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Tech industry wants to lock up nuclear power for AI

Tech industry wants to lock up nuclear power for AI
Nuclear-power plants' high output suits AI datacentres' huge energy demands but the prospect is fuelling tensions around wider impacts. (Image: WSJ)
The Wall Street Journal
By Jennifer Hiller and Sebastian Herrera Tech companies scouring the country for electricity supplies have zeroed in on a key target: America’s nuclear-power plants.The owners of roughly a third of US nuclear power plants are in talks with tech companies to provide electricity to new datacentres needed to meet the demands of an artificial intelligence (AI) boom. Among them, Amazon Web Services is nearing a deal for electricity supplied directly from a nuclear plant on the East Coast with Constellation Energy, the largest owner o...

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