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    So/As such

    The advantage of using nuclear technology is that it produces clean energy resources than the conventional energy resources. (So/As such,) we don't have to worry about the environmental damage caused by global warming.

    Do "so" and "As such" both work here?

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    Re: So/As such

    It should be "cleaner", not "clean". I would remove "the" before "conventional".

    "So" doesn't work at the beginning of that sentence. If you want to use "so", then simply continue the sentence after "resources" with "so".
    I wouldn't use "As such" there either. I might use "Consequently".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: So/As such

    When you write "as such", you can ask yourself, "As what?" You could write. "Nuclear energy is a clean source of energy. As such [As a clean source of energy], we should use it." There's nothing in your sentence to answer "As what?"

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    Re: So/As such

    If you put a comma after "resources," then "so" would be fine. (But "as such" would NOT!)

    Lots of people start sentences with "So," but it can be a bad idea, especially when answering a question. In the US, we call it "NPR-speak." It's the way people often talk on National Public Radio.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: So/As such

    Thank you for including a space before the open-parenthesis character and for your correct use of quotation marks.
    I am not a teacher.

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