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    Exploring New Nuclear Technologies

    The U.S. is at the threshold of a nuclear renaissance as it prepares for a new era of nuclear power plant construction. But nuclear technology can provide so much more. Indeed, it brings the promise of an energy revolution. The development and commercialization of small reactors, fast reactors, alternative fueled … More

    Nuclear Energy: Can You Dig It?

    They told us how it was so big in the ’70s and is just now picking back up, and I was very interested.” Fortunately for all of us, University of Tennessee student Jackie Young isn’t talking about disco. Also fortunately for all of us, she’s talking about something that will … More

    3 out of 4 Americans Support Nuclear

    Remember a couple of months ago when I told you that 2 out of 3 Americans favor building new nuclear power plants in the United States? No? That’s all right because it’s now 3 out of 4 Americans that support nuclear according to a new survey conducted by Bisconti Research … More

    Nuclear Waste: It's Everywhere!

    Nuclear waste is not just at nuclear power plants, but there’s also radioactive waste at universities, labs and hospitals across the country, as indicated in a recent Associated Press story. These places have all kinds of nuclear waste? Much of it low-level nuclear waste. The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission … More

    Finally, Some Good News Out of Congress

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 19-2 in favor of the U.S.-India civil nuclear cooperation agreement. Doubly impressive the committee adopted the agreement without a controversial proposal that would give Congress more influence over future deals. Heritage analyst Lisa Curtis underscored the importance of final passage of the agreement earlier … More

    Demand for Nuclear Rises

    Everyone wants a piece of the nuclear action. The people want nuclear power; a poll a few months back reported that 2 out of 3 Americans favor building new nuclear plants in the U.S. Recognizing the long-term benefits nuclear can provide, many companies are chomping at the bit to provide … More

    Another Step Forward on Yucca Mountain

    While recycling spent fuel or placing it in interim storage may have a role to play, America’s focus must remain on opening Yucca Mountain in a timely fashion. Despite whatever other technologies are developed, there is an enduring need for permanent geologic storage. Even after used nuclear fuel is recycled, … More

    How is Energy Policy Getting Worse?

    Seriously, I’m not really sure how it’s even possible for Congress to make their bad energy policies worse, but they are. And it’s coming from all angles. On the Senate side, the Gang of 10 energy bill includes only a very modest expansion in drilling while mandating alternative fuels and … More

    Nuclear Energy and Job Creation

    Green jobs. We always hear about them and how they’ll be created over the next few years. Presidential nominee Barack Obama vows to create 5 million of them. But as John Stossel eloquently explains, the government can’t really create jobs. They can shift resources and force investment to make it … More

    How to be a Maverick on Nuclear Energy

    It’s no secret that presidential nominee John McCain wants to build more nuclear power plants in the United States. He’s called for 45 new plants by 2030 (and more if possible). It’s also no secret that Senator McCain holds the nickname “maverick” for disagreeing with his own party and blazing … More