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Nuclear Renaissance: Atoms to Power the Future

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Ross Wingo; Sterling Burnett

Topic: Energy (Nuclear power)

Keywords: nuclear energy; emissions; power plants

Type: Brief

Abstract:

How will America meet its future energy needs? Rising demand for electricity, possible greenhouse gas legislation and U.S. dependence on foreign oil are some of the reasons for concern. These factors, combined with the high cost and relative unreliability of various other alternative energy sources, have forced policymakers to consider nuclear energy once again.