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Competitive Nuclear Energy Investment: Avoiding Past Policy Mistakes

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Publication Date: November 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Jack Spencer

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Energy (Nuclear power)

Keywords: Energy and environment; energy bill; renewable energy; Energy Policy Act

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Nuclear power is a proven, safe, affordable, and environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels that can offset America's growing dependence on foreign energy. Federal, state, and local governments will have a role to play, especially in building confidence with investors, but the best long-term subsidy that they could give the industry is the freedom to succeed.