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America—and the World—Needs More Nuclear Power

Jeremy Harrell writes in Power about the need to increase nuclear energy.

The C3 Take
  • As the world looks to address climate change and provide affordable and reliable energy to consumers, nuclear power is making a comeback.
  • Emerging private sector innovation in small modular reactors is slated to come online by the end of the decade.
  • Lawmakers can accelerate nuclear power’s renaissance by modernizing regulations and updating licensing laws to bring more nuclear energy on to the power grid.

“Policymakers must stay on offense in the 118th Congress. Rounding the edges on these policies will enable Team USA to out-compete Chinese and Russian enterprises with American innovation. The World Nuclear Association states that, at the end of October, China was operating 53 commercial power reactors, making it third in the world after France, which has 56 reactors. The U.S., leading with 92 operating reactors, but only has two units under construction, while China has 23 reactors under construction. The U.S. must deploy and export innovative American nuclear technologies to retain its global nuclear influence.”

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