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America’s neglect of nuclear energy has weakened our global influence

Ted Nordhaus and Valerie Shen write in The Hill on American nuclear energy.

The C3 Take
  • Russia is the world’s largest producer of enriched uranium, which is necessary to power nuclear reactors.
  • The United States and other nations, many of which are developing, are now reliant on authoritarian regimes to fuel a clean energy future.
  • The United States can counter Russia’s global influence by developing a domestic supply of uranium and by reducing regulations to expand our nuclear energy portfolio.

“The time has come for President Biden and Congress to take the steps necessary to assure that America and its democratic allies have access to cutting edge, American made nuclear energy technology and ensure that safe, clean, and reliable energy is available globally to power open and democratic societies.”

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