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Lessons From Poland’s Nuclear Energy Renaissance

Jeff Luse writes in RealClearEnergy about Poland’s nuclear energy renaissance.

The C3 Take
  • Poland has signed agreements with several American nuclear energy companies to bring their technologies to the European nation.
  • While it is encouraging to see the U.S. export its innovations, regulatory burdens are hurting America’s ability to advance nuclear power domestically and compete on the global stage.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s licensing process, which is required to operate nuclear power in America, takes an average of six years and millions of dollars to complete.
  • Congress should learn from Poland and implement regulatory reform to accelerate American nuclear energy.

“Poland has decided that nuclear energy has a part to play in its future energy strategy, and has cleared the regulatory decks to deploy nuclear energy faster. It’s time for the U.S. to do the same.”

Read the full article here.

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