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Restoring America’s Nuclear Energy Leadership

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) writes in Newsweek about ways to unleash America’s nuclear energy leadership.

The C3 Take
  • Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are beginning to recognize the importance of advancing nuclear power to reduce emissions and bolster energy security and reliability.
  • While companies are developing innovative nuclear technologies, antiquated licensing and permitting pathways at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are restricting America’s nuclear power potential.
  • To unleash nuclear power in the U.S., the NRC must update its rulemaking and reduce barriers to licensing new technologies.

“As our nation charts energy policy for the 21st century, nuclear must play a leading role to ensure global competitiveness and American energy dominance. Nuclear energy will no doubt play an essential role in the United States’ clean energy future, and we must pave the way. I believe we can do it with bipartisan cooperation.”

Read the full article here.

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