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Unleashing the Nuclear Era: From Our Backyards to the Beltway

Morgan Brummund and Sarah Jensen write in RealClearEnergy about recent nuclear energy milestones.

The C3 Take
  • With the completion of the new reactors at Plant Vogtle in Georgia, making it the largest nuclear power plant in the U.S., there is renewed momentum and opportunity to unleash the potential of nuclear energy as a critical clean energy source through supportive policies and investments.
  • Bipartisan efforts are underway at the federal level, such as the recently passed nuclear energy package in the House, to cut regulatory barriers, preserve existing plants, streamline permitting, and build a skilled workforce to facilitate the expansion of nuclear power.
  • Meanwhile, in states like Kentucky and Virginia lawmakers are passing key pieces of legislation to streamline the deployment of atomic energy.

“Across the nation, nuclear energy is making a comeback, and it’s no surprise why. We must continue advocating for this clean energy source from Capitol Hill to individual states and communities. The energy grid of tomorrow depends on it.”

Read the full article here.

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