Ambitious Plans for Nuclear Power?

Riding on the heels of the Bush Administration's support of nuclear power, the Washington, D.C.-based Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has come up with an ambitious plan to significantly expand nuclear power infrastructure and output over the next 20 years.

07/25/2001


Riding on the heels of the Bush Administration's support of nuclear power, the Washington, D.C.-based Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has come up with an ambitious plan to significantly expand nuclear power infrastructure and output over the next 20 years.

NEI's "Vision 2020" calls for $50 billion to $100 billion dollars to build 50 new plants and upgrade many of the nation's 103 existing plants, ultimately increasing nuclear power output from 754 billion kilowatt-hours to 1.2 trillion kilowatt-hours by 2020.

"The U.S. Department of Energy has projected a 50-percent increase in electricity demand over the next 20 years," said NEI Spokesperson Steve C. Kerekes. "Our plan addresses the nation's needs for a reliable, affordable, non-polluting electricity source." Although the plan is just a promotional campaign, it's NEI's hope that the current political climate will favor such an initiative. For more information on NEI, a public policy organization representing the interests of a number of industry groups including nuclear utilities, plant designers and architecture/engineering firms, visit www.nei.org .





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