US Nuclear Industry Back in the 'Fast Lane'?

July 3, 2008 | 00:00

US nuclear industry back in the 'fast lane'?

Now that concerns about security of energy supply are increasing, nuclear energy is making a comeback on the agenda of international policy makers.The US is no exception. This CIEP Briefing Paper addresses US efforts to control the availability of nuclear power nationally and internationally. The Briefing Paper will look at the American efforts to align the international nuclear expansion to American interests. It will then expand on certain developments in the current administration's efforts to facilitate nuclear plant construction and the increase in applications for construction permits. It will further discuss whether the current American energy policy developments are likely to facilitate the expansion of nuclear electricity generation in the future. The Briefing Paper will conclude with some observations regarding the future of US nuclear policy.

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