Alexander: How To Prevent A United States Without Nuclear Power
Senator Lamar Alexander spoke to energy policy leaders and professionals on Tuesday about how to overcome the real obstacles facing nuclear energy to help ensure a bright nuclear future in the United States.
“The United States uses nearly 25 percent of all the electricity in the world,” said Senator Alexander, who serves as chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.
“If we want a large amount of clean, cheap, reliable electricity available to power our 21st-century economy, then we need to do everything we can to make sure nuclear power continues to provide it. Relying on wind when nuclear plants are available is like going to war in sailboats when nuclear ships are available.”
Senator Alexander listed six steps to overcome the obstacles for nuclear energy and guide America towards a bright nuclear energy future: