Over in the Detroit News, John Engler, President of the National Association of Manufacturers, made a pitch for expanding the use of nuclear energy as a way to take some pressure off of America's manufacturing base:
Deep-water exploration for oil and natural gas, constructing new refineries, developing clean-coal technologies, conservation and biofuels are all key parts of the equation, but our country needs to pursue every viable option. In the long term, nuclear power -- efficient and safe -- holds promise as a major source of electricity.Read the rest right now. And be sure to stop by NAM Blog.
The 2005 Energy Policy Act took valuable steps to encourage investments in nuclear power, but there is much more to be done. To maintain our global competitiveness and help create more American jobs, we must modernize the nuclear energy infrastructure. This will not only relieve the pressure on natural gas prices by freeing up supply, but will also provide the energy security that is essential for a robust economy.
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