Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Also Heard from the NEA Podium, Day 2

“Building a coal plant has more risk now than a nuclear plant. … With possible carbon constraints and [natural] gas prices going up, we can’t meet our electricity needs going forward without nuclear energy.”
- Michael J. Wallace, Vice Chairman, Constellation Energy Nuclear; Chairman, UniStar

“This country is going to need new nuclear power plants.”
- Robert Malone, Chairman and President, BP America Inc.

”I think nuclear could be an important part of energy supply for the United States and the world, but there are tough challenges ahead. Nuclear is not a silver bullet for global warming. If there is one, it’s energy efficiency.”
- Jessica Tuchman Mathews, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

“Nuclear power is the only technology we have that can be deployed over the next two decades to address global warming. It is our best hope in the short term until we get to renewables and efficiency.”
- William Johnson, Chairman, CEO and President, Progress Energy

“You are in the catbird’s seat. If we see carbon legislation, we will see more nuclear.”
- Ned Helme, President, Center for Clean Air Policy

JoAnn Sperber

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