Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday Morning Breakfast

...nuclear energy news you may have missed this weekend.

The Wall Street Journal looks at the impact that cap-and-trade would have on the nuclear energy industry's bottom line....On ABC's "This Week," House minority leader John Boehner (R-OH) said that the House Republicans will release a "real energy policy" this week. Boehner added, "...we also have to be serious about having nuclear energy, and we need to be able and willing to go produce more oil and gas here in America in an environmentally sensitive way, and we can do that."...The Netherlands needs a nuclear energy program, so says Dutch economics minister, Maria van der Hoeven....On its front page, the St. Petersburg Times weighs in on the proposed new plant build in Levy County,FL....The Wilmington Star-News editorial board is encouraged by the announced GE Hitachi expansion of its campus in Wilmington, NC....The EU Energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs discusses "nuclear without taboos" and EU energy policy on his blog....France is the model for growing the nuclear industry in Australia, according to On Line Opinion....On Friday, NEI's Sr. VP of Governmental Affairs, Alex Flint, appeared before the Senate Republican Conference on Energy Policy. (Flint's testimony begins at 01:16:15 in the video clip.)...Simona De Silvestro lost the race at Laguna Seca on Sunday, but maintained her overall lead in the Atlantic Championship series.

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