Recent hand-wringing over the future of nuclear energy has caused my wife to joke “This is the third time you’ve been invited to the funeral of the nuclear industry.” As usual, Denise is right — and at each juncture, not only were the reports of nuclear’s death greatly exaggerated, the industry actually increased its share of the generation pie. When I entered the field in the late 1980s this supposedly dying industry was producing 16 percent of the nation’s power. Three decades later it’s generating 20 percent — representing well over half of our nation’s clean electricity.

The Hill 13th July 2018 read more »


Published: 14 July 2018