Saturday, April 23, 2005

NEI On Nuclear Baseload Generation

Eric McErlain of the Nuclear Energy Institute was nice enough to forward this transcript (PDF) of John Kane's testimony before the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. One point they make is that limited natural gas supplies makes it a poor choice for baseload generation. They wrap up with a comment that the Feds should help out the industry by paying for its next generation design costs "associated with a new and untested federal licensing process".