Senators Unveil Plan To Double Nuclear Energy Output

Law360, New York (November 16, 2009, 6:23 PM EST) -- Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and James Webb, D-Va., on Monday proposed legislation that would deploy $100 billion in loan guarantees to double U.S. nuclear power production within 20 years and fund five “mini-Manhattan Projects” for alternative fuel research and development.

Alexander and Webb unveiled the Clean Energy Act of 2009 during remarks delivered at the 2009 Winter Meeting of the American Nuclear Society, saying that it could provide a fast and bipartisan solution to address climate change and green energy development issues, as political battles threaten...
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