• Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear power is one of America’s greatest strategic energy assets. Our fleet of nuclear reactors scattered across nearly 30 states meets about one-fifth of U.S. electricity demand. Nuclear also is a big contributor to clean air and climate goals, generating more than half of America’s emissions-free electricity.

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  • Letters
    July 19, 2017

    Global Energy Institute Joins Coalition in Support of Nuclear Loan Guarantees

    The U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute has joined a broad coalition to send a letter to Senate and House leaders urging them to preserve the Department of Energy's loan guarantee program for nuclear energy. The program is currently supporting construction of new nuclear units that add emissions
  • Blog
    March 24, 2017

    Advanced Nuclear Hits Crucial First Milestone in the United States

    Ever since the “Shale Gale” put the brakes on the nuclear renaissance, much of the nuclear world has focused on Small Modular Reactor (SMRs) as the future of fission. SMRs are smaller, and therefore more versatile than their full sized Light Water Reactor brethren, and could be deployed in a wider
  • Press Release
    December 18, 2015

    Energy Institute Applauds Vote to Unleash American Energy

    Lifting the Ban on Oil Exports Was a Top Legislative Priority WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century today applauded final passage of an omnibus spending bill that included lifting the longstanding ban on oil exports. “By voting to lift the ban on oil exports, Congress has
  • Blog
    May 16, 2014

    Nuclear Fee for Phantom Waste Facility Fades Away

    A 31-year-old fee on many American's electricity bills to pay for a phantom nuclear waste facility is no more, the Associated Press reports: The Energy Department will stop charging the fee by court order Friday. It's only a small percentage of most customers' bills, but adds up to $750 million a
  • Reports
    January 15, 2014

    Energy Works for Us

    Since the rise in influence of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in the 1960s, energy has occupied the minds of policymakers. Energy is recognized as among the top challenges to our nation’s future prosperity, national security, and quality of life.

  • Reports
    May 27, 2009

    Revisiting America’s Nuclear Waste Policy

    The Institute for 21st Century Energy issued a report that calls on the Obama Administration to commit to a permanent solution for the nation’s used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste.  The report, titled Revisiting America’s Nuclear Waste Policy, examines the nation’s nuclear waste policies and makes recommendations on how to move forward.

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