• 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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  • Blog
    July 24, 2017

    Not A Guarantee, But a Fighting Chance

    Here at the Global Energy Institute, we have always advocated for a diverse, reliable mix of energy resources that contribute toward keeping America secure, prosperous, and clean. A key cornerstone of that energy mix is our fleet of 99 commercial nuclear reactors that provide approximately twenty
  • 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.