HOUSTON, Mar. 16ï¿½The US nuclear power industry produced a record amount of power last year from fewer plants, continuing to defy predictions of its early demise.
The Bush Administrationï¿½s decision to reject the Kyoto Protocol and omit CO2 from its multi-emissions strategy is the first step in the right direction. Todayï¿½s energy market turmoil stems from under-investment in capacity to produce power and fuels. Uncertainty about emissions policy is a significant obstacle to construction of new power plants across the nation, something that is sorely needed to improve Californiaï¿½s — and the nationï¿½s — economic prospects.