HOUSTON, Mar. 16à¯¿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 Administrationà¯¿½s decision to reject the Kyoto Protocol and omit CO2 from its multi-emissions strategy is the first step in the right direction. Todayà¯¿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 Californiaà¯¿½s – and the nationà¯¿½s – economic prospects.