Last updated on: 12/2/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Nuclear Energy Institute Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Prudent energy planning demands a balanced approach—one in which all fuels play an appropriate role. These include coal, nuclear energy, natural gas, hydro and renewables such as solar and wind power.”

“U.S. Needs New Nuclear Plants to Meet Energy Demand, Maintain Supply Diversity,” www.nei.org, Apr. 18, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process.”

“About NEI,” www.nei.org (accessed Dec. 2, 2008)

Mission:

“The purposes of the Institute are to foster and encourage the continued safe utilization and development of nuclear energy to meet the nation’s energy, environmental and economic goals and to support the nuclear energy industry.”

“Statement of Purpose From NEI Bylaws,” www.nei.org (accessed Dec. 2, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. How Is Nuclear Power Produced?
  2. Is Expanding Nuclear Energy Production Necessary to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
  3. Is Nuclear Power Safe for Humans and the Environment?