NEI's Peterson addresses plans for new nuclear power in U.S. and abroad
With new interest in constructing nuclear power plants in Europe and the United States, proponents are pitching the power source as a key solution to global warming. Will European nations turn to nuclear power to lower their carbon dioxide emissions and comply with the Kyoto Protocol? What about continued opposition to nuclear waste storage sites such as Yucca Mountain? And will regulatory and financial hurdles stymie plans to build new nuclear facilities in the United States? Scott Peterson, vice president of communications at the Nuclear Energy Institute, answers these questions and more.