Report: US nuclear renaissance unlikely after Fukushima, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 28, 2011:
A new study released Wednesday said that the regulatory fallout from the Fukushima power plant disaster in Japan in March will short-circuit the U.S.nuclear renaissance of new power plant construction.
Mark Cooper, senior fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at the Vermont Law School
- “This is an important moment to compare what is really likely to happen over the next 10 years with the industry’s expectations” of a nuclear renaissance
- “When that comparison is performed properly, it becomes clear that we are witnessing not a revival but a collapse in expectations for new reactor construction”
View the study here
Published: December 28th, 2011 at 9:57 pm ET