"In the near term, as we transition to cleaner energy sources . . . we're going to have to build a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in America."
—President Barack Obama
List of proposed nuclear plants in the United States.
Information on state and local legislation, resolutions and regulations supportive of nuclear energy and the expansion of nuclear power in the United States.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has established an efficient new process for licensing nuclear power plants, giving the public opportunities for early participation and ensuring that safety is foremost throughout the process.
This fact sheet outlines the various policies that support new nuclear power plant development, including the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Loan Guarantee Program.
This paper provides a survey of cost information for new nuclear and coal-based generating capacity and summarizes recent analyses of the comparative economics of new electric generating capacity.
Studies by the Nuclear Energy Institute on the economic benefits a nuclear plant brings communities.
The nuclear energy industry can play an important role in any program to stimulate creation of new jobs and economic expansion, providing both near-term and lasting employment and economic benefits.
60 Years of Energy Incentives: Analysis of Federal Expenditures for Energy Development
This report studies federal energy incentives over the last six decades and shows that the common perception that federal energy incentives have favored nuclear energy at the expense of renewable energy such as wind and solar is not supported by the findings.
Issues in Focus: Loan Guarantees for Clean Energy Development
This briefing paper provides facts about the clean energy investment incentives created by Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, including taxpayer protections, the benefits of loan guarantees, and aspects of a successful program.
Credit Subsidy Costs for New Nuclear Power Projects Receiving Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Guarantees: An Analysis of DOE's Methodology and Major Assumptions
The sponsors of new nuclear facilities that receive loan guarantees must pay the costs associated with those guarantees. This detailed white paper provides an historical and comparative perspective on the way these costs are calculated.
The Clean Energy Loan Guarantee Program's Credit Subsidy Fee: A review of a recent paper by the Center for American Progress
The Center for American Progress published a brief paper March 8, 2010, on its website, "Protecting Taxpayers from a Financial Meltdown: Calculating the Credit Subsidy Fee on a Loan Guarantee for a New Nuclear Reactor." This is NEI's rebuttal to CAP's misstatements, unsubstantiated estimates, and inaccurate descriptions of nuclear construction and the nature and structure of the federal program.
Construction Work in Progress: An Effective Financial Tool to Lower the Cost of Electricity
This report discusses the infrastructure financing tool called "construction work in progress," or "CWIP," that supports new plant construction by allowing recovery of financing costs during construction and ultimately reducing the cost of electricity to consumers.
The Clean and Safe Energy (CASE) Coalition's study on the economic opportunities new nuclear plants can provide for the United States.
A listing the number of operating, under construction, planned and proposed nuclear power reactors by country.
The nuclear industry's position on managing used nuclear fuel.
Transportation, storage, recycling, fuel management, and Yucca Mountain.