NEI praises Wisconsin for lifting ban on new nuclear plants

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker | Courtesy of the Wisconsin Governor's Office

Alex Flint, senior vice president of governmental affairs for the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) issued a statement praising Wisconsin for recently lifting its 33-year-old moratorium on building new nuclear energy plants in the state.

“The legislation’s strong bipartisan support owes heavily to the broad, diverse coalition of supporters who mobilized in favor of the moratorium repeal,” Flint said. “It brought together Wisconsin’s skilled building and construction trades, the business and manufacturing community, and longtime environmental activists, who recognize the important role played by the existing nuclear capacity in serving the state’s economic, electricity reliability, and clean-air priorities. They were united in urging that nuclear energy should be an available option in meeting future energy-demand growth.”

Flint also said the bill also amends state policy to add nuclear energy to its list of efficient energy technologies that promote conservation and don't emit carbon.


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