NEI applauds Alexander's call for nuclear energy policies

The National Energy Institute (NEI) said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) "hit it out of the park" following his speech on Thursday calling on policies to keep nuclear power a vital source of energy for the United States. 

“(Alexander's) clarion call for policies to ensure that America can continue to depend on reliable, carbon-free nuclear energy comes at a perfect time," NEI’s Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs Alex Flint said. "As well as any leader has done in years, the senator effectively made the point that there is a lot at stake and that the energy decisions we make today will shape our nation’s future for generations to come." 

During his speech to the NEI, Alexander highlighted the need to examine the impacts of foreign energy policies with other major economy countries while also keeping a willingness to learn and develop our own long-term domestic policies.  He said short-sighted policies can result in large increases in energy costs, emissions and energy insecurity.

“Senator Alexander has a pragmatic understanding of the need for a robust, diverse energy infrastructure with a portfolio of generation technologies,” Flint said. “As chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, his experience and broad-based knowledge of energy policy will benefit Tennessee and the nation as he continues his leadership of these issues. We appreciate his vision and look forward to working with him.”

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