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US low-carbon power seeks way past pandemic

March 25, 2020

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has written to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, requesting assistance to ensure continued nuclear operations during the COVID-19 crisis, and also to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow on the nuclear industry’s recommendations for economic recovery.

In her 19 March letter to Mnuchin and Kudlow, NEI President Maria Korsnick wrote that the nuclear energy industry is “committed to working with the administration to provide clean, reliable and affordable electricity as the nation addresses the COVID-19 crisis”. NEI member companies are “anticipating – or are already experiencing – severe financial strain”, she wrote, “as product orders are delayed or cancelled, as industrial electricity demand falls, and as workforce availability becomes increasingly constrained”.

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