Full Title: Is There a Future for Nuclear Power in the United States?
Author(s): Jonathan A. Lesser
Publisher(s): Manhattan Institute
Publication Date: July 10, 2019
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Whither nuclear power? That question has become more important as energy policies evolve to emphasize emissions-free “green” energy and an increased electrification of the U.S. economy. Some environmentalists consider nuclear power to be crucial to reducing carbon emissions; others continue to vehemently oppose nuclear power and believe that our energy must come solely from renewable sources. Asked whether they favor or oppose nuclear power, the public is split.