From the White House: “The President believes that nuclear needs to be a part of our energy future.” | AREVA North America: Next Energy Blog


By Katherine Berezowskyj

Yesterday, Carol Browner, the White House energy and climate advisor, held an online chat where she discussed energy independence, a new generation of clean energy jobs, and the need for comprehensive energy legislation.

The White House posted the live footage of the chat on its blog. Browner outlines the White House’s vision for energy in the United States and explains the answers to critical questions (on items including renewable energy incentives, green jobs, energy efficiency and the market mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gases).

A Reuters’ article from yesterday picked up on a clear message from Browner during the chat:

“We have not built a nuclear plant in this country in a long time but we want to work with the industry to make that happen in the not too distant future.”

“The president believes that nuclear needs to be a part of our energy future,” Browner said. “If you believe as we do that climate change is a serious problem … then you need to be open to what are all of the ways in which we can produce energy in a clean manner.”

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