Third Way Applauds Introduction of the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act
WASHINGTON – “The American Nuclear Infrastructure Act, authored by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and John Barrasso (R-WY), is an example of how Congress should be working to address clean energy, climate change, and the future of nuclear energy generation,” said Josh Freed, Senior Vice President of Third Way’s Climate and Energy Program. “This bill would do three important things: save existing nuclear plants from closing prematurely; ease the path for the next generation of advanced reactors to get built in the United States, not in China; and increase international cooperation to provide assistance for countries that want to develop nuclear power safely and ensure we have smart regulations.
“There is increasing consensus among scientists and climate advocates that nuclear power is a crucial, carbon-free tool for the United States and the world to get on the fastest path to net-zero emissions. Senator Whitehouse, long a Democratic champion on climate issues, is the right leader to push for the type of all-in mobilization that the climate crisis requires.”