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Nuclear Energy: A Compendium
This Compendium focuses exclusively on nuclear energy. For in-depth information on the relatedÂ issue of nuclear waste, consult Nuclear Waste: A Compendium, Order No. C-12024.
The This nuclear energy Compendium includes sections on topics including U.S. federal governmentÂ nuclear energy policy, nuclear energy cooperation with foreign countries, nuclear plant design and security,Â and funding.
Nuclear energy is viewed by its supporters as a virtually inexhaustible and clean source of power. ButÂ the industry has been hampered by construction cost overruns, delays by regulators and interveners,Â concerns about nuclear weapons proliferation, and controversy over nuclear waste disposal. But as theÂ price of conventional fossil fuels has grown more volatile, the economics of nuclear power have begunÂ to appear more attractive. In addition, concern about carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, particularlyÂ coal, has led some former critics of nuclear energy to reconsider its merits.
Federal incentives may play a key role in the future of U.S. nuclear power. Under the Energy PolicyÂ Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58), new reactors are eligible for tax credits, loan guarantees, and payments forÂ regulatory delays. Those incentivesâ€” combined with volatile fossil fuel prices and carbon dioxide concernsâ€”Â have led to license applications for more than two dozen new power reactors. Proposals for additionalÂ federal incentives, such as increased loan guarantees, are likely to be a major subject of congressionalÂ debate.
Safety has been a fundamental issue for nuclear power since its inception. Congressional concern aboutÂ nuclear power plant safety since 2001 has focused particularly on the potential consequences of terroristÂ attacks. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 included several significant nuclear security measures that hadÂ been debated since the attacks. Other safety issues have also unexpectedly arisen from time to time, despiteÂ the good safety record of most plants in recent years.
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