WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Citizens For Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum) Director of Policy and Advocacy Charles Hernick released the following statement regarding the halted progress of nuclear energy development in South Carolina.
“Every day, nuclear energy provides Americans across the country with clean and reliable power,” said Hernick. “The recent national effort to revive the nuclear energy sector and modernize its infrastructure is a crucial step toward diversifying of our nation’s electrical grid, strengthening national security, bolstering the economy with job creation, and continuing a shift to clean energy. The decision to halt construction of V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 is disappointing and poses a serious setback for renewable energy innovation in South Carolina and across the nation. At the end of the day we need a regulatory framework that allows viable projects to move forward without delay. Unfortunately, we aren’t there yet – and it makes it difficult to execute innovative projects in a timely manner. CRES Forum urges Federal and state lawmakers and regulators to learn from this situation and re-prioritize efforts to develop safe and reliable nuclear energy that benefits American businesses and families.”
CRES Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public and influencing the national conversation about commonsense clean energy.