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Question of the Day
OREN M. SPIEGLER
Upper Saint Clair, Pa.
Energy debate keeps going, and going
The current energy legislative environment fails to promote real infrastructure investment, which is critically needed, as we have seen in the electrical system failures of the past several years (“Wanted: an energy bill,” Editorials, Wednesday).
The previous incarnation of the current energy bill, which failed in the last Congress, had loan guarantees to speed the construction of the next generation of nuclear plants. Without new power plants, we will have inadequate power supplies and be forced to keep old, polluting coal-burning plants limping along for decades more and also be dependent on high-cost gas-fired plants.
There are no incentives in the current economic structure of our electrical system for building transmission facilities, yet these are critically needed. No utility makes money selling transmission; they sell electricity. Without both real reform supporting electrical transmission and a new spurt of construction of major emission-free power plants, we will have neither the power and environment we need, nor a means for reliably delivering it.
JAMES S. TULENKO
Laboratory for Development of Advanced Nuclear Fuels and Materials
University of Florida
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