Federal loan guarantees have been unleashed to support new nuclear plant construction. Will this be the watershed event that finally gets nuclear moving forward in the United States?
Financing New Nukes
Federal loan guarantees raise hopes for new reactors planned by affiliates of Constellation and NRG.
reach a critical mass, and the next generation of reactors will begin construction. Whether that happens in 2010, as NRG and UniStar hope, or later depends on factors that are difficult to predict—just like the many uncertainties affecting America’s nuclear future.