Nuclear Energy Institute president and chief executive officer Maria Korsnick struck a decidedly optimistic tone last week in remarks on nuclear’s future delivered at the United States Energy Association’s 17th annual State of the Energy Industry Forum.
"In 2020, nuclear energy was highlighted in both House and Senate climate reports," she noted. "Congress significantly increased appropriations to accelerate research and development of new nuclear technologies. And we’ve seen the introduction of bipartisan legislation that recognizes nuclear’s contributions to today’s economy and our clean energy future.”
On hand: Joining Korsnick at the January 28 virtual event were some two dozen other energy association leaders, including Thomas Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute president; Mike Sommers, American Petroleum Institute president and CEO; Karen Harbert, American Gas Association president and CEO; Arshad Mansoor, Electric Power Research Institute president and CEO; and Abigail Ross Hopper, Solar Energy Industries Association president and CEO.