NEI reacts to draft of bipartisan climate bill in Senate

12/13/2009 | NYTimes.com

Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., added incentives for nuclear energy in their draft climate-change bill to gain support from Republicans as well as moderate Democrats. Nuclear Energy Institute spokesman Steve Kerekes said the proposal appears positive "from the conceptual level," adding that the group will seek to work with the lawmakers' offices "at the scale needed to make a difference in meeting rising electricity demand while reducing greenhouse-gas emissions."

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