An Energy Information Administration review of the House-passed climate-change bill concludes that the U.S. would have to double its output of nuclear energy to meet 2030 goals for low-cost, low-carbon energy. While nuclear opponents criticized the report and the government for failing to plan for energy needs better, proponents said it shows how critical nuclear energy is to the nation's goals. "You clearly cannot have a credible program to control carbon emissions without expanded nuclear power," said NEI's Richard J. Myers.

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