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Nuclear Energy

The Future Depends On Research And Development

On behalf of the nuclear energy industry, the Nuclear Energy Institute appreciates the opportunity to provide the subcommittee with its perspective on the nuclear-related programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction, and on the president's proposed budget for those programs in fiscal 2008.

NEI supports fiscal 2008 funding for the following programs: Office for the Energy Loan Guarantee Program ($8.4 million), Nuclear Power 2010 ($183 million), Generation IV Reactor Programs ($100 million), Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative ($35 million), University Programs ($50.1 million), Office of Radioactive Waste Management ($494.5 million), Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (increased funding over fiscal 2007) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ($913 million).

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