2010-02-nyt-nuclear-debateThe Obama administration has approved a $8 billion loan guarantee to support the construction of two nuclear reactors in Georgia. It’s the first step in a play to expand nuclear power as a way to control greenhouse gas emissions and bolster domestic energy production.

Does the need for new sources of low-carbon energy now outweigh the costs and risks associated with nuclear power?

Commentators in the New York Times’ editorial section, “Room for Debate,” answered this question. We generally agreed: No.

In addition to myself the columnists are from Oxford, American Enterprise Institute, Union of Concerned Scientists, Milken Review and Cato Institute.

A Comeback for Nuclear Power? New York Times “Room for Debate”