The United States is poised for a manufacturing renaissance. Now it’s up to policymakers to make sure that this country’s policies match our goal of a revitalization of manufacturing.
One of the keys to U.S. competitiveness is a pro-growth energy policy. To reach their fullest potential, manufacturers need reliable and secure sources of energy — a challenge that will only grow in the coming years.
Even with conservation and greater efficiency, electricity demand is expected to grow 24% by 2035. Manufacturers use one-third of our nation’s energy, so powering manufacturers is critical to powering our economy.
This is why it is welcome news indeed that four new power reactors have received their construction and operating licenses this year. Two were announced in February in Georgia, and two were announced in South Carolina late last month. Nuclear energy is a critical element of our current and future energy mix.