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QUESTION FROM SENATOR WALLOP
Question 1. The Department of Energy estimates that a combination of increases in demand and retirement of existing electric generation capacity will require an additional 200,000 megawatts of capacity by the year 2010.
Would you agree with Mr. Wolfe's statement that until
to need new capacity by the mid or late 1990's.
The era of excess capacity is coming to an end,
but there is substantial variance from region to
Faced with today's environmental laws such as the Clean Air
technologies that emit low levels of sulfur
dioxide and nitrous oxides could meet our Nation's
future electricity requirements and satisfy the
requirements of the Clean Air Act.
However, without nuclear power as an option, we
would lose one of our cleanest generation
technologies and one which presently provides
growing concerns about global climate change may
In your judgement, can the third world meet its anticipated requirements for electricity without a large expansion of nuclear power?
The third world can and is expected to meet its
currently provides only 1.5 percent of the third
The Department of Energy's
forecasts show that nuclear power's share is