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COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

J. BENNETT JOHNSTON, Louisiana, Chairman
DALE BUMPERS, Arkansas

MALCOLM WALLOP, Wyoming
WENDELL H. FORD, Kentucky

MARK O. HATFIELD, Oregon
BILL BRADLEY, New Jersey

PETE V. DOMENICI, New Mexico
JEFF BINGAMAN, New Mexico

FRANK H. MURKOWSKI, Alaska
TIMOTHY E. WIRTH, Colorado

DON NICKLES, Oklahoma
KENT CONRAD, North Dakota

CONRAD BURNS, Montana
DANIEL K. AKAKA, Hawaii

LARRY E. CRAIG, Idaho
WYCHE FOWLER, JR., Georgia

JOHN SEYMOUR, California
RICHARD C. SHELBY, Alabama

JAKE GARN, Utah
PAUL WELLSTONE, Minnesota

BENJAMIN S. COOPER, Staff Director

D. MICHAEL HARVEY, Chief Counsel
G. ROBERT WALLACE, Staff Director for the Minority
GARY G. ELLSWORTH, Chief Counsel for the Minority

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APPENDIXES TO MARCH 5, 1991 HEARING

(Titles XII and XIII)

Appendix I-Responses to Additional Questions

POST-HEARING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

WILLIAM H. YOUNG
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

MARCH 5, 1991

QUESTION FROM SENATOR WALLOP

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

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.

a.

Would you agree with Mr. Wolfe's statement that until
recently there has been considerable excess electrical
capacity in this country but this era is coming to an end?

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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

region.

b.

Faced with today's environmental laws such as the Clean Air
Act, in your judgement, can this requirement for new
generation capacity be satisfied without a greater role for
nuclear power than is possible under present circumstances?

Answer:

Theoretically, the requirement for new generating
capacity could be satisfied without additional

nuclear capacity, even with passage of the Clean

Air Act.

A combination of conservation, natural

gas, renewables, and innovative clean coal

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