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Study: Less demand for nuclear power due to cheaper natural gas

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American energy companies are less interested in developing nuclear power plants thanks to cheaper prices for natural gas, according to a new Business Roundtable study. Nuclear power plants generate approximately 20 percent of the nation’s electricity, according to a 2011 Nuclear Energy Institute report. Natural gas generation, however, has surged from 10 percent to 20 percent from 2003 to 2011...

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