March 16, 2006

US hopes for “rebirth” of nuclear power: Bodman

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman
forecast a global "rebirth" of nuclear power on Thursday.

"We have been working very hard on developing alternative
sources of energy that do not emit greenhouses into the
atmosphere," Bodman told a news conference after a meeting of
energy ministers from Group of Eight nations.

Bodman's remarks backed a push by Russia, which holds the
annual G8 presidency this year, to promote nuclear power as a
means of diversifying the security of global energy supplies.

"We are hopeful of a very substantial rebirth of the global
nuclear industry," Bodman said in response to a Reuters