Minnesota Democrats indicating interest in using Nuclear Tech to meet Clean Energy goals

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota Democrats are indicating that they might approve legislation to study the use of emerging nuclear technology to meet clean energy goals.

A new bill would commission research to investigate the potential costs, benefits, and impacts of "advanced nuclear technology reactor power generation."

Republicans attacked DFLers for refusing to lift a ban on new nuclear plants in the electricity regulations signed by Governor Tim Walz last Tuesday.

GOP lawmakers are arguing that the newly-signed measure will lead to higher bills and possible rolling blackouts without a steady power source like nuclear energy.