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Dismukes discusses advanced technologies of coal, nuclear at Manhattan Institute

David Dismukes, CES associate executive director, participated in a Manhattan Institute panel discussion titled “Keeping the Lights On: What Role for Coal and Nuclear” March 1 at the Princeton Club in New York City.  Dismukes explained that, in the U.S., adding nuclear capacity would be much more expensive than coal or gas. Nuclear would cost several thousand dollars per kilowatt of installed capacity versus closer to $1,000/KW for coal or gas. Dismukes said that natural gas is the "safest play" for building a new power plant but cautioned that overbuilding gas-fired infrastructure could trigger eventual gas price increases over the longer term.

To view the full panel discussion, visit the Manhattan Institute’s website at