Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 7 x 9¼
978-0-7425-4188-7 • Hardback • September 2004 • $26.95 • (£20.99)
978-0-7425-4189-4 • Paperback • November 2006 • $19.95 • (£14.99)
Republican Pete V. Domenici has been in the United States Senate representing the state of New Mexico since 1972, and is one of its most influential members. He has been called Congress's chief apostle for nuclear power. Dr. Julian J. Steyn is co-founder and principal of the Washington D.C. consulting firm, Energy Resources International, Inc. Blythe J. Lyons is a consultant with Energy Resources International, Inc.
Part 1 Foreword
Part 2 Preface
Part 3 Acknowledgements
Chapter 4 My Vision—Reinvigorating Atoms For Peace
Chapter 5 The Road to Leadership
Chapter 6 The Energy Highway
Chapter 7 Nuclear Power in the World Today
Chapter 8 Regulatory Road Blocks to Nuclear Power
Chapter 9 Uranium Resource Issues
Chapter 10 Revitalizing the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure and Workforce
Chapter 11 Dealing with Nuclear Proliferation Effectively
Chapter 12 The Waste Disposal Conundrum
Chapter 13 The Case for Nuclear Power
Chapter 14 Roadmap for the Future
Part 15 Epilogue
Part 16 Appendice A: The New Nuclear Paradigm Speech
Part 17 Appendice B: Atoms for Peace - 50th Anniversary
Part 18 Appendice C: Key Nonproliferation Events During Senate Tenure
Part 19 Index
Senator Domenici's leadership on energy issues is not 'limited' to the United States. Especially in the field of nuclear energy, when Senator Domenici speaks, the world listens. His thorough grasp of all issues, his great intellect quietly and effectively applied, his ability to stay above the political fray and consider issues objectively, his personal graciousness and his integrity, have earned this U.S. Senator from New Mexico worldwide respect. That he has, over time, reached the conclusion that nuclear energy must play a great role in the future peace and welfare of our world resounds around the globe, even in unexpected quarters. That he shows the personal and political courage to champion his vision should earn the undying gratitude of the international community. Thank you, Senator.
— Anne Lauvergeon, chairman of the executive board, AREVA; Chairman and CEO, COGEMA
A thoughtful and enjoyable book by the Senate's leading energy expert. A Brighter Tomorrow makes a compelling case that nuclear power (along with renewables and coal) must be one of the main energy sources for the planet by the end of the century. It tells a fascinating story of how we came to where we are, including all the mistakes along the way, and why and how to move ahead. Highly recommended.
— Burton Richter, Ph.D., professor at Stanford University and Nobel Laureate
A Brighter Tomorrow manifests the passions and dream that Senator Pete Domenici has developed over the past decades concerning the role nuclear power must play in securing a sustainable energy future for the U.S. and indeed the world. The book is certain to help broaden the horizon of not only American people, but also the public in Japan, where utilization of nuclear energy is being actively promoted for peaceful purposes. I sincerely hope that this book will reach as many readers in the world as possible.
— Youichi Fuji-ie, Former Chairman at the Japan Atomic Energy Commission and Professor Emeritus at Tokyo Institute of Technology
Senator Pete Domenici, a public servant/leader of the highest caliber, has written A Brighter Tomorrow as an act of conscience. He is compelled to make the public understand that future generations of people on earth can have a good and healthy quality of life only if they have a safe, secure, clean, and affordable supply of energy. He brings together scientific fact, technological analysis, public policy reality, legislative experience, and intelligent vision to argue compellingly that nuclear energy is an indispensable element of that supply, and that we had better get on with the task of developing it. Domenici neither shies away nor pulls his punches in addressing the tough issues of waste disposal, nuclear proliferation, and regulatory policy. Anyone who feels responsibility toward future generations, or who cares about the earth's environment, must read this important book.
— Charles M. Vest, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pete strongly believes, as he writes, 'that nuclear energy, appropriately designed to avoid proliferation concerns and to operate safely, can play a major role in energizing the rest of the world.' If you want to understand these issues—agree or not—you have to hear out this outstanding senate leader. He has mastered the details, studied the obstacles, and dedicated his career to moving them safely out of the way.
— Senator Sam Nunn, from the foreword
A staunch supporter of nuclear energy, Domenici describes his path to becoming a believer and criticizes the politicians and leaders who he says have stood in the way of progress.
Domenici builds the case for a nuclear power comeback.
— James W. Brosnan; Red Deer Advocate
U.S. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., delivers a strong case for increased reliance on nuclear energy.
— Forth Worth Star
Senator Domenici takes a proactive look at enery resources and presents the case that nuclear power must be a major contributor.
— City Life
...sound and compelling...thoughtful, passionately written...Highly recommended.
— A. M. Strauss, Vanderbilt University; Choice Reviews
Domenici is refreshingly straightforward....It is refreshing to see a U.S. Senator take the risk of such strong public advocacy for nuclear power. Domenici has cemented his position as a nuclear statesman ranking with such historical bipartisan political figures from the early days of nuclear energy as Reps Chet Holifield and Craig Hosmer.
— John Zink; Power Engineering
This thoughtful, passionately written book should be read by anyone seeking to be well informed about the broad range of energy issues that our nation now confronts. Summing Up: Highly Recommended. All levels.
— A. M. Strauss, Vanderbilt University; Choice Reviews
This book is... full of important information about nuclear power, as well as some interesting history on the Republican senator's path to power.
— Michael Coleman; Sunday Journal
—Provides a balanced and detailed look at energy supply and demand both in the U.S. and throughout the world.
—Analyzes what went wrong with nuclear power in the past few decades and what issues need to be addressed in order for nuclear power to move forward.
—Presents a roadmap to ensure nuclear power remains a viable source of energy. The Senator proposes how we can make headway on waste management and proliferation issues.