Survey Reveals Strong Support for Increased Focus on Nuclear Energy

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Nuclear energy received a resounding endorsement from renewable energy and clean technology professionals in a recent survey conducted by law firm Cooley Godward Kronish. The survey of 85 New York-area clean tech entrepreneurs, investors and other industry professionals shows that 72 percent of respondents believe nuclear energy should receive more focus as an alternative energy source.

Nuclear energy received a resounding endorsement from renewable energy and clean technology professionals in a recent survey conducted by law firm Cooley Godward Kronish. The survey of 85 New York-area clean tech entrepreneurs, investors and other industry professionals shows that 72 percent of respondents believe nuclear energy should receive more focus as an alternative energy source.

In spite of the global economy's instability that has many industries vying for prospective investors, 75 percent of survey respondents think venture capital and other private equity investments in clean technology and renewable energy will increase in 2009, while nine percent think it will decrease and 16 percent think it will remain the same.

A majority of the respondents (57 percent) also believe that the clean technology and renewable energy sector will play a "significant" role in job creation over the next five years. Only two percent of respondents said it would have a "minimal" role in job creation...

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