David Stokes
Why is "nuclear" so commonly mispronouced in this country? I have no idea, but hopefully Missourians will have an expanded opportunity to say the word as AmerenUE reignites (probably not the best word choice) its efforts to construct the second stage of the Calloway Nuclear Plant.

Here is what I wrote about the nuclear power efforts two years ago. Here is a quick Post-Dispatch summary of the just-released bill. My initial response to the proposal is very positive, but I'll readily admit that I need to do more research on this exact proposal. The plan for multiple Missouri utilities to invest in the plant — and charge their customers for the costs — is fine with me. Because of the way the power grid system is structured, more people than just AmerenUE customers (and shareholders) will benefit from expanded nuclear power in Missouri.

About the Author

David Stokes
David Stokes was a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute from 2007 to 2014 and was director of development from 2014 to 2016.