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Lift the Ban On Overseas Nuclear Project Financing

Public comment period on proposed change to nuclear energy policy

On June 10, 2020, the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) began a 30-day public notice and comment period on a proposed change to the agency’s Environmental and Social Policy and Procedures that would enable the consideration of support of nuclear power projects and aligns the definition of renewable energy with the United States Energy Information Administration's (EIA) definition. Learn more about why this is important here.

The public may submit comments by email until July 10, 2020.

Example email (you can copy paste and edit as you like, and send to odp@dfc.gov.

To Whom it may concern:

Please move forward with the proposed change to remove DFC's legacy prohibition on support of nuclear power projects.  Nuclear energy will be required, in large amounts, in order for us to meet the growing energy needs of many areas of the world, and do so in a way that does not add significant CO2 and/or other emissions.  Your ability to financially support nuclear projects worldwide will help deploy more of it, which will help prevent the continued operation of existing and new fossil fuel plants.  This will save lives (emissions from fossil fuel plants kill millions each year, worldwide) and will help prevent global warming.

I support the proposed change and urge you to follow through with it.

[Your Name]

[City, State]