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Dec 08, 2010 NPEC Signs Letter to Congress Opposing Wasteful Loan Guarantee Program
This letter urges Congress not to increase available funding for the Department of Energy Innovation Technology Loan Guarantee program. This program would increase the total nuclear loan program to $27.5 billion to cover four nuclear projects. Loans for nuclear reactors have been found to have a 50% risk of default, a risk that will be borne by the taxpayer. Moreover, providing loan guarantees to financially risky projects that the private sector won’t finance is fiscally reckless and politically unwise.
Official Docs & Letters
Nov 20, 2010 National Review Online: "Obama's Other Nuclear Headache"
In "Obama's Other Nuclear Headache," NPEC's executive director, Henry Sokolski, states that the Obama Administration should apply its UAE Gold Standard to other countries wanting to enter into nuclear cooperation agreements with the U.S.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Nov 15, 2010 Bipartisan Group to President Obama: Block French Loan Guarantees If Paris Refuses to Support US Global Nonproliferation Standards
NPEC’s executive director and 16 other leading US nuclear control experts from both the Right and the Left today called on President Obama to condition the provision of any US federal energy loan guarantees to foreign nuclear suppliers wishing to expand their nuclear business in the US upon them supporting strong US nonproliferation standards for nuclear exports globally.  In a letter to the President, the bipartisan group specifically urged the President not to grant $9.5 billion in proposed federal nuclear loan guarantees to the French government owned firms of Areva and Edf unless the French government is willing to support the nonproliferation conditions on the spread of easy-to-militarize nuclear fuel making activities and the need for intrusive inspections contained in the US-UAE nuclear cooperative agreement, which was finalized last year.  
Official Docs & Letters
Nov 01, 2010 Nonproliferation Policy in the 112th Congress
NPEC and FPI co-host a panel on "Nonproliferation Policy in the 112th Congress"
Audio & Video
Oct 26, 2010 Briefing on Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation
Invitation to July 28, 2010 Briefing on Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation: Is Bipartisan Nuclear Arms Control Possible? 
Official Docs & Letters
Oct 21, 2010 Challenge and Response: Nonproliferation Policy in the 112th Congress
Foreign Policy Initiative and NPEC co-hosted, "Challenge and Response: Nonproliferation Policy in the 112th Congress," a panelled discussion about how sound U.S. and international nuclear nonproliferation controls are and how the U.S. might upgrade its nuclear nonproliferation restraints to address these new threats, within the context of Congressional activity.
Oct 07, 2010 Missiles for Peace: Henry Sokolski on Prompt Global Strike
NPEC's executive director Henry Sokolski discussed missile defense and nuclear threats with an audience at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on prompt global strike in which his article "Missiles for Peace" addresses options for the U.S. to ponder to lessen nuclear threats.
Sep 24, 2010 NPEC Submits Testimony to House on Tightening U.S. Nuclear Controls
In response to a request from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (HCFA), NPEC's executive director prepared testimony on how to tighten the nonproliferation provisions of the U.S. Atomic Energy Act.  HCFA held its hearing on this question on September 24,2010.
Testimony & Transcripts
Sep 14, 2010 Study Overturns Popular View that French Nuclear Program is a Model for the U.S.
Mark Cooper, the Vermont Law School Institute’s senior research fellow for economic analysis, explains how the French approach advocated by some is a failed model and why U.S. wind and solar industries would suffer if the U.S. embraced such a standard.
Working Papers & Monographs
Aug 16, 2010 National Review Online, "Foggy Bottom Out of (Export) Control"
In a National Review Online blog, "Foggy Bottom Out of (Export) Control," NPEC's executive director criticizes a State Department proposed change to export control regulations that would enable citizens of unfriendly countries, such as Iran, China, and Syria, greater access to U.S. controlled defense technology overseas than they would if they worked for defense firms operating in the States.
Op-Eds & Blogs
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