Bingaman backs nuclear in US clean energy standard

WASHINGTON Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:42pm EST

WASHINGTON Jan 31 (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate's energy panel said on Monday he could support including nuclear power in the White House's clean energy standard for generating electricity as long as renewable energy benefited.

"If we can develop a workable clean energy standard that actually continues to provide an incentive for renewable energy projects to move forward, and provide an additional incentive for some of the other clean energy technologies, nuclear being one, I would like to see that happen," Senator Jeff Bingaman told reporters . (Reporting by Tom Doggett)

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