A few years back, nuclear energy was said to be on the verge of a renaissance. It could reduce our carbon footprint and be reliable 24/7 unlike some of the other sustainable energy sources. Yet, looming over us were memories of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Worse yet for the industry was the new glut of natural gas available to us because of fracking technology. The story of nuclear energy in the U.S. is a complicated one and its final chapter hasn’t been written. Stories of its current woes and potential demise are balanced by stories of new technologies which make it safer and more efficient. We talk to Rich Powell, executive director of the ClearPath Foundation, a nonprofit group that promotes conservative clean energy solutions. He says don’t count nuclear out of the power equation.