Statement by Ambassador Norman L. Eisen on the Decision to Cancel Temelin Tender

The United States Government is deeply disappointed to learn of the decision to cancel the Temelin tender. Nuclear power is a low-carbon option for power that is cost-competitive in the long-term and important to energy security. That is why the U.S. itself is moving forward with four new Westinghouse AP 1000 units, and they are also being built elsewhere around the world. As close friends and allies, we are also concerned about the signal this may send to U.S. and international investors.