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Nuclear Futures examines three scenarios for the future of nuclear power in light of current thinking regarding energy policy more broadly. To help situate the alternative policies, the article also provides a rough cost benefit analysis on how to think about adopting a particular nuclear policy. The article discusses a promotional nuclear policy as advocated by the current Administration and Department of Energy, Precautionary Nuclear Policy and the Smart Energy Policy that relies on market tests, alternatives to large scale capital intensive nuclear investments.