"Nuclear energy stimulates the economy, gives us a competitive edge, and it's green as green can be. Our hard work is to take this message and convince our policymakers that America should take the lead internationally in nuclear energy. We can lead. ... I look forward to the day nuclear energy is our primary source of power."
-- Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security and Governor of Pennsylvania and currently CEO of Ridge Global, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. On Oct. 15, Ridge delivered the keynote address during the "Nuclear Power: Back on the Table" symposium at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.