Stephen Chu, the current director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and the guy that Obama just fingered to be the new Secretary of Energy, signed this paper in August of this year. The paper is a short, very high level, but clear and broad statement of why and how we should invest heavily in nuclear power. Usually, statements like this come from people with no clout.
Holy crap. This Barack Obama guy seems to be making at least some decisions I agree with. I'm confused and unused to this feeling, but I think I like it.