Nuclear Matters applauds Congress’s inclusion of tax provisions that will incentivize the advancement of nuclear energy in the United States.

By rejecting Secretary Rick Perry’s directive and establishing a new process, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) failed to swiftly address the reliability and resiliency of the nation’s electricity grid, even at a time when frigid temperatures are placing greater stress on generation and cost.

Nuclear Matters is deeply disappointed that the New Jersey State Legislature failed to vote on S3560 and A5330. Nuclear energy is critical to New Jersey, especially during cold winter weather like the state is currently experiencing. The state’s three facilities provide more than 38 percent of New Jersey’s energy and more than 97 percent of its carbon-free energy.

Nuclear Matters applauds the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) for unanimously approving the continued construction at Plant Vogtle.

Nuclear Matters applauds the Connecticut House of Representatives for taking action to pass SB-1501, which passed the State Senate last month. Its action was a vote to save well-paying jobs, local economic vitality and the environment by properly valuing nuclear energy as a zero-carbon electricity generating resource in the state.

 

Secretary Perry is to be commended for recognizing the urgent need for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to address critical threats to our energy grid and acting to address them. Absent near-term action by policymakers, nuclear reactors are poised to close prematurely at an alarming rate. We also see that the core attributes of nuclear energy such as its resiliency and reliability are on display during extreme weather.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today’s announcement that Georgia Power will continue its construction of Vogtle 3 and 4 represents a significant step forward in reaffirming the long-term importance of nuclear energy in the United States.

Nuclear Matters today issued the following statement on the release of the electric grid study from the Department of Energy:

“Nuclear Matters commends the Department of Energy for releasing its grid study which confirms the importance of nuclear energy. Baseload nuclear energy makes the grid more diverse, more resilient and protects the environment. We urge state and federal authorities to act quickly and adhere to the study’s recommendations to properly value the unique attributes and overall benefits that nuclear energy delivers to the nation. Preserving nuclear facilities is necessary to ensure that we have clean, reliable and resilient sources of electricity into the future.”

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