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.”

Washington, D.C. – April 21, 2017 – A new analysis of the economic and environmental impact of Ohio’s two nuclear plants shows that the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear facilities help keep energy prices low for Ohio consumers, who would pay $177 million more annually for electricity and $1.3 billion over the next ten years without these two plants. In addition, the facilities add more than $510 million to the state’s gross domestic product and contribute $23 million in state and local tax revenues annually...

 

Washington, D.C. – March 1, 2017 – Nuclear Matters today issued the following statement on the return to service of the James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant in Scriba, New York, following its planned refueling outage:

“With the return to service of the FitzPatrick nuclear plant following its planned refueling outage, New York is once again reminded of the many economic, environmental, and community benefits provided by the continued operation of our nuclear power plants.  New York’s nuclear plants provide 32 percent of the state’s electricity – and roughly 60 percent of its carbon-free generation – and are vital contributors to the baseload power generation of the state, providing affordable, reliable electricity to consumers...

Washington, D.C. – December 15, 2016 – Nuclear Matters today issued the following statement on the New York Public Service Commission’s decision to affirm the Clean Energy Standard (CES) and close out the regulatory process.

“In moving forward with the CES and dispelling the objections that have been raised against it, the New York PSC continues to make headway on a critical, bold policy that will prevent the closure of at-risk nuclear plants and preserve their many benefits for all New Yorkers.  This groundbreaking policy, spearheaded by the leadership of Governor Cuomo and the PSC, has made New York a trailblazer w

Washington, D.C.– December 1, 2016 – Nuclear Matters today issued the following statement on the Illinois General Assembly’s passage of the Future Energy Jobs Bill:

“The passage of the Future Energy Jobs Bill is a major step forward for Illinois.  By voting in favor of this important legislation, the Illinois General Assembly has demonstrated commendable foresight in terms of protecting valuable environmental and economic benefits for the state’s residents....

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