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Nuclear Energy Is Valuable

Mark Perry, U.S. News & World Report · Jun 08, 2016 12:00 PM

If there is one thing that seems certain about meeting the nation's clean air goals, it is that shutting down nuclear power plants is nonsensical. Nuclear power doesn't pollute the air, and it is our largest source of carbon-free energy. The climate benefits of nuclear power are unmistakable. Yet since 2013, 10 nuclear plants have either been shut down or are in the process of being retired prematurely – and the Department of Energy says that as many as 20 other nuclear plants are at high risk of being closed.

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