Nuclear Power and the Clean Energy Future
The Horinko Group takes a comprehensive look at the value of the nuclear energy industry from an environmental standpoint to determine contributions of U.S. nuclear plants. Nuclear energy plants in the United States collectively prevent more than 531 million tons of CO2 per year – worth $85 billion by 2020, based on the federal government’s guidelines for the social cost of carbon. Click here for more information.
Nuclear is part of the solution for fighting climate change
The world must use all low-carbon energy sources, including nuclear energy, if it is to limit climate change while still meeting development goals. Click here for more information.
New York Nuclear Power Plants' Contribution to the State Economy
The Brattle Group has determined that nuclear plants operating in New York contribute approximately $2.47 billion to state gross domestic product (GDP) ($3.77 billion in gross output), account for 18,000 in-state full time jobs (direct and secondary), help keep electricity prices low, are responsible for $113 million in net state tax revenues and avoid 26 million tons of CO2 emissions annually. Click here for more information.More Reports & Studies
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The mission of Nuclear Matters is to inform the public about the unparalleled benefits that nuclear energy provides to our nation. Click here for more information.
Facts About Nuclear Energy in America
Our nation’s nuclear energy plants are vital national assets that provide reliable, clean power to millions of households and businesses around the country. Click here for more information.
The reliability of the electric grid depends on nuclear energy. One-fifth of our nation’s power comes from nuclear energy. The loss of nuclear power plants would have major impacts on grid reliability and access to dependable energy. Click here for more information.
Nuclear plants are among the cleanest sources of energy available. They produce virtually no carbon dioxide or toxic air emissions. Without nuclear energy, the United States cannot meet its clean energy or carbon reduction goals. Click here for more information.
Existing nuclear plants are economic engines that employ Americans around the country and contribute substantially to the local tax base and economy. Click here for more information.
Safety & Security
U.S. nuclear plants are among the safest and most secure industrial facilities in the world. Click here for more information.
Despite delivering benefits ranging from affordable electricity and electric grid reliability to high-quality employment and direct economic value to communities and states, nuclear power plants are facing dangerous and challenging financial headwinds. Click here for more information.
Nuclear Matters is an information and education campaign designed to raise awareness regarding this important national energy policy issue. Click here for more information.
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Nuclear Energy in the U.S.
The role of nuclear energy plants in producing electricity, supporting jobs and lowering emissions in the United States.