Today, Exelon Generation announced flawed energy policies are forcing it to prematurely shutter the Byron and Dresden nuclear power stations in 2021, providers of 30% of the carbon-free energy in Illinois.

With fewer than 90 days until the 2020 election and many states starting early voting next month, the time to advocate for nuclear carbon-free energy is now. On August 4, Nuclear Matters convened its inaugural 2020 Nuclear Caucus to discuss the merits of nuclear energy and outline what advocates can do to support clean, carbon-free energy leading up to the November election. 

Nuclear Matters applauds the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation’s (DFC) decision to lift its legacy prohibition on supporting nuclear energy projects abroad. The DFC’s decision will bolster U.S. national security, boost our economy, and help advance global clean energy goals.

On behalf of our 500,000+ grassroots advocates, we strongly support the recommendation of the Nuclear Fuel Working Group (NFWG) to restore America’s competitive nuclear energy advantage and remove the Development Finance Corporation’s (DFC) legacy prohibition on support for nuclear energy projects for three key reasons.

Nuclear Matters is pleased to welcome The Honorable Jeffrey S. Merrifield to the Nuclear Matters Advocacy Council.

Nuclear Matters is thrilled with Energy Harbor Corp’s decision to rescind the March 2018 notices to deactivate the Beaver Valley Power Station. The station’s two units, scheduled for deactivation in 2021, will remain a part of Pennsylvania’s energy portfolio and – most importantly – continue to employ over 1,000 people while contributing to the state’s carbon-free energy future as long as Pennsylvania enters the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), by 2022 as announced.

Blog: Your primary vote matters!

Mar 17, 2020 6:04 AM

"Whether or not your state’s primary is on March 17, we all have an opportunity to send politicians an important message this electoral year: there is no credible 21st century energy plan without nuclear carbon-free energy."

- Nuclear Matters Advocacy Council Member and former Senator and Governor of New Hampshire Judd Gregg

We know the facts: climate change isn’t going anywhere, and nuclear carbon-free energy must be a part of any serious clean energy solutions. Here are five reasons why it’s important to vote with Nuclear Matters today. 

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