Nuclear Energy Institute
Nuclear Plants Create Well-Paying, Long-Lasting Jobs
Nuclear has added $60 billion to the country's GDP, and supports 475,000 U.S. jobs.
The Most Reliable Source of Electricity by Far Is Nuclear Energy
Nearly 20 percent of the nation's electricity is generated by 94 reactors in 28 states. In 2019, the U.S. nuclear fleet had an average capacity factor of 93%, making nuclear energy the most reliable source of energy on the grid.
No Other Source Provides as Much Carbon-Free Electricity
Nuclear goes further than other energy sources to reduce air pollution-related health. Air pollution causes more than 3 million premature deaths worldwide annually, according to the World Health Organization.
These States Are Acting to Value Nuclear Energy
- Zero Emission Credits: Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, New York
- New nuclear incentives and support: Idaho, Georgia, Utah
- 100% Clean Energy Standards: California, New Mexico, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts
- Governor clean energy goals: New Jersey, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Virginia, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Louisiana
The Future of Nuclear
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