Nuclear Clean Air Energy is a fact!
And a fact of life. There is no burning of fuel in a nuclear energy process to produce heat needed to make electricity, so there are no greenhouse gases produced either. What is produced is clean, green, nuclear electricity.
With our appetite for electricity growing in the United States, it makes even greater sense to applaud the fact that nuclear energy provides 70 percent of America’s carbon-free electricity. Nuclear energy is also unsurpassed in production efficiency and we need to forge new efforts to increase production of nuclear electricity.
Entergy is proud to initiate this national educational effort. Our one goal is to promote broader education about nuclear for a more educated consumer of electricity. Our vision is a clean, green and nuclear energy future.
How many plants does it take to power a city?
Annual Electricity Consumption for 1 Million Homes (based on average annual household consumption of 12,000 kilowatt hours)
We are eager to have the conversation about nuclear energy and willing to listen, de-mystify and turn up the volume about how electricity is made and how we are helping the planet as we power the needs of our citizens with Nuclear Clean Air Energy.
Things You Should Know About Nuclear Clean Air Energy:
To better protect the environment, the operation of the nation’s fleet of nuclear energy plants producing electricity avoided millions of tons of emissions that would have been dumped into our atmosphere.
In nuclear power plants, the energy to generate the electricity comes from a nuclear reaction entirely within the uranium fuel inside the reactor. Since there is no combustion, there are no emissions.
The 436 nuclear power reactors operating around the world generate about one-sixth of our electricity and emit no global warming, smog or acid rain gases.
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- Direct employment of the nuclear power industry is approximately 110,000-115,000 employees. This includes:
- 57,000 employees at the nuclear utilities.
- 40,000 employees at the major nuclear vendors and nuclear power designers.
- An additional 10,000-15,000 supplemental workers that support outages.
- Overall, we know that the nuclear industry sources over $4 billion dollars in purchases to support the industry annually from all 50 states.
- The economic value of the US nuclear plants is between $30 billion to $40 billion each year. This is based on the average price of electricity at around $40-$50/MWh and nuclear’s total generation in 2010 of 806 billion kilowatt hours.