Clean Energy is Important
You care about the environment; so do nuclear power plants. And national research has found that women—with and without children—say leaving a better planet for the next generation is their most important goal when it comes to electricity—more than those who cite reliability and cost.
Your family’s health is paramount.
We know because we have families too. 70 percent of women say they are very or somewhat worried about the impact of air pollution on their own, as well as their children’s, health.
Nuclear Clean Air Energy is a fact worth sharing with Americans from coast to coast as we raise our children, earn a living and make decisions on how to power our planet for this generation and generations to come. We should plan for our energy future so we are not caught unprepared.
Going green means having an understanding of the impact of electricity production on the planet.
To compare the greenhouse gas impacts of electricity generation from various fuel sources, generating one million kilowatt hours of electricity produces:
- 996 metric tons of carbon dioxide from a coal-fired plant
- 809 metric tons of carbon dioxide from an oil-fired plant
- 476 metric tons of carbon dioxide from a natural gas-fired plant
- ZERO from a nuclear power plant.
Nuclear is in the mix for a clean air portfolio of electricity generation.
Renewable energy such as wind and solar will be a growing part of our country’s energy future, along with large-scale sources like nuclear energy that produce electricity around the clock.
We need electricity every minute of every day to drive our economy and standard of living. Nuclear energy, along with renewable energy sources, can lead the way to a comprehensive portfolio of cleaner energy options that protects the environment and promotes energy security.