Nuclear Power: Could a New Atomic Age Solve Climate Change?
It’s time for an old energy innovation to become new again in America. An expansion of next-generation nuclear power may provide the best and most realistic path for America to protect our environment, expand our use of low-carbon energy, and sustain our economy in the years ahead.
According to a study conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists
Closing at-risk [nuclear] plants early could result in a cumulative 4 percent to 6 percent increase in U.S. power sector carbon emissions by 2035 from burning more natural gas and coal.
90,000 metric tons of high level nuclear waste
are in need of a permanent disposal area.
49% of the American public
is in favor of nuclear energy, while 49% of Americans is opposed.