Federal policy in recent years has recognized nuclear energy as a clean, reliable and resilient source of energy as shown by bi-partisan support of legislation such as the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (NEICA – 2018) and the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA – 2019).
Supplies over 50% of the emissions-free electricity in the US.
Provides baseload, sustainable, on-demand energy that is not subject to variable conditions such as wind and sunlight.
Has the highest energy density of any energy source, which means it can provide the greatest amount of power with the least amount of fuel and smallest physical site footprint.
New administration energy policy, specifically the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline (January 2021) shows an increased desire and commitment to move away from carbon-emitting sources of power production.
The largest utility providers in the US have pledged to reduce over 90% of their carbon emissions by 2050.
While carbon emissions and energy sources associated with those emissions are reduce, the overall demand for power in the world continues to increase. The energy sources that are lost with the push to reduce carbon emissions must be replaced with carbon-free sustainable, baseload power that is available on-demand. NUCLEAR