Nuclear Energy: A Vital Part of America’s Energy Portfolio
The U.S. Department of Energy says America will need 28 percent more electricity by 2040—and that means building hundreds of new facilities to generate electric power. Nuclear energy will play a role as the only available 24/7 option for generating large amounts of electricity affordably and reliably without contributing to climate change. With demand for electricity increasing, nuclear energy is an essential part of America’s energy security.
Nuclear power is more than just a clean, reliable energy source. It is a powerful economic engine that provides 100,000 high-paying American jobs and $40 billion to $50 billion each year in electricity sales and revenue. Learn about nuclear energy where you live.