Full Title: Importance of Preserving Existing Nuclear
Author(s): Alan Ahn
Publisher(s): Third Way
Publication Date: September 10, 2021
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Preservation of the U.S. nuclear fleet has immense consequences for meeting our climate and environmental goals. According to a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) report in 2018, “[m]ore than one one-third of US nuclear plants are unprofitable or scheduled to close,” and this situation has only become worse in recent years.
Given that our nuclear plants generate over half of our carbon-free and emissions-free electricity, premature nuclear closures have enormous implications for meeting our climate and emissions reductions targets.