As the need for clean energy grows globally, nuclear science and technology provides reliable, local energy (homegrown) options that have near zero emissions.
The International Energy Agency estimates world electricity demand will double by 2030. The U.S. Dept. of Energy projects national demand will increase 45% in twenty years.
Nuclear energy is not subject to unreliable weather or climate conditions or insufficient supplies of natural resources.
Maintaining or increasing nuclear energy's share in the national energy mix will reduce volatility in electricity prices and save hydrocarbons for other uses.
Nuclear power is the nation's largest expandable source of electricity that will help meet clean air requirements by controlling emissions of greenhouse gases and harmful particulates.
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Last updated July 10, 2012, 11:07am CDT.