As Bipartisan Support for Nuclear Energy Grows in Congress, Progressives Should Reconsider Their Opposition
Efforts to combat climate change must start with the most reliable source of carbon-free energy we have.
Any serious conversation about the future of America’s energy production must include nuclear energy, which accounts for 20 percent of all American energy production and 55 percent of American carbon-free-energy production. Unlike wind and solar, nuclear energy can be reliably supplied on demand, not just when the wind is blowing or when the sun is shining. Nuclear-energy plants also have the advantage of using less land space than solar and wind farms.