Nuclear power has proven to be a clean, safe, cost-effective source of highly reliable carbon-free energy with an exceptionally small ecologic footprint. With zero emissions, it has been helping to keep our air clean for more than sixty years. Historic opposition to nuclear power was largely based upon concerns about safety, nuclear waste and costs. Yet these concerns have been shown to be misplaced, based upon safe and effective performance over six decades. A clear-eyed assessment of the data finds that nuclear’s dense, carbon-free, high-capacity power provides a unique and critical benefit that is especially important in our urgent battle to decarbonize our grids, and experts have called for more nuclear power, not less.
The Climate Coalition is a group that prioritizes reducing emissions with every tool we have as a matter of life and death. Thus, we cannot afford to say no to nuclear any more than we can afford to say no to hydro, wind or solar. Thus, before you support irreversible, self-defeating decisions to prematurely shutter nuclear power based upon disproven anti-nuclear myths and fossil fuel-funded propaganda, we urge you to take some time to #KnowNukes. We have provided a lot of information to help you learn the truth so you don’t get fooled by those hoping to compete by maligning nuclear energy. Not only is nuclear power a necessary component of our clean energy solution, it is one that is vastly more sustainable than almost any other energy source.