Tuesday, July 14, 2015
AAEA President's Letter Published in Times Union
"The reality is that existing nuclear energy plants in New York – including Indian Point – provide a number of benefits to the state, including carbon-free, reliable energy and jobs and economic growth. In New York, nuclear accounts for 61 percent of the state’s carbon-free electricity. To put that in perspective, more than 22 million metric tons of carbon dioxide are prevented by New York’s nuclear energy facilities, equal to what would be released in a year by more than 4 million passenger cars. Nuclear energy plants also provide more than a third of New York’s electricity and are the state’s only clean-air source that can produce large amounts of electricity around the clock."