Nuclear energy preserves the environment with perhaps the lowest impact -- including air, land, water and wildlife -- of any energy source, because it does not emit harmful gases, isolates its waste from the environment and requires less area to produce the same amount of electricity as other sources.
Today, the nation’s 94 nuclear reactors in 28 states are providing nearly 20 percent of the country’s electricity, all without carbon emissions.
Nuclear power already is the single largest contributor to the nation’s voluntary program to reduce carbon emissions. The performance gains made by the U.S. nuclear power plants in the past decade have amounted to about half of the voluntary carbon reductions achieved so far by all industries.
At Entergy Nuclear, we believe in finding the best ways to produce energy and protect our environment. We want both. And we can have both, too. Nuclear power can and should be a part of that answer.