Achieving Clean Energy: The Critical Role of Nuclear Power
Understanding the role nuclear energy plays in cutting emissions is critical as proposed federal and state policies seek to significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. As the Supreme Court considers the Clean Power Plan, nuclear energy can continue to play a vital role in meeting these targets.
This program discussed the clean energy benefits and value of nuclear power. How much does preserving nuclear energy sources curb CO2 emissions? What role will nuclear power play in meeting these environmental goals? Can states effectively rely on nuclear power sources to reach these goals, particularly compared with alternatives such as natural gas?
- Carol M. Browner, Leadership Council, Nuclear Matters; Former Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
- Emily Hammond, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
- Rich Powell, Managing Director - Policy and Strategy, ClearPath
- Chris Gadomski, Head of Research, Nuclear, Bloomberg New Energy Finance