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 103 nuclear plants are providing roughly 69 percent of the
country’s emission-free power generation that does not contribute to
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.