Nuclear energy generates over 40% of Pennsylvania’s energy
Pennsylvania's four plants contribute $2 billion annually to the state's economy
Nuclear energy supports 15,000 in-state full-time jobs
93% of Pennsylvania's clean energy comes from nuclear energy
Pennsylvania's nuclear plants avoid 37 million tons of carbon emissions annually - the equivalent to 8 million more cars on the road
Pennsylvania's nuclear plants avoid emissions of SO2, NOx, and particulate matter, saving the state $260 million in compliance costs annually
Nuclear energy currently provides about 20% of the U.S.'s energy and almost 60% of its clean energy. As we work toward reducing our carbon footprint, it is critical that lawmakers fairly value the environmental benefits of nuclear energy. Throughout the U.S. states continue to take steps to protect nuclear plants:
Nuclear energy powers more than just our homes. Our plants support thousands of good-paying jobs and benefit the economy across the state of Pennsylvania. In fact, nuclear energy accounts for more than 15,000 full-time Pennsylvania jobs. The state's four plants contribute nearly $2 billion every year to the state economy and $400 million in tax revenue – funding schools, community services, and state agencies.