Clean Air/Environment

  • Pennsylvania's nuclear power reactors produced 91 percent of the state’s carbon-free electricity in 2018.
  • Pennsylvania’s nuclear energy facilities prevent 34 million metric tons of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to what would be released by 7 million passenger cars.
  • These nuclear energy facilities protect air quality and public health by avoiding the emission of tens of thousands of tons of air pollutants each year, saving $1.5 billion annually in social costs.