Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:39

Nuclear Matters Statement on Clean Energy Standard Lawsuit

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The lawsuit brought today by select generators attacking the inclusion of nuclear in the Clean Energy Standard (CES) ignores the demonstrable benefits of nuclear and its importance to our economy, environment, and electric grid.

According to an analysis by the Brattle Group, the nuclear plants that the CES would preserve prevent 16 million tons of carbon dioxide and provide more than 25,000 jobs for New York.

It’s also important to note that the CES was implemented carefully and deliberately over many months, and with the support of a broad coalition of hundreds of parties including business groups, labor, electricity providers and environmentalists.

We are confident that the court will reject this suit and recognize the well-established value of nuclear energy to New York.

Nuclear Matters

Nuclear Matters is focused on raising awareness of the benefits of America’s existing nuclear energy fleet, and working with industry, government and other stakeholders to promote policy solutions that properly value nuclear energy as a reliable, affordable and carbon-free electricity resource. Nuclear Matters is a bipartisan organization that includes a broad range of voices, from environmentalists to former policymakers, who agree that existing nuclear energy plants must be preserved for the sake of America’s clean and secure energy future.

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