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Reducing Carbon Emissions with Nuclear Power

Blueprint for America: Redefining Energy Security by Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr

The United States has achieved energy independence for the first time in decades, which allows us to ability to step back and shape our future national energy policy. Nuclear energy is one form of energy that has significant advantages, including zero-emissions and grid stability. Renewable energy is also low-carbon, but has drawbacks that nuclear power can compensate for. Because every energy source brings its advantage and challenges, it is essential to move forward with a mix of energy sources. America’s newfound energy abundance offers a unique opportunity window to pause and regroup around broader energy goals. James Ellis outlines what the country needs to consider in establishing a non-partisan energy strategy appropriate to this new era.

Click here to read Ellis’s chapter in Blueprint for America.