Energy, Climate, and Conservation (ECC) Task Force Member Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Jobs and the Economy Task Force Member Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), penned an op-ed highlighting how nuclear innovation can play a key role in reducing global emissions while securing America’s national, economic, and energy security interests.
Nuclear innovation is key to America’s economic future
By: Reps. Duncan and Donalds
As energy prices continue to soar, President Biden is offering Americans a choice between a clean environment or a strong economy.
This is a false and misleading choice. The most cost-effective way to ensure a reliable electricity supply and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, while fostering our national, economic, and energy security interests, is through American innovation—including nuclear innovation.
Nuclear power currently provides 19 percent of the power generated in the U.S. Today’s nuclear plants are resilient, reliable, and emission-free—yet advancements to nuclear technology remain stalled and Democrats still often stigmatize nuclear power. Because nuclear power plants operate at full capacity more than 92 percent of the time, these reactors are our country’s most reliable clean energy source.
You can read the op-ed in its entirety here.