Jul 18, 2014 - 10:15am

VIDEO: Energy Institute Breaks Down the Role of Nuclear

Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber Global Energy Institute

Nuclear Energy: Creating Jobs and Emissions-Free Electricity in GA and the Nation

With temperatures rising, did you know that there's an emissions-free, affordable power source that will keep you cool?

Nuclear energy is one of our most reliable sources of energy. Unlike some other emissions-free sources of energy, it can operate whether the wind is blowing or the sun is shining: 24/7, 365. In fact, nuclear provides 20% of the electricity used by Americans every day.

While progress on nuclear energy has slowed, there are finally some new plants under construction that will help meet our nation's growing energy needs. Recently Christopher Guith, Senior Vice President for Policy at the Institute for 21st Century Energy, visited the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Waynesboro Georgia, where construction of two new nuclear reactors is underway.

Once completed, the two reactors will power over 2 million homes with 100% emissions-free electricity, while bringing high-paying jobs to the region. It's a win for the Waynesboro community and energy consumers across the country. 

Watch this Energy Institute video to see firsthand why nuclear matters to the U.S. – then share the video with others to help spread the word.

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Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber Global Energy Institute

Christopher Guith leads the development of the Energy Institute’s policies and messaging relating to oil and natural gas and nuclear energy.