Society News Archive

28 September 2016
Horinko Group Report Quantifies Carbon Value of U.S. Nuclear Plants

The Horinko Group announces the release of its latest report, "Nuclear Power and the Clean Energy Future," which describes the amount of greenhouse gasses that would be created to replace lost nuclear power plants being decommissioned. Current nuclear power plants collectively prevent over 500 million tons of CO2 emissions annually.

The study was done at the request of Nuclear Matters, the mission of which is to "inform the public about the clear benefits that nuclear energy provides to our nation, raise awareness of the economic challenges to nuclear energy that threaten those benefits, and to work with stakeholders to explore possible policy solutions that properly value nuclear energy as a reliable, affordable and carbon-free electricity resource that is essential to America’s energy future." Its leadership council includes:

  • Judd Gregg (chair): former United States senator and former governor of New Hampshire.
  • Carol M. Browner: former Environmental Protection Agency administrator and former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy.
  • Lonnie Stephenson: president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
  • Sean McGarvey: president of the North America's Building Trades Unions.
  • David Wright: former president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and chairman of the South Carolina Public Service Commission.