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 November 6, 2015 - 5:00 PM EST
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Nuclear Matters’ Carol M. Browner on White House Summit on Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Matters Leadership Council Member and former EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner issued the following statement following today’s White House Summit on Nuclear Energy.

“Today’s recognition by the Obama administration that nuclear energy must be a component of the United States’ clean energy strategy is the latest among a groundswell of voices that agree that if you are concerned about climate change, you must support nuclear power. We need a whole menu of clean energy sources – including existing nuclear power, which provides 64% of our country’s carbon-free energy, and renewables like wind and solar – to ensure a cleaner energy future for our country.

“Unfortunately, the existing nuclear fleet is currently undervalued for its environmental benefits. This is contributing to the premature closure of some nuclear plants and jeopardizes our ability to meet our carbon-cutting goals. Today’s announcement should send a signal to the public, policymakers, and all energy stakeholders that we need a serious approach to preserving these plants to help us obtain the cleaner, greener energy mix that is so critical to America’s economic and energy security.”

About Nuclear Matters

The mission of Nuclear Matters is to inform the public about the clear benefits that nuclear energy provides to our nation, to 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.

Supporters of Nuclear Matters include a range of companies and organizations in the energy industry, including Ameren Missouri, American Nuclear Insurers, Arizona Public Service Company, AREVA, Black & Veatch, POWER Engineers, Inc., Centrus Energy Corp. Dominion, Duke Energy, Energy Future Holdings Corporation, Energy Northwest, Exelon Corporation, FirstEnergy Corporation, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Lightbridge Corporation, Nebraska Public Power District, NextEra Energy Inc., Omaha Public Power District, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company, Southern Company, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

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Source: Business Wire (November 6, 2015 - 5:00 PM EST)

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