Tuesday – 22 September 2020.
Energy policy decisions need to be made based on evidence, not Hollywood tropes. Unfortunately the largest source of clean energy is under threat due to economics of the U.S. shale revolution and fear-inducing myths spread by antinuclear groups. We will draw upon independent research to present a holistic impact assessment that evaluates the human safety, climate, and ecological impacts of electricity generation.
Evidence from around the world makes clear that whenever a nuclear plant shuts down, a proportionate amount of fossil electricity generation ramps up. New York City is going through a fossil fuel takeover that imperils the state’s ambitious climate goals and harms communities in population-dense, environmental justice neighborhoods.
We invite all environmentalists, health professionals, policy makers, and influencers to a dialog on the real-world impacts of our energy choices, and what we can do to help.