Why Nuclear?

Nuclear power is the most scalable, reliable, efficient, land-conserving, material-sparing, zero-emission source of energy ever created. It has the best aspects of fossil fuels and renewables. It can be built in virtually any climate in the world with minimal ecological and human health impacts. Beyond the electricity sector, advanced nuclear technology can provide high-temperature heat for industrial processes, low-carbon liquid fuels to decarbonize transportation, district heating, and power negative emissions technologies. Nuclear plants also generate life-saving isotopes for modern medicine. High-quality, family-sustaining jobs are built around nuclear power plants. These multi-generational jobs and tax revenues underpin vibrant, healthy, and prosperous communities.

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Nuclear Regulatory Modernization Webinar with Dr. Adam Stein

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Register here for this zoom webinar.

Join Citizens’ Climate Lobby Nuclear Energy Action Team for a webinar with Dr. Adam Stein, Director, Nuclear Energy Innovation of the Breakthrough Institute. The U.S. Congress has mandated the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to transition their regulatory approach to a performance-based, technology-inclusive, risk-informed, and consequence-oriented one. What is the ADVANCE act (S.1111) and the Atomic Energy Advancement Act (H.R. 6544) and how can citizen climate advocates help?

Presented by Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Nuclear New York (Early) Earth Day Outreach

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Washington Square Park
(under the Arch)
New York, NY 10012

Come join us (for as little or as long as you like) to learn, teach, & chat about nuclear energy!

Webinar on Shipyard Nuclear with Jake Jurewicz, CEO of Blue Energy

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

The Political Sabotage of Nuclear Power from Reason (feat. Eric Dawson)

5 March 2024

Check out this new 26-min documentary on nuclear energy from Reason, focusing on the premature shutdown of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in 2021. It features interviews with Eric Dawson (from Nuclear New York), Dr. Adam Stein (from the Breakthrough Institute), Mayor Theresa Knickerbocker (of Buchanan, NY) and Frank Spagnuolo (current Vice President of Indian Point).

Watch on Reason | Watch on YouTube | Watch on X

Nuclear Power Symposium at UN General Assembly Science Summit during Climate Week NYC

21 September 2023

Baruch Performing Arts Center

Co-organized with Generation Atomic

Nuclear Now Premiere in NYC

28 and 29 April 2023.

PRESS CONFERENCE: Coalition of Climate Hawks and Union Leaders Call for Nuclear Power in New York

14 April 2022

Albany press conference featuring with renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and Clean Energy Jobs Coalition-New York.
Read more in the Times Union and the Adirondack Explorer.


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