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 & 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.

Upcoming Event

Nuclear Advocacy in a Partisan Nation with Eric Carter of the Braver Angels

Tuesday June 6, 2023 from 8-9pm ET

Erik is a lawyer, financial planner, writer, and educator in White Plains. Erik co-chairs the Westchester Braver Angels Alliance and is a NY Forward party co-lead and co-liaison to the Braver Angels Network.

Email info@nuclearny.org for virtual meeting link.
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Latest News and Previous Events

Meet Madison Hilly, Founder of the Campaign for a Green Nuclear Deal

Tuesday May 16, 2023 from 7-8pm ET

How did Madison get her Guest Essay published in the anti-nuclear New York Times?
Why is a mother-to-be happy to bequeath nuclear waste to her children’s generation?
What is the broader energy and climate backdrop that is driving people to take another look at nuclear power?

We discuss the turning tides in the perception of nuclear power and waste.

Opportunities and Barriers for Nuclear Energy a virtual meeting with Adam Stein of the Breakthrough Institute

7 February 2023. Virtual presentation and Q&A.

Dr. Stein, director of Breakthrough’s Nuclear Energy Innovation program, focuses on the technology, policy, risk, and economics of nuclear energy. He also studies complex interdisciplinary systems and decision-making in risk, resilience, and clean energy systems.

Climate Week NYC Seminar: Role of Nuclear in a Carbon-Free Future

19 September 2022 featuring Isuru Seneviratne & Eric Dawson

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 Climate Energy Jobs Coalition-New York.
Read more in the Times Union and the Adirondack Explorer.


Nuclear New York is an independent and non-partisan organization devoted to supporting nuclear energy in New York and beyond. We conduct rigorous research, unbiased education, policy advocacy, and non-intrusive activism.