The Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal should include nuclear power as a renewable fuel in order to effectively mitigate global warming and climate change. We also support the creation of a Select Committee On a Green New Deal.
Nuclear power is the preferred technology when it comes to producing baseload electricity. The plants can run upwards of 90% of the time without producing smog-forming or greenhouse gas emissions. They have safely provided this power while mitigating global warming and ground-level air pollution.
Ninety-nine nuclear plants are providing 20% of our nation’s electricity. We need to build 100 new nuclear power plants in the next ten years. Our Energy Defense Reservations Program should also be implemented to assure adequate energy supplies, including electricity.