Nuclear energy plays a key role in the supply of safe, clean and reliable electricity.
Balancing wind, solar and nuclear power will help achieve a carbon-free future and positively impact our changing climate. Over the past 50 years, globally, nuclear power has avoided nearly two years of the world’s energy-related CO2 emissions. Imagine how much more carbon pollution we can prevent.
Solar, wind and nuclear energy are essential to a carbon-free future, but the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow. Nuclear power plants are almost always on, delivering the highest availability energy source and operating at maximum capacity more than 90% of the time.
When it comes to creating a more sustainable planet, the need for renewable energy can’t replace the need for safe energy. With nuclear power, you get the best of both worlds.
The newest innovation in spent fuel management
The next generation small modular reactor for remote applications
Advanced design enhances protection against premature failure modes
Last week, Westinghouse had the opportunity to participate in The Advanced Reactors Summit, hosted virtually by the United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC). A number of Westinghouse experts had the opportunity to share our commitment to carbon-free energy and the potential that exists for advanced reactors.