Nuclear is responsible for
of the electricity made in
Nuclear produces enough electricity to power
New Jersey homes around
Without nuclear, N.J. would use more electricity than it generates - sending jobs and dollars out of state.
Putting our eggs in one basket
If New Jersey allows nuclear energy to fade away, the state will rely almost exclusively on fossil fuels as its sole source of energy. That’s risky and expensive.
By relying on one fuel for electricity, New Jersey risks:
Fluctuating energy bills if supplies are disrupted.
Being dependent on only one fuel source couldincrease power disruptions.
CLOSING NUCLEAR PLANTS WOULD
LEAD TO INCREASING RELIABILITY RISKS.
“The State sees nuclear power as an important element of a diverse resource portfolio. New Jersey should remain committed to the objective assessment of how nuclear power fits into the diversified resource mix to meet economic, reliability and environmental goals.” -New Jersey Energy Master Plan