THE CHALLENGE

New Jersey Needs Nuclear

Across the U.S., nuclear power is at risk. A combination of factors have put existing nuclear plants under extraordinary economic pressure.

Since 2013, that economic pressure has led several nuclear plants to shut down or be scheduled for early retirement, and additional nuclear plants have announced that they also are at risk of closure.

If those economic trends continue or worsen, PSEG’s nuclear plants could cease being economically competitive, which may cause us to retire them before the end of their useful lives. It’s important to get ahead of the issue here in New Jersey before we reach a point of no return.

Nuclear generates nearly half of the electricity in the state and provides around-the-clock power for 3.8 million N.J. homes.

Nuclear provides more than 90 percent of the state’s air pollution-free electricity.

Nuclear is a key component of a diverse portfolio of fuels. Without it, we would be dependent on one fuel source to keep the lights on.

Nuclear is a key component of a diverse portfolio of fuels. Without it, we could grow dependent on one source of electricity.

Nuclear provides 5,800 jobs to New Jersey and $37 million in state and local taxes.

REPLACING NUCLEAR POWER WOULD

NEGATIVELY IMPACT CUSTOMER BILLS.