Upstate New York’s three nuclear energy plants - including the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station in Oswego County and Ginna Nuclear Generating Station in Wayne County – help power New York and provide jobs, clean air and reliable energy.
Losing any one of these plants would have devastating impacts on the state’s economy, environment and the reliability of our electric grid. It is imperative that we adopt public policies that help preserve these valuable assets, such as Governor Cuomo’s proposed Clean Energy Standard, to preserve the integral role that nuclear energy plays in powering New York.
A new Brattle Group analysis found that the benefits of keeping upstate nuclear power plants open far exceed the costs. The report found that the majority of carbon emissions—75 percent—avoided by the Clean Energy Standard in its early years are attributable to upstate nuclear. Read the report here.