Upstate Energy Jobs is a broad-based coalition of municipal, business, labor, education and economic development leaders dedicated to ensuring the continued operation of Upstate New York’s three nuclear power plants. The coalition is supported by local businesses, families, employees and skilled labor that are deeply concerned about preserving Upstate New York’s nuclear power plants.
Upstate New York hotels, restaurants, schools, food markets, banks and families are all dependent on the economic benefits provided by upstate nuclear energy. With one power plant already slated to close by 2017 without state action to preserve plants, we are taking action today to help prevent job loss and economic degradation tomorrow.
If Upstate New York’s Nuclear Power Plants disappear, New York stands to lose:
- 25,000 jobs
- Thousands of opportunities for building tradesmen and skilled workers who are involved in refueling, maintenance and plant outages
- $3 billion per year in regional economic activity
- $144 million in annual state and local taxes
- $1.7 billion in energy savings
- Carbon-free electricity that accounts for approximately 15 percent of New York’s energy supply
Tell Governor Cuomo to support upstate jobs in the development of the Clean Energy Standard. Upstate communities, and all of New York, depend on Nuclear Power.
Upstate Energy Jobs was founded by the County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency. For more information email email@example.com