House Bill 2405
Help us support the addition of nuclear energy as a clean energy source in House Bill 2405
In 2004, Pennsylvania legislators passed the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act (AEPS) intended to reduce greenhouse gases by mandating that a certain percentage of electricity come from legislatively approved clean energy sources, such as wind, solar and clean coal technology. However, the act failed to include nuclear energy, which produces more than 70 percent of the country’s carbon-free electricity and nearly 35 percent of Pennsylvania’s overall electricity. Nuclear energy is the only clean energy source that can produce electricity in any weather, 24 hours a day.
Currently, Pennsylvania legislators are debating over a new amendment to AEPS, House Bill 2405. HB 2405 aims to amend the original act by increasing the percentage of electricity that must come from approved clean energy sources. If House Bill 2405 includes nuclear energy, Pennsylvania’s nuclear plants would have the resources available to safely upgrade their plants and increase the maximum amount of electricity they produce by as much as 20 percent by simply improving their efficiency. By making these enhancements, more clean nuclear energy will save Pennsylvania families and business over $200 million annually while removing up to 1,000,000 cars’ worth of harmful carbon emissions.
Please help the PA Energy Alliance support the future of nuclear energy in Pennsylvania by urging legislators to add nuclear to House Bill 2405. Visit www.cleanpaenergy.org now!