Former New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg and conservative clean energy advocate Jay Faison testified in support of nuclear power at a hearing held by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water.
“It is important that we maintain the diversity of our energy mix,” wrote Faison in prepared testimony. “Nuclear remains our most reliable clean energy source. It is our clean energy workhorse.” Faison founded ClearPath Foundation to spur conservative policymakers to lead on clean energy solutions. He advocates for nuclear energy to comprise “between 30 and 40 percent of our electricity mix if we are to maintain price stability, affordability, and reliability while greatly reducing emissions.”
Gregg added: “Nuclear energy has a distinct set of attributes, generating vast amounts of electricity, emission-free, around the clock. No other electricity source can match that. In a carbon-constrained world, with an economy and a way of life that depend on reliable electricity, we cannot afford to take nuclear energy for granted.” Gregg currently serves as the leadership chair for Nuclear Matters, an organization raising public awareness about the benefits of nuclear power and working to remove barriers.