The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a non-profit organization which promotes clean energy throughout the Southeast portion of the United States.
Opposition to Nuclear Energy
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy opposes nuclear energy. A statement on the SACE website lists nuclear with coal as examples of “high-risk energy sources” that “endanger our economy, health, security, water resources, and the environment.” 1 Nuclear power plants produce no carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions, and as of 2021 accounted for 20 percent of American electricity production—the largest source of zero-carbon electricity in the United States. 2 An October 2018 proposal from The Nature Conservancy noted that zero-carbon nuclear plants produced 7.8 percent of total world energy output and recommended reducing carbon emissions by increasing nuclear capacity to 33 percent of total world energy output. 3
- “Nuclear and Coal.” Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Accessed August 30, 2021. https://cleanenergy.org/nuclear-and-coal/
- “Nuclear explained.” U.S. Energy Information Administration. Accessed August 16, 2021. https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclear/us-nuclear-industry.php
- “ The Science of Sustainability.” The Nature Conservancy. October 13, 2018. Accessed August 16, 2021. https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-insights/perspectives/the-science-of-sustainability/