Nuclear Energy -- Providing Power, Building Economies

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Clean energy sources, such as wind, solar, and nuclear, are best known for their environmental benefits - providing electricity while preserving clean air and reducing emissions. However, additional benefits of clean energy are that it provides good-paying jobs and helps grow local economies. This brief outlines how nuclear energy development can provide many benefits to the local communities in which they are located, including providing reliable employment, increasing local tax revenues, and decreasing consumer vulnerability to electricity price volatility.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A50-82419


  • CEM
  • Clean Energy Ministerial
  • economic development
  • NICE Future
  • nuclear
  • nuclear energy
  • Nuclear Innovation Clean Energy Future


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