Key benefits of nuclear energy were ignored in a June 15 article in The New York Times, writes Marvin Fertel, president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, in this letter to the editor. Nuclear plants are virtually emissions-free, can generate electricity around the clock and can help stabilize power prices, Fertel writes. Nuclear energy can help the U.S. meet the 28% increase in power demand that is expected to occur by 2040, he writes.

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