Updated June 1, 2017
- Connecticut is home to Millstone Nuclear Power Plant, which currently accounts for over half of the state's electricity consumption and provides 96 percent of its zero-carbon electricity.
Following the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Governor Dan Malloy has remained committed to taking aggressive action on climate change. Saving nuclear power is the single largest thing the governor could do to help prevent emissions.
Without Millstone, Connecticut’s reliance on natural gas would increase from 49 to 89 percent.
Connecticut’s emissions would increase the equivalent of adding nearly 1.5 million cars to the road if Millstone closes.
Connecticut nuclear provided almost 46 times more electricity than Connecticut solar and wind combined in 2016.
- Climate scientists including James Hansen, along with other concerned scientists, conservationists, and environmentalists have urged Governor Malloy and other state leaders to keep Millstone online.