REFERENCE TITLE: supporting nuclear energy
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
Second Regular Session
A CONCURRENT resolution
supporting the generation and use of nuclear energy in arizona.
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Whereas, reliable, clean, affordable energy is vital to Arizona's economy and way of life; and
Whereas, for over three decades, Arizona's economy has been powered by clean, carbon-free energy generated by the largest nuclear power plant in the country; and
Whereas, nuclear power is both clean and affordable, providing millions of Arizona residents with power at rates far lower than those of other sources of energy; and
Whereas, as a base-load fuel resource, nuclear power is the most reliable and resilient source of power, providing energy for Arizona 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year; and
Whereas, nuclear energy has served as the backbone of the country's energy supply for over fifty years; and
Whereas, in addition to providing reliable, low-cost energy, nuclear power plants have enormous economic benefits, employing thousands of workers and producing millions of dollars in tax revenue; and
Whereas, the United States Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have cautioned that the premature shutdown of nuclear power plants could jeopardize both the nation's electric reliability and the ability to combat climate change; and
Whereas, the premature closure of nuclear power plants would require states to find other sources of energy that are typically more expensive and less reliable than nuclear power.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
That the Members of the Legislature support the ongoing use of nuclear power in Arizona as a safe, affordable, reliable and carbon-free source of energy generation and express their commitment to policies that ensure nuclear energy continues to thrive in an increasingly challenging energy environment.