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United States Carbon Dioxide Emissons

Did you know that the United States emitted about 7.2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2007?

As a zero-emission green energy resource, the nuclear industry has done its part by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from energy-producing resources by almost 700 million metric tons per year. This is the equivalent of the amount of carbon dioxide released from all U.S. passenger cars each year. What is worse is that, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute, "under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, no credit was allocated to nuclear plants. But, based on the average value of publicly traded sulfur dioxide credits, this contribution would have been worth about $50 million."