Nuclear energy is America's largest source of clean-air, carbon-free electricity, producing no greenhouse gases or air pollutants.
Today, nuclear energy produces electricity for one in five homes and businesses across the U.S. and nearly three quarters of the entire country's clean-air electricity. Stringent federal regulation, automated, redundant safety systems and the industry's commitment to comprehensive safety procedures keep nuclear power plants and their communities safe. Each nuclear power plant has extensive security measures in place to protect the facility from intruders. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the nuclear energy industry has substantially enhanced security at nuclear plants. NRG is co-owner of the South Texas Project (STP), a nuclear facility near Bay City, Texas.