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US nuclear power produces half of the nation's carbon-free electricity
energy. After all, they work continuously and are the perfect complement to the “periodic” to carbon-free electricity sources such as solar and wind.
In September 2022, US nuclear facilities had an average power factor of over 93%, compared to about 27% for wind and solar. And the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act 2022 (IRA) has ushered in a new paradigm that explicitly recognizes nuclear power as part of the taxonomy of carbon-free energy.
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