Nuclear Matinee: Nuclear Energy’s Value – Columbia Generating Station

In honor of the Seattle Seahawks’ convincing victory in the Super Bowl just a few short days ago, today’s Nuclear Matinee videos come straight from the great state of Washington, home to Energy Northwest’s 1,170-megawatt Columbia Generating Station—which, incidentally, produces enough electricity to power a city the size of Seattle.

In fact, this entertaining 30-second PSA would be quite suitable for energizing halftime during any lopsided Super Bowl:

What if you could eliminate the carbon emissions from half the passenger cars in Washington State? In effect, that’s what Columbia Generating Station does every year:

Thanks to Energy Northwest YouTube for producing these fine videos. Viewers are encouraged to visit www.ColumbiaValue.com to learn more.

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3 Responses to Nuclear Matinee: Nuclear Energy’s Value – Columbia Generating Station

  1. Has anybody commented on this report, http://www.mresearch.com/pdfs/537.pdf, which is critical of the economics of operating the Columbia Generating Station?

  2. Funny. Antinukes have been giving up on slamming nuclear plants based on safety and meltdown doomsdays because of their high safety and super low life, property and environment impact records that they can’t beat or deny even in worst case, so now they have to use economic tactics to do the shooting!

  3. James Greenidge

    Re: “Antinukes have been giving up on slamming nuclear plants based on safety and meltdown doomsdays…”

    If they can’t slice your throat they’ll go for your shins. Typical. I regret that Energy Northwest and Bruce Power seem to be the only organizations taking a tentative aggressive PR stance to de-FUD the public in major mass media ways. Educating the public piecemeal is futile and counterproductive before a FUD tidal wave. I’m glad to see this media PR happen but it’s only a toehold in a crucial battle to educate and win minds and confidence in nuclear power. I hope Northwest and Bruce’s peers don’t just sit back and have them doing all the fighting for them.

    James Greenidge
    Queens NY