In an interview with Bret Kugelmass of the Titans of Nuclear podcast, watch as PSEG Chairman, President and CEO Ralph Izzo talks about the importance of nuclear energy and energy efficiency in mitigating against carbon emissions.
PSEG announced it has one of the lowest carbon emissions rates of the nation’s largest power producers. As the deputy general counsel and managing director of environment at PSEG, I couldn’t be more proud of our achievements to date and the continued efforts across the company as we strive towards a clean energy future. Continue reading
The challenges presented by climate change are real and growing more apparent every day. As an energy company, PSEG has a unique opportunity to rise to these challenges while serving our customers, our communities – and the planet.
Our customers will always depend on the safe, reliable, around-the-clock energy we provide, but we know that won’t be enough anymore – we must also be champions of clean energy.
In this video, PSEG Chairman, President and CEO Ralph Izzo reaffirms our commitment to be part of a clean energy future.
Everyone agreed on this point: Hitting the Brooklyn Bridge with our 7-million-pound generator would be a disaster.
My team and I were seated at a conference room table with PSEG executives and it was my responsibility to convince them that my team could barge the Heat Recovery Steam Generator – the 11-story heart of our new Bridgeport, Connecticut, power plant – beneath the landmark bridge without damaging either one.
When powerful storms such as Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy caused widespread power outages – in some parts of New Jersey lasting for more than a week – critical customers such as hospitals and public works were particularly vulnerable.
As days grow colder, many New Jersey families are relying on natural gas to keep their homes warm and comfortable.
Increasingly, in many parts of the U.S., we’re also turning to inexpensive, abundant natural gas to generate the electricity that powers our homes and businesses.
In New Jersey, we traditionally have relied on a diverse mix of fuel to generate electricity – about half our energy has come from nuclear, with the remaining split between natural gas and coal, and more recently a small but growing amount of solar (currently in the range of 4 percent) . Continue reading
By the time David Jansen came to work at the new nuclear power plant being built along the eastern bank of the Delaware River, the massive construction project was the biggest thing he had ever seen.
The containment for Salem Unit 1 was halfway done, and “Salem 2 was a big muddy hole in the ground,” Jansen said.
That was in 1970. At any given time, a visitor might have seen as many as 5,000 workers on Artificial Island – construction workers, engineers, electricians and the many people who supported them. That number also included future nuclear plant operators, like Jansen, who eventually would man the controls of the brand-new nuclear reactor.
“I was in awe of the complete size of the operation,” Jansen said. Continue reading
Fuel diversity matters. It takes a variety of energy sources to meet our electricity needs: nuclear, natural gas, solar and wind. Unfortunately, it is not a level playing field and our nation’s nuclear plants are struggling to compete.
For the 1,700 employees at PSEG Nuclear’s Salem and Hope Creek Generating Stations, our main priority is providing safe, reliable clean power for the region. South Jersey isn’t just where we do business – it’s also our home. As one of the region’s largest employers, we also see firsthand the impact we have on the local community every day.
When PSEG Power acquired plants in New Haven and Bridgeport, Connecticut, we made a commitment to provide safe, environmentally responsible energy to the region. We have kept that commitment – enhancing safety at the stations and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in clean generation and the latest emissions reduction technology. Continue reading
In the early 1900’s a familiar sight in New Jersey was a team of men delivering coal to basements throughout the state. In winter, a member of each household had the duty of shoveling the coal into the furnace and tending to the fire.