Economic and environmental impacts of nuclear power plants
Brattle experts have prepared a series of reports examining the economic and environmental impacts of nuclear power plants at both the national and state-specific levels. The economic impacts included GDP, employment and tax revenues, and the environmental impacts which addressed changes in criteria pollutant emissions and carbon emissions. The study prepared for New York has been particularly influential in policymaking regarding the promotion of zero carbon emission generating sources. Brattle has also applied such regional modeling to determine the value and market consequences of Zero Emission Credits (ZECs) as uplift payments for nuclear plants to preserve their societal value as clean resources.