Nuclear plants employ a highly skilled workforce that includes engineers, licensed operators, electricians, pipefitters, mechanics and health physicists.
Electricity still accounts for about 20 million metric tons of CO2, or 20 percent of the statewide total.
Finding the right balance to an electricity mix is essential for power planners.
Many veterans have specific skills, experiences and leadership qualities needed as retirement wave looms.
Seattle Friends of Fission, a grass-roots nuclear energy advocacy group, is rooted in concern over climate change.
Electricity comes from complex and sophisticated power grids that are the largest machines in the world.