During the 2020 primary debate for New York’s 14th district, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reiterated her position from the previous May, that the Green New Deal leaves the door open to nuclear.
“You bring up an important element of our energy mix, which is nuclear. And this is absolutely a critical part of this conversation. So, one thing that I would just like to clarify, the Green New Deal does leave the door open to nuclear. You are right in that we name renewables like wind and solar specifically, but the door is open to nuclear. But we also have to make sure that community input and the technology is vetted but I do believe there’s an open door there.