Nuclear for Climate:
The growing urgency of reversing global climate change and the need to reduce carbon-emissions from power sources has prompted nuclear societies and associations from around the globe to band together to launch Nuclear for Climate. The goal of this worldwide collaboration is to fuel the debate about how to fight climate change and highlight the necessity of including nuclear energy in the mix of carbon-free solutions.
Studies show that significant reductions in carbon emissions, while also meeting growing energy demands, cannot happen without nuclear as a major provider of zero carbon energy.
In 2013, nuclear power supplied 19.4% of the electricity in the USA, 27% of Europe’s electricity, 11% of global electricity production and 53% of global carbon-free electricity. According to the latest World Energy Outlook published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), nuclear energy has helped to avoid the release of the equivalent of two years of CO2 emissions from carbon-producing energy sources since 1971. It is estimated that at current output levels the release of almost four years of CO2 emissions will be avoided by 2040.
Nuclear for Climate aims to raise awareness of the proven benefits of nuclear in reversing climate change among decision-makers and the general public.
Nuclear energy and climate change challenges – infographic
Published on Feb 18, 2015
Discover in this infographic why nuclear energy is part of the solution for the electricity demand and climate challenges our planet is facing (and why we both need nuclear and renewable energy within a low carbon energy mix).
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