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Building a Carbon-Free Future

What we are eager to do with our Unpacking nuclear items is to help you better understand our 

What we are eager to do with our Unpacking nuclear items is to help you better understand our activities, provide you with answers to questions you may have, and make nuclear issues as accessible as possible. Nuclear power is a resource that is central to our energy transition challenges, and it is important that everyone be able to make up their own minds about it. (Alter)

Nuclear reactors produce
the electricity needed to
meet global energy demand
responsibly

  • Responsible consumption and production should still allow everyone to enjoy a high quality of life, with sufficient energy supplies to enable the achievement of all of the Sustainable Development Goals.
     

  • Nuclear power plants supply large amounts of electricity from compact sites, using fuel that has the potential to be recycled.

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Nuclear power plants avoid carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to half of those from the world’s 520 million vehicles

Nuclear energy is making
a massive contribution to
combating climate change

 The effects of climate change caused by
anthropogenic (human-caused) emissions are
numerous and far-reaching.

  • Nuclear plants avoid the emission of over 2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
     

  • New nuclear power plants can be deployed at scale, enabling rapid decarbonization of a country’s electricity generation mix.

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Innovative nuclear technologies offer sustainable energy with the high-power density necessary for industrialization

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Nuclear power plants provide large amounts of clean, reliable, affordable energy and, regardless of the weather, can run for long periods of time without interruption. They are the ideal complement to wind, solar and storage for developing an affordable, reliable and low-carbon electricity grid.

Nuclear power plants provide
large amounts of clean,
reliable, affordable energy

  • Demand for electricity is increasing, driven by a growing global population, increasing electrification of energy supply, and the needs of the billions of people who still don’t have access to affordable and reliable electricity supplies.
     

  • Meeting this increasing demand for electricity by burning fossil fuels is not sustainable. Switching to clean technologies such as nuclear energy is vital.
     

  • If the world is to help lift people out of poverty and meet energy demand, then significant investment in low-cost, low-carbon nuclear energy is needed