• Nuclear Energy and Climate Change

    Greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generationNuclear energy is a vital component of a clean energy strategy. Currently nuclear generation avoids the emission of over two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

    Nuclear energy can address the competing needs for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, economic development and energy security. A wider deployment of nuclear power will reduce the cost of achieving emissions reductions, and increase the chances of meeting our climate change objectives. Nuclear is recognized as a crucial mitigation technology and many countries are planning to use nuclear generation to meet their emission reduction and energy supply objectives.  


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    World Nuclear News regularly reports on events related to climate change, sustainable development and the role of nuclear energy.

  • New French energy policy to limit nuclear

    Japan continues to count cost of idled reactors

    US pledges power sector carbon cuts

    $44 trillion price tag for clean energy

    UK and Japan join forces on nuclear energy

    US emissions at mercy of economics

    Nuclear helps Exelon achieve emissions goal

    China seeks clean, sustainable energy for growth

    IPCC calls for energy transformation

    Prepare for climate change, IPCC warns

    Coal taints Germany's energy mix

    Greenhouse gas leads new European targets

    BP sees modest growth in nuclear energy

    Policies hold European nuclear steady

    Business calls for stable power supply in Japan

    IEA predicts price pinch

    California emissions rise on San Onofre shut down

    Nuclear essential for climate stability

    WEC calls on leaders to face the music

    Utilities call for end of renewable subsidies

    Nuclear limbo for climate ambitions

    Double nuclear by 2040 says Exxon

    Climate targets blown in Japan

    Asian growth to boost global energy demand

    EU's open secret on nuclear subsidies

    About-turn on backloading

    Obama moves to tackle climate change

    World in danger of missing climate goals

    IEA praises nuclear's role in Finnish policy

    Industry calls for decarbonisation focus

    Ontario's energy transition

    World has stalled on clean energy

    Life-saving case for nuclear

    Fingers crossed for UK nuclear new build

    Energy leaders' nuclear uncertainty diminishing

    Fossil imports burn Japanese trade again

    Nuclear best option for Europe, report says

    Japan sees emissions rise

    Nuclear and hydro the core of sustainability

    Warnings on greenhouse gas levels

    Australia may need nuclear in future, minister says

    PwC warns of a warmer world

    'Innovative' strategy to end Japanese nuclear

    Switzerland's 'challenging' energy policy

    Governments get nuclear policy round-up

    UK draft energy reform bill unveiled

    EDF posts record carbon efficiency

    More action needed sooner on climate change

    Germany escapes carbon emissions rise

    Nuclear helped UK cut emissions in 2011