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ReThink Nuclear

We are in a climate emergency and urgently need to phase out fossil fuels. This is a significant global challenge.

 

For decades we have had a proven source of clean energy, it's nuclear. 

Yet the impacts of fossil fuels (approx. 1 million air pollution deaths annually, environmental destruction, and climate change) have been wrongly attributed to nuclear which has seen opposition to the expansion of nuclear energy.

Despite opposition, there are over 440 nuclear reactors operating globally which, according to studies, have avoided 1.6 million air pollution related deaths and over 70 billion tonnes of climate changing GHG emissions.

It's time to Rethink Nuclear!

In the context of the worsening global climate emergency opposition to nuclear is no longer morally or politically justifiable.

Clean energy

The EU parliament in 2022 voted to include nuclear in its sustainability finance taxonomy following advice from the European Commission's official science advisory, the Joint Research Centre, which found that nuclear energy met the EU requirement to ‘do no significant harm’.

 

“The analyses did not reveal any science-based evidence that nuclear energy does more harm to human health or to the environment than other electricity production technologies already included in the Taxonomy as activities supporting climate change mitigation”, Joint Research Centre.

A report produced for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) found that nuclear energy has the lowest lifecycle environmental impact. Note that this is for the full lifecycle and fuel cycle, not merely plant construction and operation. Read more.

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Fuel for the Future
 

Let's not waste nuclear waste!

Not only is used nuclear fuel safely stored and managed, it also still contains enormous amounts of energy.

It can be reprocessed (recycled) and used to provide a future of abundant clean energy.

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