The New Nuclear Watch Institute in partnership with the Nuclear Institute and the EIC (Energy Industries Council) is holding a series of energy policy debates in 2020.
Is net zero possible without nuclear?
25 February 2020
The growing importance of net zero emissions targets is a huge opportunity for the nuclear industry. Reaching this goal by mid-century requires a faster reduction in carbon emissions than any country has ever achieved. It will involve almost total decarbonisation of electricity generation.
Some advocates of renewables claim this can be done without nuclear and NNWI has always strongly supported the expansion of renewable energy. But historically only France and Sweden have achieved rapid cuts in emissions from electricity generation. Both did so by increasing their use of nuclear.
This policy debate will explore the consequences of trying to prevent irreversible climate change without nuclear remaining a significant part of the global energy mix.
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