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Nuclear energy helped prevent 72 billion tonnes CO2 emissions since 1970

Madhumita Paul of Down to Earth reports that nuclear energy has helped to prevent 72 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions since 1970.

The C3 Take
  • A new report from the World Nuclear Association has found that nuclear energy has helped to avoid 72 billion tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere since 1970.
  • Nuclear energy generation has steadily declined across the world despite the fact that nuclear is clean, reliable, and safe.
  • If the we want to reach climate goals we should embrace nuclear power.

“Nuclear electricity generation will need to double between 2020 and 2050 if the world is to meet its net-zero ambitions, the International Energy Agency’s Net-Zero by 2050 Roadmap projected.”

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