Today we like to share with you guys is that nuclear energy is cleanest and greenest….the answer is YES!!, What is greenest? Green electricity’ is electricity produced from sources which do not cause impacts upon the environment. The cleanest energy sources are those which utilize the natural energy flows of the Earth. Green energy produced in a manner that has less of a negative impact to the environment than energy sources like fossil fuels, which are often produced with harmful side effects.
It is unlikely that we can meet our aggressive climate goals if we eliminate nuclear power as an option.” When it comes to the generation of base load electricity – the 80 per cent of electricity that must be available around the clock to power refrigerators, washing machines, plasma televisions, computers, traffic lights, air conditioners and so on – the options include coal, gas, oil, hydroelectricity and nuclear energy. If fossil fuels are excluded because they are dirty and the risks to hydroelectricity from water scarcity are considered, then the only available clean option for base load electricity is nuclear power. Nuclear energy, that is considered a green energy source because of its lower waste output relative to energy sources such as coal or oil.
We believe nuclear power is one part of the solution to climate change, given that it emits no greenhouse gases. In addition, our industry supports increasing nuclear power’s ability to generate electricity because of the current trend in which more and more natural gas is being used for that purpose. Because it is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, more and more electricity generators are turning to natural gas as a way to comply with increasingly stringent environmental standards. Unfortunately, as demand for natural gas in this market increases, so does its price, which makes it more expensive for the residential and commercial customers that natural gas utilities primarily serve. That is why our industry supports the availability of a variety of supply sources for electricity generation, including more nuclear power.
Nowadays, world will need additional electricity supply going forward, and nuclear energy is a proven technology that provides large amounts of electricity supply additions without associated carbon emissions.