Who we are

We are scientists, doctors, engineers, energy experts, and environmentalists who believe that nuclear energy must be part of Canada's path forward on climate change. We are non-partisan and receive no industry funding.

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Canadians for Nuclear Energy in Queen's Park, Toronto

Why Nuclear Energy?

Canada is a party to the Paris Agreement, whose goal is to keep the global average temperature below 2°C. The country has agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% below 2005 levels by 2030.

 

All four representative pathways published by the IPCC that limit global warming to 1.5°C require an expansion of nuclear energy compared to today’s levels. Nuclear energy is uniquely capable of phasing out fossil fuels, providing good union jobs, and even enabling health care.

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1. Goodbye, fossil fuels

Nuclear energy has a proven record of permanently displacing polluting fossil fuels. In Ontario, it provided 90% of the electricity needed to phase out coal for good.

Canadians for Nuclear Energy

For Climate, Clean Air, and a Bright Future

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2. Good union jobs

Nuclear energy provides high paying jobs in STEM and skilled trades to over 60,000 Canadians, with 95% of the supply chain within Canada.

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3. Medical isotopes

Canadian nuclear reactors produce most of the world's Cobalt-60, used for life-saving medical treatments, medical instrument sterilization, food safety, and much more.