Canadians for Nuclear Energy
For Climate, Clean Air, and a Bright Future
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, C4NE President Dr. Chris Keefer asked Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, a simple question: have you revisited your opinions from your days as an anti-nuclear activist?
Stand Up for Nuclear
C4NE organizes local events in collaboration with Stand Up for Nuclear, an international action-based movement committed to saving and expanding nuclear energy with the participation of over 30 countries around the world.
The Nuclear Consensus
The scientific consensus is clear. All credible pathways to net zero call for nuclear energy.
The Trudeau government must act now to champion this proven climate solution.
Tax the Gas Plants & Save Pickering is a C4NE campaign to raise awareness of two troubling facts:
1. Ontario's carbon tax exempts 90% of gas plant emissions.
2. Gas plants are poised to replace the clean power from Pickering Nuclear Generation Station in 2024-2025.
Petition read in the House of Commons
Thanks to the 5,800 Canadians who added their signature, our pro-nuclear petition was read before the House of Commons in Parliament. This is more than 5x the number of signatures collected by an anti-nuclear petition that was circulating at the time.