Unpacking nuclear

A core part of the energy transition and of the solutions to meeting energy needs, nuclear energy is a strategic resource that is often a subject of debate. This section aims to respond to the main questions and misconceptions by presenting nuclear energy as clearly as possible. The goal is for everyone to form their own opinion.

Recycling and Nuclear Waste

There are fundamental reasons why nuclear energy is now back center stage. First of all, there is the energy crisis, against the backdrop of geopolitical upheavals that make energy sovereignty absolutely strategic. There is, of course, the fight against  global warming. By helping to produce low-carbon, reliable electricity at a competitive cost, nuclear power stands out as one of the solutions for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. On another level - and marking a point of honor in France - the nuclear industry is the third largest domestic industrial sector. The planned investments in nuclear power, particularly for the construction of new reactors, are therefore positive news for French industry and for employment. 

Nevertheless, the nuclear industry remains humble. While nuclear power is once again enjoying strong support around the world and with the French public, there are still many preconceived ideas about the industry, as well as "hot-button issues" such as waste management, nuclear safety and security, and the impact of nuclear activities on the environment. We believe that educating, enlightening and answering questions about nuclear energy, in all transparency, is a prerequisite for building support. For while nuclear power can demonstrate that it is an indispensable energy resource for the future, French nuclear expertise goes far beyond energy itself, moving into unexpected fields today such as health and battery recycling!

Nuclear: acting for the climate

The need for electricity has never been greater all over the world, but at the same time it has become crucial to limit our greenhouse gas emissions by opting for low-carbon sources of energy. Nuclear energy is an important part of the answer to combat global warming!

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