Nuclear Energy and the Climate Challenge

The capacity of nuclear energy to guarantee low-carbon electricity generation is invaluable to deal with the climate emergency and respond to the growing global electricity demand. Discover all the advantages of nuclear energy to fight global warming.

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COP27 and COP15: the key takeaways


Is nuclear power a green energy?

Following the recent decision of the European Commission to award nuclear power and natural gas a green label, you might be asking – what is "green energy"?

Latest IPCC climate report

On August 9, 2021, the IPCC published the 1st part of its 6th Assessment Report, eight years after the previous one. The report is the outcome of studies conducted by Working Group I of the IPCC experts.

Global warming: 7 good reasons for turning to nuclear energy

Nuclear energy presents many advantages in the current context of the fight against global warming: discover 7 good reasons to capitalize on this form of energy.

All about greenhouse gases

Greenhouse gases are critical to the fight against global warming. While they are naturally occurring, their over-abundance related to human activity is what creates climate change.

What does acting for the climate mean?

Climate change, CO₂ emissions: taking action for the climate is an urgent matter. As a major player in the energy transition, Orano is committed.

Nuclear and renewables: the solution for the climate

With a view to shifting to low-carbon energies, an energy mix combining nuclear and renewable energies looks to be THE solution for the climate.

Carbon neutrality by 2050: how do we get there?

Understanding the principle of carbon neutrality and the actions that can contribute to it is a prerequisite for effectively acting to protect the climate by significantly limiting GHG emissions.

Jean-Marc Jancovici: "It is urgent to commit to the low-carbon transition"

Jean-Marc Jancovici, a recognized expert on energy and climate, challenges us and raises our awareness of the urgent need to make the transition to low-carbon forms of energy.
Nuclear energy is one of the lowest CO2-emitting energies in the world, with emissions comparable to wind power (12g/kWh), 4 times lower than solar power, and 40 times lower than gas.  Its very small CO2 footprint makes it an indispensable energy for the low-carbon energy transition. Since electricity generation in the world is currently the leading source of CO2 emission due to the use of fossil energies (coal and gas), climate specialists recommend increasing the proportion of low-carbon energies in electricity generation from 30% to more than 80% by 2050. Renewable energies (solar, wind) are by nature intermittent and cannot alone meet the existing and future energy needs of the planet’s 8 billion people. Consequently, nuclear energy and renewables must be considered together to sustain the low-carbon energy transition and meet France’s pledge to fight global warming. 
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