Connection: nuclear and climate change........
December 1997 governments met in Kyoto, Japan, where they agreed
the Kyoto Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change,
meaning that governments were committed to stabilising greenhouse
gas emissions to levels that would minimise climate change.
electricity generating sector contributes a large percentage of
global greenhouse gas emissions by burning fossil fuels. Nuclear
energy, along with renewables such as solar, wind and hydro generates
electricity without greenhouse gas emissions.
energy provides a fully developed non-fossil electricity generating
option with the potential for large scale expansion. A continued
steady growth of nuclear energy will allow countries to avoid
emitting greenhouse gases from their electricity sector and help
them to meet their Kyoto commitment.
energy is a necessary technology to help prevent climate change.
is part of the solution.