Canada relies on nuclear power to reduce its carbon footprint

News 15 March, 2018
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    Canada, world’s second largest producer of uranium, nuclear energy to reduce its carbon footprint and wants to encourage the international community to integrate this technology in the fight against climate change, reported on Thursday that public television Radio-Canada.

    This is a reversal of the part of the government of Justin Trudeau, whose “pan-canadian Framework on the clean growth and climate change”, which was filed in December 2017, never mentions nuclear power.

    Canada is allied with the United States and Japan to include this form of energy, the menu of international discussions on the energy transition, in particular during the forum, Clean Energy Ministerial (Cem), which brings together governments and the private sector.

    The ninth edition of the Forum takes place in may in Denmark under the patronage of the european Commission, and 2019 in Canada.

    The Trudeau government wants to seize this opportunity to “put nuclear energy at the centre of global efforts to combat climate change,” said Kim Rudd, parliamentary secretary to natural Resources during a speech delivered behind closed doors at the end of February in front of the canadian nuclear Association, and of which Radio-Canada has obtained a copy.

    “The Emc meets again in Copenhagen in may and we are assured that nuclear energy has its place in the context of a discussion of broad and high-level on a global transition to a low-carbon economy”, stated Ms. Rudd in the lobby of the nuclear industry.

    The department of natural Resources said on Thursday the AFP to be in the process of preparing a response to the information of Radio-Canada.

    Nuclear power does not emit greenhouse gases like fossil fuels is causing the climate change, but this energy is controversial because of its toxic wastes and pollutants, hardly treatable.