Rafael Grossi: we need more nuclear energy for emission-free energy production

11/2/21 12:53 PM
More than a quarter of the world’s clean energy production is based on nuclear energy – emphasized the Director General of the International Nuclear Energy Agency.
Photo: Dean Calma / IAEA

Nuclear is, and will be, part of the solution if we are to achieve the goal of climate protection - said IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, ahead of the UN’s COP26 conference. Mr Grossi will attend the COP, taking place in Glasgow, where he will meet with world leaders, and will host and participate in events and discussions surrounding nuclear solutions to help meet climate goals.

Rafael Grossi emphasized: nuclear energy provides more than a quarter of the world’s clean power, and it has avoided the release of more than 70 giga-tonnes of greenhouse gasses. The Director General also said that beside IPCC, several climate protection experts agree we need more nuclear power to have carbonneutral power generation. He added: it is time we act based on science and facts. According to today’s science: nuclear energy is part of the solution.