Uranium and nuclear energy deliver positive environmental benefits

Countries assessing their energy requirements look favorably at uranium-fuelled nuclear power for a number of reasons, including its clean air, low-carbon emission characteristics.

Nuclear power is overall a low-carbon energy source which can help relieve climate effects of high-carbon emissions from transportation and standard coal-fired electricity generation.

The latest research shows that nuclear energy has the potential to avoid 180 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions up to 2100.

And because nuclear power stations do not emit air pollutants, nuclear energy can help offset the noxious emissions of other large-scale sources of pollution, like fossil-fuelled power plants and motor vehicles.