UN highlights ultra-low carbon footprint of nuclear and renewables

Cecilia Keating
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A CGI image of Hinkley Point C

Findings illustrate case for government to invest in nuclear as part of net zero transition, Nuclear Industry Association CEO argues

Nuclear has been identified by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe as the lowest carbon electricity source, as well as the low carbon technology that has the lowest impacts on land use and...

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