Latest initiative to advance nuclear technology and produce clean energy has been undertaken by Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA).
The recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two parties was signed during UK Department for International Trade’s Civil Nuclear Showcase in London, which will focus on creating dialogue and research in understanding the role of nuclear energy in overcoming environmental issues and promoting nuclear energy as a clean energy technology.
The two countries further also endorsed the inclusion of nuclear energy in environmental policies and in UK-Canada policy forums.
In wake of the recent announcement, CNA president and CEO John Gorman said implementation of low-carbon technologies in order to meet zero-emission targets by 2050 have doubled the share of nuclear to combat climate change. In reference, Canada and UK will play a significant role in developing clean energy future. He further added the MOU will foster innovation in nuclear energy among member companies.
The NICE Future initiative, spearheaded by US, Canada and Japan will also help in securing the role of nuclear energy as a source of clean energy by engaging stakeholders and promoting global conversations.
Sources allege, Canada has 19 nuclear power reactors that produce 15% of the country’s electricity. On the other hand, UK has 15, contributing 21% of the country’s electricity.