TIVERTON, ON –June 4, 2021 – Bruce Power supports the growing chorus of voices calling on policymakers to include nuclear energy when considering carbon-free solutions to climate change.
Nuclear for Climate, a grassroots initiative that brings together nuclear professionals and scientists from over 150 associations, is working to foster dialogue with policymakers and the public about the need to include nuclear energy among the carbon-free solutions to climate change.
To add your voice to the list of supporters, you can sign the ‘Net Zero Needs Nuclear’ petition here.
To date, more than 100 societies and non-governmental organizations representing at least 80,000 young professionals, engineers, scientists, nuclear experts, environmentalists and concerned citizens all around the world have signed a declaration calling on negotiators and policymakers involved at COP26 to take a science-led and technology-neutral approach to energy policy and financing that can promote sustainable collaboration between nuclear and renewables.
One of the largest emissions reduction initiatives in a generation – the phasing out of coal in Ontario – was made possible by Bruce Power. The company continues to build on this leadership role by recognizing that it will be successful in the fight against climate change by leveraging its existing assets as part of its clean energy agenda.
Last fall, Bruce Power unveiled its NZ-2050 plan that will help Canada meet its emissions targets by 2050. Earlier this year, the company announced its commitment to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its site operations by 2027, making the company the first nuclear operator in North America to announce such an ambitious commitment.
While the company reliably produces large volumes of emissions-free electricity that is critical to Ontario staying off coal, as well as continued system reliability, Bruce Power is taking the next step to ensure it minimizes and offsets emissions from routine undertakings such as vehicles, machinery, buildings, and equipment to achieve Net Zero status by 2027.
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
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