All scenarios produced by major international institutions are unanimous: more nuclear will be needed in the future if we want to reduce our CO2 emissions whilst at the same time producing the amount of electricity needed.
With each reactor that is restarted, the country can reduce its imports of LNG by 1 million tonnes of LNG per year, and avoid the associated emissions.
Germany is by far the largest emitter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions, accounting 23 % of total emissions in 2017.
In recent years, the premature shutting down of nuclear power plants in countries such as the United States, Japan, or Germany, has led to stagnation or even an increase in CO2 emissions.
An analysis of the Swedish nuclear program, deployed between 1970 and 1990, illustrates the potential for rapid decarbonization thanks to nuclear power.
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