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“Is Nuclear Energy part of the solution [in the fight against climate change]?

“Answer: Yes, it is part of the solution…. There is far too much tribalism in the energy and climate debate between different technologies ” – Stephen Tindale

 

Speaking at the COP 21 seminar, organised by Nuclear for Climate, entitled “Is Nuclear Energy part of the Solution in the fight against Climate Change?”, Stephen warned against making enemies of advocates renewable energies because all these technologies are needed for a sustainable future.

He went on to talk about the potential benefits of advanced nuclear technologies like fast reactors, molten salt reactors and small modular reactors.

Also speaking at this event was Energy For Humanity Director Kirsty Gogan, Australian Environmental Consultant Ben Heard, Finnish ecomodernist Rauli Partanen and IPCC member and Climatologist Francois-Marie Bréon.

Chaired by Valerie Faudon, the Director of the Nuclear for Climate campaign, discussion lively and attended by over 200 people.

Click here to watch the full video. Stephen talks about energy tribalism at 30 minutes.

Stephen has previously spoken for Nuclear for Climate on what role Nuclear should play in a sustainable energy future. Click here to see that video.

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