Small modular reactors are the future of nuclear energy: Duane Bratt for Inside Policy
Nuclear energy produces electricity without emitting greenhouse gases. And, unlike wind or solar, it operates 24/7, not just when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining. Canada’s existing nuclear energy plants, which are currently undergoing life extensions in Ontario and New Brunswick, produce about 15 percent of Canada’s electricity and over 60 percent in Ontario and 30 percent in New Brunswick. Life extension will ensure that this continues for several more decades.