The province of Ontario — like many jurisdictions around the world — is slowly shifting away from the use of nuclear power in favour of ‘green’ technologies such as those powered by wind.
It’s expected by 2025, nuclear reactors will supply only 42 per cent of the province's power compared to 59 per cent in 2013.
Well, the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) isn’t taking the industrial snub lying down.
They’ve released a new “independent study” — conducted by engineering firm Hatch — suggesting that nuclear power is cleaner than wind and natural gas when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions.
"Because wind farms cannot produce electricity reliably and predictably, they typically rely on gas plants to fill in their supply gaps," notes a news release by the CNA.
"The Hatch study realistically estimated that wind farms generate only 20 per cent of their capacity, leaving gas-fired plants to make up the remaining 80 per cent.
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