Canadian Biomass Magazine

P.E.I.’s goal to reach net zero emissions could involve nuclear energy

March 12, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

Prince Edward Island’s aim to become the first province to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero could involve nuclear power.

P.E.I. owns a 15 per cent interest in the Point Lepreau nuclear station in New Brunswick. The island province’s environment minister said P.E.I. is interested in a plan to use spent fuel rods to power smaller modular reactors (SMR), a concept the federal government endorses for reducing climate emissions.

P.E.I.’s goal is to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040 and to make the transition to net zero energy by 2030.

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