30 Quotes in Favor of Nuclear Power replacing Fossil Fuel

Burning fossil fuels for energy currently account for over 80% of the world’s energy supply. Here we have gathered 30 quotes in favor of nuclear power replacing fossil fuel. The consumption of fossil fuels to power our cars, airplanes, and mundane daily activities such as heating showers, and turning on lights, has put the planet at risk due to higher carbon dioxide emissions released into the atmosphere.

Improving energy efficiency is becoming essential as humans become more aware of the possible impact that burning fossil fuels have on the environment. Thus, to reduce the burden, there has been a push for more sustainable energy sources. Amongst the push for alternative energy sources, is Nuclear energy.

Any serious effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions polluting our atmosphere and damaging our environment will require a great deal more clean energy, and according to some, it doesn’t get cleaner than Nuclear energy.


Nuclear energy has a seat at the table when the world’s future energy and climate policies are being discussed  

UN Nuclear Chief, Director General Rafael Grossi


Almost five years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, governments are becoming increasingly aware that they must shift from fossil fuels to nuclear and other low-carbon technologies, if they are to reach their net-zero objectives

UN Nuclear Chief, Director General Rafael Grossi


Without significantly increasing the use of nuclear power worldwide, it will be difficult to achieve the goal of reducing harmful emissions and fighting climate change,.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Cornel Feruta


Climate scientists tell us that the world must drastically cut its fossil fuel use in the next 30 years to stave off a potentially catastrophic tipping point for the planet. Confronting this challenge is a moral issue, but it’s also a math problem—and a big part of the solution has to be nuclear power.

– The Wall Street Journal


Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.

– Michael C. Burgess


Global warming is now advancing so swiftly that only a massive expansion of nuclear power as the world’s main energy source can prevent it overwhelming civilisation.

– James Lovelock


Nuclear energy, in terms of an overall safety record, is better than other energy.

– Bill Gates


The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power.

– James Lovelock


Solar and wind power alone can’t scale up fast enough to generate the vast amounts of electricity that will be needed by midcentury, especially as we convert car engines and the like from fossil fuels to carbon-free energy sources

– Wall Street Journal


Uranium is one of the most abundant energy sources on Earth. Uranium can be reprocessed and used again, one of the advantages of nuclear energy over fossil fuels. Fossil fuels, on the other hand, are non-renewable. There has been a steep decline in the energy reserves because of people’s dependence on fossil fuels.-

– Sciencing


What are nuclear power’s benefits? First and foremost, since it produces energy via nuclear fission rather than chemical burning, it generates baseload electricity with no output of carbon, the villainous element of global warming.

– Yale School of the Environment


Nuclear power plants operate at much higher capacity factors than renewable energy sources or fossil fuels. Capacity factor is a measure of what percentage of the time a power plant actually produces energy. It’s a problem for all intermittent energy sources. The sun doesn’t always shine, nor the wind always blow, nor water always fall through the turbines of a dam.

– Yale School of the Environment


Nuclear energy has by far the highest capacity factor of any other energy source. This basically means nuclear power plants are producing maximum power more than 93% of the time during the year.

– Energy.gov


Nuclear power plants are typically used more often because they require less maintenance and are designed to operate for longer stretches before refueling (typically every 1.5 or 2 years)…. ….Natural gas and coal capacity factors are generally lower due to routine maintenance and/or refueling at these facilities.

– Energy.gov


Nuclear Power is the Most Reliable Energy Source and It’s Not Even Close 

– Energy.gov


Nuclear energy and renewables are far, far safer than fossil fuels.

– Ourworldindata


Contrary to popular belief, nuclear power has saved lives by displacing fossil fuels

– Ourworldindata


Fossil fuels kill many more people than nuclear energy.

– Ourworldindata


Only nuclear energy can lift all humans out of poverty while preventing dangerous levels of global warming. Just look at France and Sweden. In the 1970s and 1980s, they built nuclear plants at the rate required to achieve the alleged climate goals of the Green New Deal.

– Michael Shellenberger, Author of Apocalypse Never


Nuclear has saved more than two million lives to date by preventing the deadly air pollution that shortens the lives of seven million people per year.

– Michael Shellenberger, Author of Apocalypse Never


All of which raises a question: if nuclear power is so good for the environment and necessary for replacing fossil fuels, why are so many of the people who say they most fear climate change so against it?

– Michael Shellenberger, Author of Apocalypse Never


If we are to meet the growing electricity demand in the United States without significantly increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, we must maintain a diverse supply of electricity, and nuclear power must be part of that mix.

– Judy Biggert


Alongside energy efficiency, renewables and abatement, I believe safe nuclear power, with manageable waste, can play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as long as it is cost-competitive with other low carbon generation.

– Ed Davey


The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power.

– James Lovelock


Humanity has nearly suffocated the globe with carbon dioxide, yet nuclear power plants that produce no such emissions are so mired in objections and obstruction that, despite renewed interest on every continent, it is unlikely another will be built in the United States.

– Michael Specter


I’ve always been concerned about global warming. It seemed to me like working in nuclear power was a logical way to do something to help the environment.

– Leslie Dewan


Nuclear power can continue to help us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, but we must do everything we can to make it safer.

– Joe Sestak


With innovations in nuclear power we can create a new generation of nuclear energy that would be safer, produce less waste, and be lower cost.

– Bill Gates


Nuclear is ideal for dealing with climate change, because it is the only carbon-free, scalable energy source that’s available 24 hours a day. The problems with today’s reactors, such as the risk of accidents, can be solved through innovation.

– Bill Gates


Nuclear power is much more sustainable than fossil fuels, and much more reliable than renewable energy sources such as wind or solar. Therefore, the waste products produced by nuclear energy may well be a price worth paying for a realistic means to meet climate change targets. The greater the concern about climate change, the more willing we must be to store nuclear waste – especially with technological advances dramatically reducing the storage costs in recent years.

Professor Anthony J. Evans from ESCP Business School


We conclude that nuclear energy — despite posing several challenges, as do all energy sources (ref. 7) — needs to be retained and significantly expanded in order to avoid or minimize the devastating impacts of unabated climate change and air pollution caused by fossil fuel burning.

– Climate NASA

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