CNA signs an MoU with NIA
19 March 2020
The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) in the United Kingdom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Department for International Trade Civil Nuclear Showcase 2020 to collaborate in nuclear and promote clean, innovative and advanced nuclear technologies.
The MoU addresses the need for greater dialogue and exploration of nuclear’s role in effective environmental stewardship. It includes demonstrating nuclear as a clean energy technology; advocating for more explicit and prominent inclusion of nuclear in energy and environmental policies; promoting the inclusion of nuclear technologies in bilateral Canada-United Kingdom dialogues and forums; and supporting the countries’ shared leadership in the Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future initiative.
Canada is home to 19 nuclear power reactors, which produce 15% of the country’s electricity. Every year in Canada, nuclear energy avoids 80 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by displacing fossil fuels; supports 76,000 direct and indirect jobs; and contributes USD 17bn in gross domestic product.