Producing dependable, cleaner power is a global priority

As the world continues to decarbonize the energy sector and strives to attain net-zero greenhouse gases to combat the threat of a warming planet, producing dependable, cleaner power is a global priority. As the most dependable source of carbon-free power generation providing around-the-clock energy supply without interruption, nuclear energy is an important part of the power generation landscape, and it is a critical pillar in the transformation to a carbon-free future.

25% carbon-free power generation

Already, nuclear accounts for 10% of the world’s total global power generation and 25% of all carbon-free power generation today with the United States, France, China, Russia and South Korea generating the most nuclear power.

50% of world’s nuclear power plants

Today, our steam turbine technology operates in 50% of the world’s nuclear power plants, producing 200 gigawatts (GWs) for the global grid.

60 less CO2 emissions

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), over the past 50 years nuclear power has reduced CO2 emissions by over 60 gigatons globally–nearly two years’ worth of global energy-related emissions.

400 GWs of carbon-free power

With some 450 nuclear reactors in the world that generate 400 GWs of carbon-free power today, maximizing the lifetime of the existing installed base is critical.

Learn more about GE’s view on the critical role nuclear energy plays in a carbon-free future with a focus on:

   1. Nuclear power’s role in the world’s climate challenge
   2. Maximizing the lifetime output of the existing installed fleet
   3. Innovating the next generation of nuclear power technology
   4. Accelerating new large-scale nuclear power plant projects
   5. Recommending policies to achieve CO2 reduction targets

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