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The Nuclear Model

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About 67% of the energy in the fuel used by a nuclear plant is simply wasted.  That’s about the same level of efficiency as our coal generating stations, which are based on 19th-century technology.   By comparison, a natural gas- or biomass-fired combined heat and power plant can capture more than 80% of the energy in the fuel it uses. 

And because nuclear plants need to be located well away from big cities, where most of their electricity is actually used, they can also lose more of the electricity they do produce to transmission line inefficiences.

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About 67% of the energy in the fuel used by a nuclear plant is simply wasted. 

Ontario's Green Future

Ontario Clean Air AllianceThe Ontario Clean Air Alliance is a coalition of health and environmental organizations, faith communities, municipalities, utilities, unions, corporations and individuals working for cleaner air through a coal phase-out and a shift to a renewable electricity future.

www.cleanairalliance.org
416-260-2080
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