Building low-carbon resilient electricity infrastructures with nuclear energy in the post-COVID-19 era

NEA Policy Brief

  • Electricity security is an essential public need, at the same level as food security and access to health care.
  • Nuclear energy is a key contributor to electricity security and already contributes positively to building a low-carbon resilient infrastructure at the plant and system levels.
  • Nuclear energy, both new nuclear projects and the long-term operation of existing reactors, can play a key role in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts by boosting economic growth in the short term, while supporting, in a cost-effective manner, the development of a low-carbon resilient electricity infrastructure in the long term.