Nuclear energy is a ‘clean energy solution’: Holland

New Brunswick aims to promote its vision for clean energy at the Canadian Nuclear Society’s 47th annual conference in Saint John.

A release issued by the province Monday says the conference is underway from June 4 to 7.

Mike Holland, New Brunswick’s minister of Natural Resources and Energy Development, described nuclear energy as a “clean energy solution” that can “lower global emissions and drive economic growth in New Brunswick.”

“Our four decades of reliable nuclear operations is one of many advantages that ideally positions us to be Canada’s energy gateway to Europe,” he said.

The province says it also plans to promote the development of small modular reactors (SMRs) as part of New Brunswick’s clean energy vision.

Holland said SMRs have the potential to supply “safe and reliable zero-emissions energy” for New Brunswick and around the world.

He added SMRs provide a significant opportunity for New Brunswick to help power the world with clean energy and encourage economic growth.

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