AECL president says Canada needs diversity of energy options to meet climate change goals

Fred Dermarkar headshot inset over photo of the Earth in a field of grass
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Crown corporation leader highlights nuclear energy’s critical role in production of emission-free electricity.

JUNE 8, 2021 – In an opinion piece for The Hill Times, June 7, Fred Dermarkar, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) President and CEO wrote that nuclear and renewables must work together for Canada to meet its emission targets. 

In the piece, Dermarkar says that the fight against climate change necessitates looking at all available energy options. The former CANDU Owners Group (COG) president also highlighted the important role of nuclear energy in Canada’s clean energy mix.

“These [nuclear] reactors work alongside hydro and renewable production to bring more than three quarters of the country’s emission-free electricity to the grid. Nuclear power is integral to Canada’s performance today and will be integral to meeting our climate action goals going forward,” writes the AECL leader. 

Click here to read Dermarkar’s full opinion piece.