Gentilly-2 Nuclear Generating Station
Nuclear energy produces minimal amounts of greenhouse gases. With climate change now of global concern, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sources is crucial and Gentilly-2 generating station is doing its part.
Hydro-Québec is Canada's largest power generator and one of the world's largest producers of clean and renewable energy. Thanks to its focus on hydraulic power generation (98%) and its one nuclear generating station, Québec has the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per capita in Canada. Québec generates 30% of the electricity in the country but only 1.5% of the greenhouse gases produced by Canadian electric utilities.
The power industry is responsible for only 2.7% of Québec’s greenhouse gas emissions, compared with 17% in Ontario and 22.5% in Alberta. In the United States, that figure is 34%.
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