Sustainable Investing / ESG
March 18 2022

Beyond Perception: Nuclear Energy's Role in the Global Green Transition

20 min read

Don Li, CFA, Vice President, TD Asset Management; Priti Shokeen, Vice President & Director, TD Asset Management; Robert Vanderhooft, CFA, Senior Vice President, TD Bank Group and Vice Chair, TD Asset Management

Some may not consider nuclear energy to be technically green as it generates highly concentrated but radioactive waste. However, it generates extremely low greenhouse gas emissions (none in production and low in life cycle). Therefore, we argue that nuclear should be a significant part of the solution in the quest to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and there should be more investment in nuclear power generation.