Because nuclear generated electricity is a source of low-carbon emissions, we think it's an important part of a broad fuel mix to slow the effects of climate change, while continuing to meet our energy demands.
That's why EDF Energy have committed to investing in the future of nuclear power with our nuclear new build programme.
It's also why we make good on our supply promise for homes on our Blue tariffs: we'll match every unit you use with electricity generated from low-carbon nuclear sources.(1)
We generate more than half of our electricity from nuclear power. The below table shows a comparison between the EDF Energy fuel mix against the UK average for the period between April 2015 to March 2016 - we think our carbon intensity versus the UK average speaks for itself.
Electricity is generated from a variety of sources, inclduing low-carbon nuclear power
Electricity is then transmitted through the National Grid and through your local distribution network
Then we supply the electricity to your home