EP visited Argentina earlier in 2019 where Michael was the keynote speaker at the Annual Women in Nuclear Argentina (WIN) conference, urging the importance of having women in nuclear.
Currently Argentina is in the process of constructing their small modular reactor prototype CAREM25, construction started in 2014 and is expected to be completed by 2020
At the moment, Argentina’s three nuclear reactors generate 5% of its electricity
The country heavily relies on fossil fuels for electricity, with natural gas, coal, and oil accounting for 66% of their electricity
Since 2005 Argentina’s CO2 emissions have risen by 22%
Since our meeting in early 2019, our allies in Argentina are currently pursing the possibility of having their own nuclear pride fest in Buenos Aires.