Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy

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Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy (EFN) is a pro-nuclear power non-profit organization which aims at providing complete and straightforward information to the public on energy and the environment. It also promotes the benefits of nuclear energy for a cleaner world, and aims at uniting people in favor of clean nuclear energy.

The website of the organization[1] states that environmental opposition to nuclear energy is the "greatest misunderstanding and mistake of the century".

EFN is funded by the memberships and donations of its members.

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EFN was started by Bruno Comby[2] in 1996 after the publication of his book Environmentalists For Nuclear Energy.[3][4]

EFN now gathers over 10,000 members and supporters,[5] with local correspondents and a network of affiliated organizations and in more than 60 countries, to inform the public on energy and the environment.

Patrick Moore co-founder of Greenpeace in 1971[6] and James Lovelock author of the Gaia theory, considered as the historical founder of environmental thinking[7] are supporters of the group.

The general assembly of EFN is held once a year in Houilles.[8]

The headquarters of EFN are located in a positive energy eco-house in the suburbs of Paris, requiring very little energy, powered with solar energy (thermal and PV), wind energy, geothermal air-conditioning, a high efficiency heat-pump, double-flux ventilation, and just a small amount of low-carbon-emitting French nuclear energy. Conceptually designed by members of the organization, this house has an almost-nil carbon-footprint (500 times less than a standard gas-heated construction of the same size).[9]

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