Environmentalists for Nuclear

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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.


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

EFN 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 ecohouse in the suburbs of Paris, 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]


  1. ^ "Environmentalists For Nuclear ™ - International home page (EFN)".
  2. ^ "Institut Bruno Comby".
  3. ^ "Bruno Comby's books in English".
  4. ^ [1] Archived September 26, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "EFN - Number of members and supporters".
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "James LOVELOCK's web site - the international homepage".
  8. ^ [3][dead link]
  9. ^ "Eclogical dream house".

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