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Greenpeace asks Mexican senate to reject nuclear energy

MEXICO CITY, April 12 — The non-governmental organization Greenpeace protested against nuclear energy here in front of the Mexican Senate Monday.

Greenpeace asked senators not to discuss nuclear energy at the upcoming forum of the National Energy Strategy 2011-2025 (ENE).

The environmental group said nuclear energy is a dangerous source of energy, and its use neither reduces greenhouse gas emissions nor mitigates the effects of climate change.

However, a large number of Mexican lawmakers are still in favor of nuclear energy, despite the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan, Greenpeace said.

Beatriz Oliveira, coordinator of the climate and energy campaign launched by Greenpeace in Mexico, said it would be inconsistent of Mexico to promote nuclear energy, as the country has joined the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which aims to promote the sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. (PNA/xinhua)

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