Sincerity of approach and statements
Recognition of scientific consensus
Confidence in the future
Inclusion and tolerance
Respect for pluralism of opinion
We are calling for fair treatment of all low-carbon energy sources. It’s not a question of favoring any one of them, but of creating a space for equal treatment and evaluation of all, according to their real contribution to the objectives set, in particular those relating to the energy transition.
Reduce the inconvenience
Although we are convinced, from experience, that its advantages far outweigh its shortcomings, we are striving to reduce its drawbacks as much as possible. To this end, we believe it is imperative to continue research and go beyond the current generation of reactors.
Nuclear safety is an asset for the nuclear industry, as it is for all human endeavors. That’s why the industry must continue to uphold the highest and most relevant standards of transparency and rigor, as safety gains demand. We expect it to live up to its responsibilities. We would like other industries to follow the same standard.
Our approach is international, as are the emergencies that guide our actions.
Supporting nuclear power
We support nuclear power for the many advantages it offers, not least its physical properties: it is dense, controllable, low-carbon and mature. This set of physical properties, combined with its potential for development and improvement, enables it to respond effectively to the many challenges facing our societies and our planet. We don’t support nuclear energy for what it is, but for what it is and what it will be for people, climate and biodiversity.
The right to see things differently
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and we believe in debating ideas. Our arguments are based on facts and verifiable scientific data. We refuse to mock, belittle or humiliate those who express ignorance or even opposition to nuclear energy.
We consider nuclear science, and therefore nuclear technology, to be a common good, which should be accessible, under the right conditions, to all those who wish to use it, given the advantages it offers. The use of nuclear power is not reserved for any political force or orientation. With regard to this principle, Les Voix is non-partisan in all respects and in all its forms, and its members agree to respect this principle when making commitments on its behalf.
As citizens, we demand that the industry and decision-makers do everything in their power to ensure that we, and future generations, can benefit from nuclear energy under the best possible conditions. We recognize that with this demand comes responsibility: to bear its consequences and side-effects, such as waste management and storage, and not to impose them on others; to ensure that it is not rejected by the public on false grounds and, therefore, to share with others the facts and reasoning behind our own choice.
It was created in March 2018 with the aim of contributing :
- to the recognition of nuclear energy as essential to the low-carbon energy transition
- highlighting nuclear energy’s contribution to the human and environmental challenges facing our societies, individually and collectively
- setting the record straight on this scientific and industrial sector
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Let’s get one thing clear – we’re not a lobby. We are all volunteers (real members) who do our work out of conviction. The association has no salaried employees. Since the creation of Les Voix in 2018, our actions have been funded by members and donors. Our donors include 5 major companies. And no, EDF is not one of them! The famous “nuclear lobby”? We’ve never seen it 😄 It exists (alas) only in the dreams of nuclear opponents.
Updated December 15, 2022
Although we’re not authorized to give names, these amounts have been granted to us by companies affiliated to the nuclear industry. They are used to pay for between 2 and 3 internships a year, as well as operational costs (travel, banners, website etc.). As the association was created in 2018, it was entirely financed by its members, and in particular the founders, over its first three years, and since then has only operated thanks to their entirely voluntary involvement.