Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
IAEA and ASEAN strengthen cooperation

IAEA and ASEAN strengthen cooperation

The use of nuclear science and technology for peaceful purposes is to become more widespread in Southeast Asia following the signing today of Practical Arrangements between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Nuclear Policies 16 September 2019


Foratom calls for sustainable finance to include nuclear

Foratom calls for sustainable finance to include nuclear

The European Commission must acknowledge the "critical role" that nuclear energy has to play under its sustainable finance initiative, European nuclear trade body Foratom said yesterday. The Commission, it said, should reconsider its decision to exclude nuclear from economic activities covered by the initiative.

Nuclear Policies 13 September 2019


New dawn for nuclear if issues are faced, say industry leaders

New dawn for nuclear if issues are faced, say industry leaders

The nuclear industry's future is bright, but a number of issues - including public acceptance - must first be resolved, according to a panel of industry leaders at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Nuclear Policies 10 September 2019


WEC reports on recognition of nuclear in future energy mix

WEC reports on recognition of nuclear in future energy mix

There is increasing and widespread recognition that nuclear energy will feature in the future global energy mix and make its contribution to sustainable development, the World Energy Council says in a report published today.

Nuclear Policies 09 September 2019


Australia calls on global industry to support federal inquiry

Australia calls on global industry to support federal inquiry

Now is the time for the world's nuclear industry to help make the case for nuclear energy in Australia, Patrick Gibbons from the Minerals Council of Australia told World Nuclear Association Symposium 2019 in London today.

Nuclear Policies 06 September 2019


Foratom calls for more EU funding for research and innovation

Foratom calls for more EU funding for research and innovation

Nuclear research and innovation projects need to receive a higher level of financial support from the European Union in order to help the bloc meet its climate and energy goals, according to a new position paper issued by Foratom.

Nuclear Policies 03 September 2019


US Department of Energy 'all in' on new nuclear, says deputy secretary

US Department of Energy 'all in' on new nuclear, says deputy secretary

The US Administration is committed to reviving and revitalising the nuclear industry and is leading by action, not just words, according to US Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

Nuclear Policies 30 August 2019


Australia should repeal nuclear ban, inquiry told

Australia should repeal nuclear ban, inquiry told

Australia should repeal its prohibition on nuclear energy regardless of whether it decides to build nuclear power plants, Ziggy Switkowski, a former chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, told a federal parliamentary committee yesterday. Switkowski, who led the 2006 Review of Uranium Mining Processing and Nuclear Energy in Australia, was the first to address the committee's inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in the country.

Nuclear Policies 30 August 2019


Policymakers must drive nuclear further, report says

Policymakers must drive nuclear further, report says

Nuclear power plants continue to perform to a high standard and growth is strong, with more than 20 new reactors scheduled to be connected before the end of 2020, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising says in the latest edition of the World Nuclear Performance Report. But for the industry to reach the Harmony goal of supplying at least 25% of electricity before 2050, Rising says much greater commitment from policymakers will be required.

Nuclear Policies 29 August 2019


UK to abolish visa caps for leading scientists

UK to abolish visa caps for leading scientists

The UK plans to make it easier for scientists from overseas to work and live in the country following its departure from the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the "fast-track visa route" during his visit yesterday to the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, England.

Nuclear Policies 09 August 2019