Perspectives

Perspectives
Speech: Nuclear energy innovation for clean growth

Speech: Nuclear energy innovation for clean growth

Nuclear energy is a mature and proven low-carbon source of electricity, with a 60-year track record of providing reliable and safe operation. Further innovation and technological development will enable even wider applications aimed at deep decarbonisation of economies around the world and supporting sustainable development. This was the message of King Lee, director of the Harmony Programme at World Nuclear Association, to delegates at the UN side event for Sustainable Development Goal 9, held today at COP25 in Madrid.

Perspectives 03 December 2019


Viewpoint: Can a regulated asset model help deliver new investment?

Viewpoint: Can a regulated asset model help deliver new investment?

New nuclear power plant investments face significant challenges, especially in liberalised electricity markets. A regulated asset model may help resolve these challenges. Edward Kee, Ruediger Koenig, Paul Murphy and Xavier Rollat explore the potential and the limits of this model.

Perspectives 27 November 2019


Viewpoint: Creating a level playing field in energy markets

Viewpoint: Creating a level playing field in energy markets

Fair energy markets can and should be the perfect place for establishing an effective clean energy system bringing about real emission reduction, writes Dr Józef Sobolewski.

Perspectives 21 November 2019


Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Innovation has always been at the heart of the nuclear power industry and its future depends on this commitment to technological advancement in both large and small reactor designs. This was the message of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation General Ministerial Conference held in Washington DC last week.

Perspectives 16 November 2019


Viewpoint: The climate crisis demands a role for nuclear

Viewpoint: The climate crisis demands a role for nuclear

Renewable energy must join forces with nuclear to secure a low-carbon future, writes John Gorman, president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association, and formerly chief executive of the Canadian Solar Industries Association. "I never thought I would become a passionate champion for nuclear energy. But after 20 years of advocating for renewable energy, I've overcome the misconceptions I had in the past and I am convinced by the evidence we can’t fight climate change without nuclear."

Perspectives 28 October 2019


Viewpoint: Australia must review its outdated regulations on nuclear

Viewpoint: Australia must review its outdated regulations on nuclear

It is not too late for Australia to join nuclear power countries in the fight against climate change, writes Tania Constable, CEO of Minerals Council of Australia.

Perspectives 24 October 2019


Interview: #Atoms4Climate and nuclear energy's indispensability in combatting climate change

Interview: #Atoms4Climate and nuclear energy's indispensability in combatting climate change

As the first-ever International Atomic Energy Agency conference on climate change and the role of nuclear energy draws to a close, Agneta Rising, Director-General of the World Nuclear Association, highlights the importance of this event in an interview with WNN.

Perspectives 11 October 2019


Viewpoint: Why sustainable finance needs to be defined by evidence not ideology

Viewpoint: Why sustainable finance needs to be defined by evidence not ideology

The speed and scale needed to stop climate change requires laser-like focus on evidence-based, and sometimes tough, decision-making. Recently we witnessed a welcome example of such evidence-based decision-making in Europe's energy and climate change policies, write Kirsty Gogan, Rauli Partanen and Eric Ingersoll.

Perspectives 07 October 2019


Viewpoint: The positive role of D&D

Viewpoint: The positive role of D&D

The dismantling and decommissioning business has a promising part to play in the future of the nuclear power industry as it now demonstrates to the public that a nuclear asset can be permanently withdrawn from service in a safe, sustainable, timely and cost-effective manner, writes Philippe Knoche, CEO of Orano.

Perspectives 30 September 2019


Viewpoint: The nuclear industry's response to the climate debate

Viewpoint: The nuclear industry's response to the climate debate

As world leaders meet at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York this week, and the World Meteorological Organisation and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publish new reports, Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association, stresses that nuclear power is the "unsung hero" in global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Perspectives 25 September 2019