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Conference: Nuclear gains ground in political debate

Conference: Nuclear gains ground in political debate

Russian Energy Week, a Moscow-based annual conference and exhibition traditionally devoted to hydrocarbons, has for the second time included a session about the nuclear power industry. Claire-Louise Isted, editor of World Nuclear News, reports here on the increasing prominence of the world's best hope against climate change. 

Perspectives 05 October 2018


Viewpoint: UAE's programme strategic to future of global nuclear energy

Viewpoint: UAE's programme strategic to future of global nuclear energy

Building a nuclear energy programme is a truly global undertaking. It requires a strong and long-term commitment from the nation pursuing the programme, and partnerships with governments and global experts that offer guidance and insight based on best practices and operating experience. As the first new nuclear energy programme in decades, the United Arab Emirates offers a unique example of this process, writes Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi.

Read more from Ambassador Al Kaabi, permanent representative of the UAE to the IAEA, in our latest Viewpoint.

Perspectives 26 September 2018


Speech: A clear message on nuclear and climate change 

Speech: A clear message on nuclear and climate change 

The role nuclear power plays in the fight against climate change should be made “clear, accessible and palatable for all”, Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, president of Jordan's Royal Scientific Society, told the IAEA's Scientific Forum earlier this week.

Perspectives 21 September 2018


Viewpoint: Demystifying radiation - the nemesis of nuclear energy?

Viewpoint: Demystifying radiation - the nemesis of nuclear energy?

Reports by the United Nations on ionizing radiation may prove crucial for a nuclear renaissance, Abel González told delegates at the World Nuclear Association Symposium being held in London this week. González is an academician at the Argentine Academies Buenos Aires of Sciences, of Environmental Sciences and of the Sea.

Perspectives 07 September 2018


Viewpoint: Clean energy policies key to meeting Harmony goals

Viewpoint: Clean energy policies key to meeting Harmony goals

Climate impacts are intensifying by the day and the global nuclear sector must do more to position itself as a part of a larger coalition of technologies that are being mobilised in the climate fight. Changes in energy policy, including in the USA, are needed in order to achieve the aims of the industry's Harmony Programme, writes Josh Freed, vice president of Third Way's Clean Energy Programme.

Perspectives 21 August 2018


Viewpoint: Nuclear energy’s fate depends on the story we tell

Viewpoint: Nuclear energy’s fate depends on the story we tell

What will really determine nuclear energy’s fate is whether the nuclear community can change the conversation about this technology that has proven its worth many times over. Put bluntly, its future depends on the stories we tell, and how others perceive nuclear energy’s value, writes Jarret Adams, CEO Full On Communications.

Perspectives 25 July 2018


Profile: Hans Blix: 90 years of excellence

Profile: Hans Blix: 90 years of excellence

Celebrating his birthday today, Hans Blix can look back on a professional life spanning the entire history of nuclear energy as a source of electricity. Few have done, or continue to do, as much for its peaceful development as this dedicated statesman and his humble commitment to truth.

His example of calm adherence to rules-based systems of governance, balanced with critical thinking and personal integrity remains as important as ever.

Perspectives 28 June 2018


Viewpoint: European push for nuclear technology in space

Viewpoint: European push for nuclear technology in space

The European Space Agency will host the international space and applications community in a workshop on 27-28 June to find out how best to prepare for the implementation of advanced radioisotope hybrid power systems. Here, Dr Markus Landgraf, architecture analyst in the Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration Programmes at the European Space Research and Technology Centre, or ESTEC, explains the potential for nuclear technology in future space exploration. ESTEC is the ESA's main development and test centre for spacecraft and space technology.

Perspectives 31 May 2018


Viewpoint: All set for the new generation?

Viewpoint: All set for the new generation?

The International Atomic Energy Agency is holding its Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes next week. Here, Patricia Wieland, head of World Nuclear University, who will be a speaker at the event, shares her thoughts on working with young professionals. The conference, on 'meeting challenges to ensure the future nuclear workforce capability', is taking place on 28–31 May in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Perspectives 25 May 2018


Viewpoint: Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future)

Viewpoint: Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future)

The Initiative on Nuclear Energy is to be launched on 24 May at the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen. Here, Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette of the US Department of Energy explains the Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy.

Perspectives 22 May 2018