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US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

Bipartisan legislation designed to drive US nuclear innovation including the commercialisation of advanced reactors has gone forward to be signed into law after approval by the House of Representatives. Congress has also approved a USD121 million increase in funding for US nuclear R&D for fiscal 2019.
 

Nuclear Policies 19 September 2018


Nuclear industry leads call for decisive action on climate
 

Nuclear industry leads call for decisive action on climate
 

The World Nuclear Association has appealed to the United Nations and the nuclear industry to take decisive action for clean energy.

Energy & Environment 18 September 2018


IAEA highlights nuclear's role in combating climate change

IAEA highlights nuclear's role in combating climate change

Nuclear power can make a "vital contribution to meeting climate change targets while delivering the increasingly large quantities of electricity needed for global economic development," according to a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Energy & Environment 17 September 2018


Challenging the nuclear finance status quo

Challenging the nuclear finance status quo

Financial challenges facing nuclear energy need to be tackled by disrupting the status quo to help drive down costs, delegates heard at the recent World Nuclear Association 2018 Symposium in London.

Corporate 17 September 2018


Newcomer countries need 'collaborative approach'

Newcomer countries need 'collaborative approach'

Countries intending to begin nuclear power programmes require collaborative negotiations with suppliers to ensure the success of their projects, two lawyers said at the recent World Nuclear Association Symposium 2018.

New Nuclear 13 September 2018


Investment needed to maintain nuclear's growth, says IAEA

Investment needed to maintain nuclear's growth, says IAEA

New power reactors must be brought online over the coming decades to maintain nuclear's "key role" in combating climate change, according to newly published International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) projections.

Nuclear Policies 12 September 2018


Climate targets need market reform, says NEA's Magwood

Climate targets need market reform, says NEA's Magwood

If countries are serious about combatting climate change, then they will reform their electricity markets, William Magwood,director general of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) said last week.

Nuclear Policies 12 September 2018


UN chief calls for more action on climate change

UN chief calls for more action on climate change

Without greater leadership and ambition, the world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has warned.

Energy & Environment 11 September 2018


California to be carbon neutral by 2045

California to be carbon neutral by 2045

California's governor has signed a bill setting a 100% clean energy goal for the state and issued an executive order setting a target to achieve carbon neutrality, both by 2045.

Energy & Environment 11 September 2018


IAEA completes Sudan nuclear infrastructure review

IAEA completes Sudan nuclear infrastructure review

Sudan's government is strongly committed to developing the infrastructure needed for a safe, secure and peaceful nuclear power programme, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has found.

New Nuclear 10 September 2018