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Investment needed to maintain nuclear's key role, says IEA

Investment needed to maintain nuclear's key role, says IEA

A lack of investment in extending the operating periods of existing reactors and the construction of new ones could have "major implications" for the security of electricity supply and achieving environmental targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.

Energy & Environment 13 November 2018


Cost of US nuclear generation at ten-year low

Cost of US nuclear generation at ten-year low

Average total generating costs for nuclear energy in 2017 in the USA were at their lowest since 2008, according to a study released by the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Nuclear Policies 12 November 2018


Climate change demands world 'revisits' nuclear, says UNECE director

Climate change demands world 'revisits' nuclear, says UNECE director

The search for solutions to climate change must include discussion of nuclear power, Scott Foster, director of the Sustainable Energy Division of UNECE, told World Nuclear News today.

Energy & Environment 12 November 2018


Union of Concerned Scientists calls for policy to preserve nuclear

Union of Concerned Scientists calls for policy to preserve nuclear

The Union of Concerned Scientists has called for federal and state policies in the USA to help preserve safely operating nuclear power plants that are at risk of premature closure to ensure their low-carbon energy is not replaced by fossil fuels.

Energy & Environment 09 November 2018


UK details commitment to advanced nuclear technologies

UK details commitment to advanced nuclear technologies

The UK government has updated its policy paper on advanced nuclear technologies, which it says have the potential to play an important part of its Industrial Strategy.

Nuclear Policies 09 November 2018


Ontario leads way on air quality

Ontario leads way on air quality

Other provinces and jurisdictions should follow Ontario's lead to improve the quality of life for people who live with asthma, allergies and other respiratory illnesses, according to a joint report by Bruce Power and Asthma Canada.

Energy & Environment 06 November 2018


Hurricane-hit Puerto Rico to consider nuclear power

Hurricane-hit Puerto Rico to consider nuclear power

The majority New Progressive Party in Puerto Rico's House of Representatives yesterday introduced a resolution instructing the chamber’s Government Committee to investigate the possibility of building nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Policies 06 November 2018


Climate goal demands huge boost in Chinese nuclear

Climate goal demands huge boost in Chinese nuclear

China's nuclear generating capacity must increase to 554 GWe by 2050 if the country is to fulfill its part in meeting a proposed target of limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C, according to a study by the National Development and Reform Commission's Energy Research Institute.

Energy & Environment 31 October 2018


Poland needs nuclear power, explains energy minister

Poland needs nuclear power, explains energy minister

Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski has made the case for the country to adopt nuclear power in an opinion piece published in online magazine Wszystko Co Najważniejsze.

Nuclear Policies 30 October 2018


Fessenheim closure decree annulled

Fessenheim closure decree annulled

France's Council of State has invalidated the governement's April 2017 decree to repeal EDF's licence to operate the Fessenheim nuclear power plant. The council ruled the decree had not been issued at EDF's request, as required by law.

Nuclear Policies 29 October 2018