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Central Asia commits to affordable and clean energy

Central Asia commits to affordable and clean energy

Energy ministers from across Central Asia today committed their countries to collaborating on meeting the United Nations' seventh Sustainable Development Goal, which pledges 'affordable and clean energy' by 2030. The meeting is the first time they have come together to discuss the region's common energy challenges.

Energy & Environment 20 September 2019


NICE Future Initiative encourages integrated approach

NICE Future Initiative encourages integrated approach

Nuclear and renewable generation should be used in combination to make the most of their synergies in integrated systems to help the world meet carbon reduction goals and limit temperature rise, leaders from governmental and non-governmental organisations and industry said yesterday. Innovative nuclear technologies will play their part in integrated systems alongside renewables, with combined uses of heat and power, hydrogen production, desalination and industrial decarbonisation.

Nuclear Policies 18 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


UK to host United Nations climate change summit

UK to host United Nations climate change summit

The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26). It will host the main COP summit while Italy will host preparatory events. Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the summit, which will be held at Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus in December next year.

Energy & Environment 11 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 updates energy scenarios with nuclear industry input

WEC updates energy scenarios with nuclear industry input

The World Energy Council has developed a set of new global nuclear perspectives that feed into an update to its World Energy Scenarios. Nuclear generating capacity is expected to grow up to 2060 in all three of these scenarios.

Energy & Environment 10 September 2019


Report outlines attributes of nuclear power

Report outlines attributes of nuclear power

Nuclear energy has a proven track record of supplying huge volumes of affordable, reliable and dependable clean electricity, but its positive attributes are largely overlooked, according to a new white paper from World Nuclear Association. "The use of nuclear energy is the fast track to a high-powered and clean energy system," the Association says.

Energy & Environment 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


System costs prove need for nuclear in clean power mix

System costs prove need for nuclear in clean power mix

Policymakers need to understand that the system costs of variable renewable energy necessitate the inclusion of nuclear and hydro as the primary dispatchable low-carbon generation options within a clean electricity mix. Representatives of the International Energy Agency and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency told delegates at World Nuclear Association Symposium 2019 in London last week that the issue of system costs was no longer a novelty, but an increasingly important topic in the fight against climate change.

Energy & Environment 09 September 2019


Nuclear power is the 'silent giant' being invited finally to speak

Nuclear power is the 'silent giant' being invited finally to speak

The United Nations, the International Energy Agency and the World Energy Council are drawing global attention to the inherent qualities of nuclear power as a clean and reliable source of electricity. Now into its seventh decade, nuclear energy is seen by these and other prominent organisations as an existing and proven solution to the 21st Century challenges of climate change and a sustainable energy transition.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2019