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Nuclear key to Xcel Energy's zero-carbon target

Nuclear key to Xcel Energy's zero-carbon target

US utility Xcel Energy says its current fleet of nuclear power reactors will help meet its target of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2030. It sees advanced reactors or small modular reactors playing a role in meeting its ultimate goal of providing zero-carbon electricity by 2050.

Energy & Environment 06 March 2019


USA must take action on nuclear policy, says IEA's Birol

USA must take action on nuclear policy, says IEA's Birol

The USA risks losing a substantial portion of its nuclear power capacity unless it takes policy action, International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol told the US Senate yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 01 March 2019


Viewpoint: Why we need nuclear power

Viewpoint: Why we need nuclear power

Policymakers have unreasonably and unfairly overlooked the role of nuclear energy in the fight against climate change, writes Borislav Boev, a PhD student at D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics in Bulgaria.

Climate change and its effects on Earth continue to be a hot topic in the media these days. A lot of organisations, both international and governmental, claim that they are putting their best efforts into tackling the issue of greenhouse gas emissions.

Perspectives 04 March 2019


Foratom highlights role of nuclear in meeting EU's target

Foratom highlights role of nuclear in meeting EU's target

Nuclear energy can help the European Union achieve a sustainable and low-carbon future while providing people with reliable and affordable electricity, Foratom - the European nuclear trade body - says in a new position paper.

Energy & Environment 12 February 2019


Clean energy ecosystem proposed for USA

Clean energy ecosystem proposed for USA

Advanced nuclear reactors are part of a "critical subset" of technologies deemed to have very high breakthrough potential for the USA to transition to a "clean energy ecosystem", according to a new report. Meanwhile, a resolution introduced in both the US House and Senate proposes a framework for meeting 100% of the country's power demand through clean, renewable and zero-emissions energy resources.

Energy & Environment 08 February 2019


Choose nuclear, Korsnick tells US energy forum

Choose nuclear, Korsnick tells US energy forum

Solving the USA's energy and climate challenges is more complex than replacing carbon-emitting sources with intermittent renewables, Nuclear Energy Institute president Maria Korsnick told the US Energy Association's 15th State of the Energy Industry Forum earlier this week.

Nuclear Policies 31 January 2019


Viewpoint: Studying the cost of decarbonisation

Viewpoint: Studying the cost of decarbonisation

Since 2012, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency has produced very useful reports on the cost of electricity generation with the aim of finding the most efficient and least expensive ways of decarbonising the energy system. The Paris-based organisation recently presented the conclusions of its latest report, The Costs of Decarbonisation - System Costs with High Shares of Nuclear and Renewables, which was published on 25 January. Philippe Costes, senior adviser at World Nuclear Association, here presents his review of the document.

Perspectives 30 January 2019


Nuclear the 'ideal way' for dealing with climate change, says Bill Gates

Nuclear the 'ideal way' for dealing with climate change, says Bill Gates

Bill Gates has written in his year-end blog that nuclear power is "ideal for dealing with climate change". The technologist, business leader, and philanthropist wrote about nuclear power in his 29 December article What I learned at work this year.

Energy & Environment 02 January 2019


Nuclear important to sustainable energy mix, says UNECE report

Nuclear important to sustainable energy mix, says UNECE report

All energy sources, including renewables, nuclear and high efficiency fossil fuel with carbon capture and storage, must be considered along with new business models and significant improvements in energy efficiency and productivity to ensure that the energy needed for sustainable development is available and affordable.

Energy & Environment 06 December 2018


Europe aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

Europe aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

The European Commission has today adopted a strategic long-term vision for a "prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy" by 2050.

Energy & Environment 28 November 2018