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Interview: #Atoms4Climate and nuclear energy's indispensability in combatting climate change

Interview: #Atoms4Climate and nuclear energy's indispensability in combatting climate change

As the first-ever International Atomic Energy Agency conference on climate change and the role of nuclear energy draws to a close, Agneta Rising, Director-General of the World Nuclear Association, highlights the importance of this event in an interview with WNN.

Perspectives 11 October 2019


The disconnect between climate action and reality

The disconnect between climate action and reality

Global efforts to tackle climate change are futile as long as opposition to nuclear power persists, delegates heard at the opening session of the International Atomic Energy Agency's International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power. It is the Vienna-based agency's first conference on this topic.

Energy & Environment 07 October 2019


Foratom urges fact-based approach to sustainable finance

Foratom urges fact-based approach to sustainable finance

Foratom has welcomed the European Council's decision to remain technology neutral in its strategy on financing sustainable growth and the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy, but it urges the European Commission to establish a group with expertise in nuclear life-cycle technologies to advise on its EU-wide classification system, or 'taxonomy', the implementation of which has been postponed by two years.

Energy & Environment 26 September 2019


Viewpoint: The nuclear industry's response to the climate debate

Viewpoint: The nuclear industry's response to the climate debate

As world leaders meet at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York this week, and the World Meteorological Organisation and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publish new reports, Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association, stresses that nuclear power is the "unsung hero" in global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Perspectives 25 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


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


World Nuclear Association sees upturn in uranium demand

World Nuclear Association sees upturn in uranium demand

Rapid growth in uranium demand will lead to a need for additional mined uranium in the period to 2040 in all scenarios given in the latest edition of World Nuclear Association's fuel report. Projections for nuclear generating capacity growth have been revised upwards for the first time in eight years, following the introduction of more favourable policies in a number of countries.

Uranium & Fuel 05 September 2019


Policymakers must drive nuclear further, report says

Policymakers must drive nuclear further, report says

Nuclear power plants continue to perform to a high standard and growth is strong, with more than 20 new reactors scheduled to be connected before the end of 2020, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising says in the latest edition of the World Nuclear Performance Report. But for the industry to reach the Harmony goal of supplying at least 25% of electricity before 2050, Rising says much greater commitment from policymakers will be required.

Nuclear Policies 29 August 2019


Viewpoint: Japan must avoid over-conservatism in clearance of material

Viewpoint: Japan must avoid over-conservatism in clearance of material

The Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan is considering changes that would make the clearance of radioactive material about ten times stricter than international standards, creating unnecessary confusion and cost, writes Dr Charlotta Sanders, senior project manager at World Nuclear Association.

Perspectives 23 July 2019


Speech: The sustainability of used nuclear fuel management

Speech: The sustainability of used nuclear fuel management

World Nuclear Association was invited to present this week at the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Conference on the Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors, Learning from the Past, Enabling the Future. Mikhail Baryshnikov (TENEX) and Cecile Evans (Orano), chair and deputy chair of the Sustainable Used Fuel Management Working Group, share the industry’s message.

Perspectives 26 June 2019