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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


Action needed for expansion of nuclear energy, says Rising

Action needed for expansion of nuclear energy, says Rising

Steps must be taken to increase nuclear's share of the energy mix, said Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association. Speaking at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada, yesterday, she said more nuclear energy is needed to meet environmental, economic and sustainable development objectives.

Nuclear Policies 29 May 2019


IEA presses need for pro-nuclear policies

IEA presses need for pro-nuclear policies

The International Energy Agency has made policy recommendations for the many countries that see a role for nuclear power in their energy transitions in a new report it plans to discuss today at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) being held this week in Vancouver, Canada.

Nuclear Policies 28 May 2019


Viewpoint: COP24 can help the climate with nuclear policy action

Viewpoint: COP24 can help the climate with nuclear policy action

Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association, urges policy makers gathered at COP24 - the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - to recognise the longstanding role of nuclear power in the low-carbon energy mix.

Perspectives 29 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


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


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


Steady growth in nuclear generation continues

Steady growth in nuclear generation continues

Global nuclear power generation in 2017 increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching 2506 TWh, according to a new World Nuclear Association report. The Association says the industry is on target to meet the near-term goals of its Harmony programme.

Nuclear Policies 16 August 2018


IEA meeting considers future of nuclear

IEA meeting considers future of nuclear

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has held a high-level meeting to identify the key issues faced by nuclear energy and to explore its future.

Nuclear Policies 02 July 2018