Energy and Environment rss

WEC sees progress in meeting energy trilemma

11 November 2015

There have been overall improvements across the three dimensions of the energy trilemma - energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability - the latest Energy Trilemma Index from the World Energy Council suggests. However, WEC said countries face challenges in developing a balanced approach to their energy policy.

Future energy system needs nuclear, says UK academy

23 October 2015

A fundamental restructuring of the whole energy system is needed if the UK is to meet the so-called energy 'trilemma' of affordability, security and decarbonization, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering. It is essential that nuclear remains part of that system, it says.

German decommissioning provisions in place, ministry confirms

12 October 2015

A stress test ordered by the German government has shown that the country's nuclear energy suppliers are able to cover the costs of decommissioning their power plants and disposing of radioactive waste.

IEA sees global energy transition

10 November 2015

There are signs of a global energy transition, with low-carbon technologies expected to generate almost half of the world's electricity by 2040, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Nuclear's share of global electricity generation is set to remain around the current level.

Nuclear part of climate-energy solution, says IAEA

21 October 2015

Nuclear power can make a "significant contribution" to combatting climate change - "one of the most important environmental challenges facing the world today" - while providing energy for economic growth, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Draft climate agreement presented to governments

06 October 2015

The United Nations (UN) working group tasked with negotiating a new universal climate change agreement has issued the first comprehensive draft of the agreement in the lead-up to the forthcoming COP 21 climate change conference.