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New French energy policy to limit nuclear

Nuclear Policies

18 June 2014

Segolene announces draft energy policy 48France's nuclear generating capacity will be capped at its current level under a long-awaited draft energy policy announced today by energy minister Ségolène Royal.

US pledges power sector carbon cuts

Energy and Environment

03 June 2014

Summer_3_bottom_head_May_14_(SCE&G)_48America plans to cut power plant carbon emissions by 30% on 2005 figures by 2030, according to guidelines released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The NEI said there was "no chance" of meeting the goals without nuclear.

UK and Japan join forces on nuclear energy

Nuclear Policies

01 May 2014

Nuclear energy has been highlighted as a key area for increased cooperation between the UK and Japan as the two countries pledge to work together to tackle climate change and energy security in the run-up to the next meeting of G7 energy ministers.

Japan continues to count cost of idled reactors

Nuclear Policies

17 June 2014

Japan's ongoing reliance on imported fossil fuels while its nuclear reactors await permission to restart continues to impact on the country's greenhouse gas emissions and trade deficit.

$44 trillion price tag for clean energy

Energy and Environment

12 May 2014

An additional $44 trillion in investment is needed to secure a global clean-energy system by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency. Decarbonizing the electricity generation sector, it says, will be key to meeting climate targets.

US emissions at mercy of economics

Energy and Environment

30 April 2014

US CO2 emissions 2010-2040 (EIA)_48The importance of preserving the existing US nuclear fleet was underlined by scenarios released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Accelerated retirement of nuclear, instead of coal, could see annual CO2 emissions 500 million tonnes higher by 2040.