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Positive future for nuclear, Amano tells summit

Nuclear Policies

15 February 2017

Nuclear power will play an important role in meeting the world's future energy needs, International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano told the World Government Summit in Dubai yesterday.

Nuclear more competitive than fossil fuels: report

Energy and Environment

09 February 2017

"Nuclear power generation technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector," British consultancy Lloyd's Register says in a report published today. The report, titled Technology Radar - a Nuclear Perspective, is based on the "insights and opinions of leaders across the sector", as well as the views of almost 600 professionals and experts from utilities, distributors, operators and equipment manufacturers.

Czech minister announces fresh impetus for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

26 January 2017

Jan Mládek, the Czech Republic's trade and industry minister, announced yesterday the creation of three working groups of the Standing Committee for Nuclear Energy. The three will each be responsible for financial, legal and technical-investment strategies. In a statement on the ministry's website, Mládek said the move would give "new impetus" to the implementation of the State Energy Policy for the development of nuclear energy agreed by the government in 2015.

European Commission sees progress on Energy Union

Energy and Environment

14 February 2017

As the European Commission reports on progress made in delivering and implementing the Energy Union, trade body Foratom has highlighted the importance of nuclear energy in achieving the project's objectives.

China to drive global nuclear power growth

Energy and Environment

26 January 2017

China's rapid nuclear expansion program is expected to account for nearly three-quarters of the global increase in nuclear generation by 2035, according to the latest Energy Outlook from oil and gas giant BP.

IEA welcomes Poland's nuclear energy plans

Nuclear Policies

25 January 2017

Nuclear power could play a significant role in Poland's energy supply, according to the International Energy Agency. The use of nuclear, it said, would enable the country to boost its electricity generation capacity from clean energy sources while strengthening its energy security.