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Leaders urge collective effort to secure nuclear’s future role

Nuclear Policies

20 June 2017

AtomExpo 2017 - opening ceremony - 48The nuclear energy industry needs to work together to secure its future role in the fight against climate change and energy poverty, five of its most prominent leaders said yesterday at the opening ceremony of the IX AtomExpo International Forum in Moscow.

New York State benefits from nuclear investment


06 June 2017

Nine Mile Point (Exelon)_48Investment of $310 million in recently completed refuelling and maintenance outages at Exelon's nuclear power plants in upstate New York would not have been possible without the state's clean energy legislation, Exelon said yesterday. Meanwhile, 13 US states have joined a coalition committed to upholding the Paris climate change agreement.

Korsnick calls for concerted nuclear advocacy effort

Nuclear Policies

24 May 2017

Maria Korsnick - NEA2017 - 48The US nuclear energy industry must work together to strengthen existing relationships and build new coalitions among supporters of nuclear energy's different attributes, according to Nuclear Energy Institute president and CEO Maria Korsnick.

Policy change needed to raise nuclear capacity: IEA

Energy and Environment

06 June 2017

The International Energy Agency says clear and consistent policy support is needed if nuclear power is to significantly expand its contribution to the global transition to clean energy sources. Policies are required to address uncertainties in investing in new nuclear power plants and to avoid the premature closure of existing reactors, the Paris-based agency says in its annual report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2017.

USA to 'renegotiate' Paris Agreement

Energy and Environment

02 June 2017

The USA is to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, with the aim of renegotiating its contribution, President Donald Trump has announced. The global reaction has been a mixture of dismay and determination to follow through on Paris commitments.

UK parties make scant reference to nuclear power

Nuclear Policies

19 May 2017

The manifestos of the three leading political parties in the UK contain few direct references to nuclear power. The documents were published this week as part of Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat campaigning ahead of the general election on 8 June. Their campaigns have been dominated by the prospect of two years of Brexit talks with the European Union.