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Revised governance needed for nuclear growth

Regulation and Safety

15 October 2013

Global governance of nuclear energy should evolve from a 'bottom-up' approach and be designed to facilitate growth of the energy source, said industry at the World Energy Congress in Daegu, Korea.

Nuclear plant design needs blue sky approach

Regulation and Safety

22 January 2013

Designers of nuclear plants should have more responsibility over plant design throughout the operating lifetimes of all their reactors, according to a new study by a working group of the World Nuclear Association.

Leadership changes for WNA


18 April 2012

The World Nuclear Association (WNA) has welcomed a new chairman and announced the resignation of its director general. A multinational and cross-industry committee will search for candidates to replace John Ritch.

Double nuclear by 2040 says Exxon

Energy and Environment

13 September 2013

WNA panel_48World electricity demand is likely to grow by over 80% by 2040, and nuclear energy capacity will need to double to help to meet it, according to figures from Exxon Mobil. The company's analysis triggered a lively exchange at the WNA Annual Symposium in London.

Agneta Rising selected for WNA


06 September 2012

Agneta Rising will take over as director general of the World Nuclear Association (WNA) from 1 January 2013, upon the retirement of current head John Ritch.

Nuclear the fuel for energetic Indian growth

Nuclear Policies

22 February 2012

India's commitment to nuclear energy remains strong as the country looks ahead to decades of sustained growth, New Delhi conference delegates have been told by leaders of the country's program. The Minister for Power, Sushil Kumar Shinde, said that among all energy sources, "Nuclear has several distinct advantages... It is greener than all other forms of power generation."