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Industry must work to attract ESG investments, panel says

Industry must work to attract ESG investments, panel says

The nuclear power industry and its supply chain already conforms with the environment, social and governance principles being discussed by investors, delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum heard on 14 April. However, speakers in a session on ESG investments in the nuclear fuel cycle called for the industry to be more vocal in getting this message across.

Energy & Environment 16 April 2021


Nuclear industry must change the way it communicates, says Think Atom

Nuclear industry must change the way it communicates, says Think Atom

The nuclear industry has for too long taken a passive role in debates that determine how its technology is perceived by the public, but the climate crisis demands active communication about its many benefits, Rauli Partanen, the CEO of Think Atom, said yesterday in his address to delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum. In his keynote speech, Selling the benefits instead of the fear - How to turn the discussion on the future of nuclear into an expansive and progressive one, Partanen said the positive facts about nuclear are lost to poor messaging.

Energy & Environment 15 April 2021


IAEA's presence is expanding, says Grossi

IAEA's presence is expanding, says Grossi

The International Atomic Energy Agency has a clear mandate, but the climate crisis and the economic impact of the pandemic mean that, on behalf of its Member States, it needs to have a more visible presence than has traditionally been the case, its director general said yesterday during the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, which is being held this week by the US Nuclear Energy Institute and World Nuclear Association. Speaking as part of the forum's first session - Executive Panel: From Plans to Actions - Rafael Mariano Grossi said the IAEA is therefore collaborating more than ever with other organisations to offer its "unique perspective".

Energy & Environment 14 April 2021


Nuclear power can help raise climate ambitions

Nuclear power can help raise climate ambitions

Policymakers who ignore nuclear energy are not serious about meeting climate goals, delegates said at an Atlantic Council webinar last week. The first in the Raising Ambitions series, the event highlighted the attributes of this clean source of electricity and heat ahead of the Leaders’ Climate Summit, which the US Administration is hosting on 22-23 April.

Energy & Environment 12 April 2021


Ministers gear up for COP26

Ministers gear up for COP26

The post-COVID economic recovery and the clean energy transition present a huge opportunity from which all nations can benefit, delegates at the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit agreed. Over 40 countries, covering more than 80% of global GDP, population and carbon emissions, took part in the event on 31 March to identify how to work together to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. They included the USA, which re-joined the 2015 climate accord earlier this year.

Energy & Environment 06 April 2021


IEA unveils 7 key principles for net zero

IEA unveils 7 key principles for net zero

The International Energy Agency has published Seven Key Principles for Implementing Net Zero to ensure "dramatic acceleration of progress towards clean growth and resilience". The document, which has so far been welcomed by 20 countries, was published following the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit yesterday.

Energy & Environment 01 April 2021


Grossi: Nuclear already plays key role in decarbonisation

Grossi: Nuclear already plays key role in decarbonisation

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi today outlined three ways that nuclear power facilitates efforts towards net-zero emissions. Speaking to delegates at the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit, Grossi said nuclear energy is a longstanding source of low-carbon electricity, has innovative solutions for further decarbonisation, and it enables renewable energy to be more effective.

Energy & Environment 31 March 2021


EU Taxonomy can move forward with nuclear, JRC finds

EU Taxonomy can move forward with nuclear, JRC finds

The nuclear industry has today called on the European Commission to expedite the inclusion of nuclear energy in the EU Taxonomy on Sustainable Finance, following a comprehensive assessment that nuclear energy does no more harm to human health or the environment than any other power-producing technology considered to be sustainable.

Energy & Environment 29 March 2021


UNECE workshop hears nuclear has key role in hydrogen production

UNECE workshop hears nuclear has key role in hydrogen production

Nuclear energy can be used to produce low-carbon hydrogen via several efficient processes, King Lee of the World Nuclear Association told a workshop yesterday organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Speaking as chairman of the UNECE Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems, Lee said nuclear energy will play an important role as part of a low-carbon energy mix for the transition to net zero.

Energy & Environment 25 March 2021


Nuclear is a 'credible cost competitor', says IMF working paper

Nuclear is a 'credible cost competitor', says IMF working paper

A working paper published by the International Monetary Fund last week uses multiplier analysis to determine the impact that investment in clean energy would have on the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The document - Building Back Better: How Big Are Green Spending Multipliers? - states clean energy sources are: solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass and nuclear, which it then divides into renewable and non-renewable.

Energy & Environment 25 March 2021