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Polish academics urge end to Germany's nuclear phaseout

Polish academics urge end to Germany's nuclear phaseout

A group of nearly 100 Polish environmentalists and scientists has written an open letter to the leadership and people of Germany asking the country to reconsider its nuclear phaseout plans.

Energy & Environment 14 May 2019


IAEA highlights benefits of isotope-enabled water balance model

IAEA highlights benefits of isotope-enabled water balance model

The International Atomic Energy Agency plans to discuss its isotope-enabled water balance model during its International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology that is taking place between 20 and 24 May in Vienna, Austria.

Energy & Environment 13 May 2019


UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

The independent body set up to advise the UK government on climate change emissions targets has laid out a set of proposals to enable the UK to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Energy & Environment 02 May 2019


Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has joined the US Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Exelon, which owns the Limerick, Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island nuclear power plants in the state, welcomed the move.

Energy & Environment 01 May 2019


Nuclear is the key to hybrid energy systems

Nuclear is the key to hybrid energy systems

Halting climate change demands rapid and deep decarbonisation of energy systems, which go far beyond the electricity grid, Rauli Partanen, CEO of Think Atom told delegates at the Atomexpo conference held in Sochi, Russia last week. In a roundtable discussion - What mix of nuclear and renewables can best achieve sustainable development? - Partanen presented the challenges of clean hybrid energy systems.

Energy & Environment 25 April 2019


Why nuclear is an environmentalist's story

Why nuclear is an environmentalist's story

The nuclear industry must act to end the decades-long demonisation of the most environmentally friendly form of energy and the world's only viable hope against climate change and poverty. This was the message of Michael Shellenberger - the president of research and policy organisation Environmental Progress - to delegates at the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 held in Sochi, Russia, last week.

Energy & Environment 24 April 2019


Atomexpo: Nuclear is the key to sustainability

Atomexpo: Nuclear is the key to sustainability

Nuclear energy has a role to play in all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015 by the United Nations, delegates heard yesterday at the opening ceremony of the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 being held this week in Sochi, Russia. Alexey Likhachov, director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, thus stressed the motto of this year's event: 'Nuclear for better life'.

Energy & Environment 16 April 2019


Brazil meeting shines spotlight on nuclear benefits

Brazil meeting shines spotlight on nuclear benefits

Ongoing excellent nuclear performance throughout long operating lives is contributing to meeting global energy and climate goals, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the World Nuclear Spotlight Brazil conference in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. During the event, Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque said the country was committed to resuming the Angra 3 project.

Energy & Environment 04 April 2019


EDF moves into the hydrogen market

EDF moves into the hydrogen market

France's EDF has launched a hydrogen production and distribution subsidiary to support decarbonisation of industry and mobility using low-carbon electricity from its nuclear and renewable energy fleet.

Energy & Environment 04 April 2019


IEA demands increase in clean energy as emissions hit record high

IEA demands increase in clean energy as emissions hit record high

As a result of higher energy consumption, CO2 emissions rose 1.7% last year and hit a new record, according to the latest data from the International Energy Agency. The Paris-based agency's Global Energy & CO2 Status Report, released today, shows that the global energy system emitted 33 billion tonnes of CO2 in 2018.

Energy & Environment 26 March 2019