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Central Asia commits to affordable and clean energy

Central Asia commits to affordable and clean energy

Energy ministers from across Central Asia today committed their countries to collaborating on meeting the United Nations' seventh Sustainable Development Goal, which pledges 'affordable and clean energy' by 2030. The meeting is the first time they have come together to discuss the region's common energy challenges.

Energy & Environment 20 September 2019


IAEA report says global power demand requires large increase in nuclear

IAEA report says global power demand requires large increase in nuclear

Without a significant increase in the deployment of nuclear power, it will be difficult for the world to secure sufficient energy to achieve sustainable development and to mitigate climate change, Mikhail Chudakov, deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency said today on announcing publication of the Vienna-based agency's latest projections for energy, electricity and nuclear power trends through 2050.

Energy & Environment 11 September 2019


UK to host United Nations climate change summit

UK to host United Nations climate change summit

The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26). It will host the main COP summit while Italy will host preparatory events. Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the summit, which will be held at Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus in December next year.

Energy & Environment 11 September 2019


WEC updates energy scenarios with nuclear industry input

WEC updates energy scenarios with nuclear industry input

The World Energy Council has developed a set of new global nuclear perspectives that feed into an update to its World Energy Scenarios. Nuclear generating capacity is expected to grow up to 2060 in all three of these scenarios.

Energy & Environment 10 September 2019


Report outlines attributes of nuclear power

Report outlines attributes of nuclear power

Nuclear energy has a proven track record of supplying huge volumes of affordable, reliable and dependable clean electricity, but its positive attributes are largely overlooked, according to a new white paper from World Nuclear Association. "The use of nuclear energy is the fast track to a high-powered and clean energy system," the Association says.

Energy & Environment 10 September 2019


System costs prove need for nuclear in clean power mix

System costs prove need for nuclear in clean power mix

Policymakers need to understand that the system costs of variable renewable energy necessitate the inclusion of nuclear and hydro as the primary dispatchable low-carbon generation options within a clean electricity mix. Representatives of the International Energy Agency and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency told delegates at World Nuclear Association Symposium 2019 in London last week that the issue of system costs was no longer a novelty, but an increasingly important topic in the fight against climate change.

Energy & Environment 09 September 2019


Nuclear power is the 'silent giant' being invited finally to speak

Nuclear power is the 'silent giant' being invited finally to speak

The United Nations, the International Energy Agency and the World Energy Council are drawing global attention to the inherent qualities of nuclear power as a clean and reliable source of electricity. Now into its seventh decade, nuclear energy is seen by these and other prominent organisations as an existing and proven solution to the 21st Century challenges of climate change and a sustainable energy transition.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2019


Industry must address costs, says Vattenfall CEO

Industry must address costs, says Vattenfall CEO

Nuclear must be part of a fossil-free future, but the industry first needs to address the cost of constructing new reactors, Magnus Hall, CEO of Swedish utility Vattenfall AB, told delegates attending World Nuclear Association Symposium 2019 in London.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2019


Switzerland commits to 2050 climate target

Switzerland commits to 2050 climate target

The Swiss government has announced it will cut its greenhouse gas emissions to a net-zero level by 2050. According to Swiss government statistics, about 60% of Switzerland's electricity generation comes from renewable sources, most of it from hydro (56.6%). Nuclear contributes about 37.6% and about 2.5% comes from fossil fuels.

Energy & Environment 30 August 2019


UK needs policy action to meet net-zero target, reports says

UK needs policy action to meet net-zero target, reports says

The UK government's legally binding target for 'net-zero' emissions by 2050 is "undeliverable" unless clean growth policies are introduced, according to a parliamentary report published today by the cross-party science and technology committee.

Energy & Environment 22 August 2019