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Viewpoint: The climate crisis demands a role for nuclear

Viewpoint: The climate crisis demands a role for nuclear

Renewable energy must join forces with nuclear to secure a low-carbon future, writes John Gorman, president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association, and formerly chief executive of the Canadian Solar Industries Association. "I never thought I would become a passionate champion for nuclear energy. But after 20 years of advocating for renewable energy, I've overcome the misconceptions I had in the past and I am convinced by the evidence we can’t fight climate change without nuclear."

Perspectives 28 October 2019


Viewpoint: Australia must review its outdated regulations on nuclear

Viewpoint: Australia must review its outdated regulations on nuclear

It is not too late for Australia to join nuclear power countries in the fight against climate change, writes Tania Constable, CEO of Minerals Council of Australia.

Perspectives 24 October 2019


Interview: #Atoms4Climate and nuclear energy's indispensability in combatting climate change

Interview: #Atoms4Climate and nuclear energy's indispensability in combatting climate change

As the first-ever International Atomic Energy Agency conference on climate change and the role of nuclear energy draws to a close, Agneta Rising, Director-General of the World Nuclear Association, highlights the importance of this event in an interview with WNN.

Perspectives 11 October 2019


Viewpoint: Why sustainable finance needs to be defined by evidence not ideology

Viewpoint: Why sustainable finance needs to be defined by evidence not ideology

The speed and scale needed to stop climate change requires laser-like focus on evidence-based, and sometimes tough, decision-making. Recently we witnessed a welcome example of such evidence-based decision-making in Europe's energy and climate change policies, write Kirsty Gogan, Rauli Partanen and Eric Ingersoll.

Perspectives 07 October 2019


Viewpoint: The positive role of D&D

Viewpoint: The positive role of D&D

The dismantling and decommissioning business has a promising part to play in the future of the nuclear power industry as it now demonstrates to the public that a nuclear asset can be permanently withdrawn from service in a safe, sustainable, timely and cost-effective manner, writes Philippe Knoche, CEO of Orano.

Perspectives 30 September 2019


Viewpoint: The nuclear industry's response to the climate debate

Viewpoint: The nuclear industry's response to the climate debate

As world leaders meet at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York this week, and the World Meteorological Organisation and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publish new reports, Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association, stresses that nuclear power is the "unsung hero" in global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Perspectives 25 September 2019


Viewpoint: The climate and economic benefits of nuclear power

Viewpoint: The climate and economic benefits of nuclear power

The European Union puts it bluntly: We must reduce the level of CO2 emissions and we need to start doing it right now. While some EU Member States are more advanced in achieving their climate and energy goals, others are lagging behind, writes Yves Desbazeille, director general of Foratom.

Perspectives 02 September 2019


In Memoriam: IAEA pays tribute to Yukiya Amano

In Memoriam: IAEA pays tribute to Yukiya Amano

At a memorial service held at the Vienna headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday, dignitaries, diplomats and colleagues paid tribute to the late Yukiya Amano, its director general since 2009, who passed away last month. The following is the text of an IAEA statement about the service.

Perspectives 22 August 2019


Interview: EBRD nuclear safety director forms long-term view

Interview: EBRD nuclear safety director forms long-term view

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development may consider the commercial financing of nuclear safety and decommissioning projects as it looks beyond its traditional remit of legacy projects supported by donor funds, Balthasar Lindauer, director of the EBRD’s Nuclear Safety Department, said in an interview with World Nuclear News at the bank's London headquarters on 22 July.

Perspectives 07 August 2019


Viewpoint: Japan must avoid over-conservatism in clearance of material

Viewpoint: Japan must avoid over-conservatism in clearance of material

The Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan is considering changes that would make the clearance of radioactive material about ten times stricter than international standards, creating unnecessary confusion and cost, writes Dr Charlotta Sanders, senior project manager at World Nuclear Association.

Perspectives 23 July 2019