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Viewpoint: The atom made Sweden a climate hero

Viewpoint: The atom made Sweden a climate hero

Sweden has been a great nation for many decades thanks, not to military might nor financial muscle, but to its energy policy. A leader in sustainable development, the country undeniably proved that it is possible to cut emissions dramatically and increase living standards. And it proved this long before climate change became the political issue it is today, write Agneta Rising and John Lindberg, respectively, director general and writer & analyst at World Nuclear Association.

Perspectives 13 January 2020


Viewpoint: Nuclear energy - from recognition to results

Viewpoint: Nuclear energy - from recognition to results

Nuclear power's role in the clean-energy solution must be agreed universally this year, writes Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association.

"The IPCC Global Warming of 1.5°C report of 2018 made clear not only the need to take urgent action to combat climate change, but also the need for nuclear energy to make a much greater contribution to electricity supplies. In 2019 a broad range of expert bodies recognized how nuclear energy is vital to ensure that electricity supplies needed for modern life are available to all, while respecting the environment and tackling climate change ..."

Perspectives 07 January 2020


Viewpoint: Only the atom, not fossil gas, can deliver robust climate action

Viewpoint: Only the atom, not fossil gas, can deliver robust climate action

The pursuit of a solution to climate change via the route of fossil gas is a needless and harmful detour, writes Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association.

Perspectives 19 December 2019


Viewpoint: EU must include nuclear power in its list of sustainable sources

Viewpoint: EU must include nuclear power in its list of sustainable sources

Climate scientist James E Hansen and others have written to the Financial Times, making the case for the inclusion of nuclear power in the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. The text of the letter, published yesterday, and the list of signatories to it, follows.

Perspectives 17 December 2019


Speech: Nuclear energy innovation for clean growth

Speech: Nuclear energy innovation for clean growth

Nuclear energy is a mature and proven low-carbon source of electricity, with a 60-year track record of providing reliable and safe operation. Further innovation and technological development will enable even wider applications aimed at deep decarbonisation of economies around the world and supporting sustainable development. This was the message of King Lee, director of the Harmony Programme at World Nuclear Association, to delegates at the UN side event for Sustainable Development Goal 9, held today at COP25 in Madrid.

Perspectives 03 December 2019


Viewpoint: Can a regulated asset model help deliver new investment?

Viewpoint: Can a regulated asset model help deliver new investment?

New nuclear power plant investments face significant challenges, especially in liberalised electricity markets. A regulated asset model may help resolve these challenges. Edward Kee, Ruediger Koenig, Paul Murphy and Xavier Rollat explore the potential and the limits of this model.

Perspectives 27 November 2019


Viewpoint: Creating a level playing field in energy markets

Viewpoint: Creating a level playing field in energy markets

Fair energy markets can and should be the perfect place for establishing an effective clean energy system bringing about real emission reduction, writes Dr Józef Sobolewski.

Perspectives 21 November 2019


Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Innovation has always been at the heart of the nuclear power industry and its future depends on this commitment to technological advancement in both large and small reactor designs. This was the message of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation General Ministerial Conference held in Washington DC last week.

Perspectives 16 November 2019


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