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Q&A: The priorities of the USA's new assistant secretary for nuclear energy

Q&A: The priorities of the USA's new assistant secretary for nuclear energy

This is a "fantastic moment" for the USA to reclaim global nuclear energy leadership, says Kathryn Huff.

Perspectives 13 June 2022


Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

International collaboration and initiatives to harmonise the regulatory process for new nuclear are of fundamental importance to the safe and successful deployment of small modular reactors across the world, with positive steps already being taken, says Ramzi Jammal, executive vice-president and chief regulatory operations officer for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. He was speaking at World Nuclear Association's fourth CORDEL regional workshop held in Lyon.

Perspectives 27 May 2022


The World Nuclear News podcast launches

The World Nuclear News podcast launches

In the first edition of the new monthly World Nuclear News podcast, Sama Bilbao y León sets out the opportunities and challenges facing the industry - and says many countries are finally becoming serious about nuclear. John Lindberg sorts fact from fiction on radiation, and the uranium sector is in focus as the month’s news is reviewed.

Perspectives 04 May 2022


Viewpoint: Training a new generation of atomic ambassadors

Viewpoint: Training a new generation of atomic ambassadors

The nuclear industry knows how to throw a good conference and is great at highlighting innovations in safety, waste management and advanced reactors, but too often it is inside the "nuclear bubble", never reaching those influential policymakers and investors whose buy-in will be essential if nuclear is to succeed, writes Eric Meyer, the founder of Generation Atomic, which aims to "energise and empower today’s generations to advocate for a nuclear future".

Perspectives 26 April 2022


A guide: Nuclear power in Ukraine

A guide: Nuclear power in Ukraine

With the attention of the world focused on events in Ukraine, one of the questions people are asking is about the country’s nuclear power industry.

Perspectives 24 February 2022


Reflections: From the first Strategic Leadership Academy's fellows

Reflections: From the first Strategic Leadership Academy's fellows

In July 2021, World Nuclear University launched a two-week virtual course, the Strategic Leadership Academy, designed to equip the next generation of nuclear leaders with the technical knowledge and leadership skills to prepare nuclear power plants for long-term operation. Now, a few months on, some of those who took part look back at what they learned.

Perspectives 17 March 2022


Viewpoint: Taxonomy and the need to reform the EU's electricity system

Viewpoint: Taxonomy and the need to reform the EU's electricity system

The debate over sustainable investment rules has highlighted the differences within the European Union on the ideal and/or possible energy mix in a carbon-constrained world where the EU wants to be a role model. It is time to reform the electricity system in Europe, writes Marc Deffrennes, from the weCare alliance of NGOs which favour using renewables and nuclear to limit carbon emissions.

Perspectives 11 February 2022


Viewpoint: WNN marks anniversary and looks to future

Viewpoint: WNN marks anniversary and looks to future

Climate change, energy security, global inequality, new generation reactors, fusion research and, above all, geopolitics. There has never been a more interesting time for World Nuclear News, as it marks its 15th birthday, writes Alex Hunt as he joins the team as its new Editor.

Perspectives 03 February 2022