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Innovation is key to clean energy future, says Brouillette

Innovation is key to clean energy future, says Brouillette

US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette yesterday called for the world to take a dynamic, rather than static, approach to energy policy to facilitate the innovation necessary to secure a clean energy future. Speaking at the International Energy Agency's Clean Energy Transitions Summit 2020, he cautioned against "static" policies that could stifle innovation and limit fuel choices.

Energy & Environment 10 July 2020


IEA conference hears plea for fact-based energy choices

IEA conference hears plea for fact-based energy choices

High-level speakers from government, industry and international organisations at an International Energy Agency summit today underlined the need for nuclear energy to play a role in the post-COVID economic recovery at the same time as meeting the climate challenge.

Energy & Environment 09 July 2020


EU green strategies pay 'insufficient attention' to nuclear, says Foratom

EU green strategies pay 'insufficient attention' to nuclear, says Foratom

Foratom says it "remains concerned" that the European Commission is paying "insufficient attention" to low-carbon, non-fossil fuel sources of hydrogen, such as nuclear. The EU nuclear trade association was responding to two strategies the Commission released on 8 July for energy sector integration and hydrogen. Foratom said it welcomed the addition of a 'low-carbon hydrogen' category but said its usage should not be limited to the short and medium term.

Energy & Environment 09 July 2020


Recovery plans are an opportunity to invest in nuclear

Recovery plans are an opportunity to invest in nuclear

The COVID-19 pandemic recovery has presented a window of opportunity for governments, according to a White Paper published today by World Nuclear Association. It says recovery plans that include investment in nuclear energy could not only boost economic growth and jobs, but also fulfil climate change commitments and build a clean and resilient energy system.

Covid-19 09 July 2020


Kazatomprom extends reduced operations

Kazatomprom extends reduced operations

JSC National Atomic Company Kazatomprom has today announced it is extending for one month its reduction in operations due to COVID-19. Kazakhstan's government last week announced a second two-week lockdown after a national surge in coronavirus cases followed the lifting of an earlier lockdown.

Uranium & Fuel 06 July 2020


EDF revises 2020 forecast for French nuclear output

EDF revises 2020 forecast for French nuclear output

EDF is revising upwards its nuclear output estimate in France for 2020, to around 315-325 terawatt-hours. In April, the French state-owned utility said it expected generation this year to be about 300 TWh, down from an initial expectation of 375-390 TWh before the coronavirus outbreak.

Corporate 03 July 2020


Europe needs all energy sources for recovery, says Birol

Europe needs all energy sources for recovery, says Birol

The European Union cannot afford to reduce its energy diversity and will need stronger policies than those currently in place to help it meet its 2030 targets for greenhouse gas emissions, renewables and energy efficiency as well as its long-term climate goals, according to a new review of EU energy policy from the International Energy Agency.

Energy & Environment 26 June 2020


Nuclear's post-pandemic role discussed in NEA webinar

Nuclear's post-pandemic role discussed in NEA webinar

Nuclear energy should be part of post COVID-19 recovery plans, participants agreed during a webinar held today by the OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency to launch a series of policy briefs. Nuclear energy can not only provide economic and employment benefits, but can also help the world attain a low-carbon energy system and increase energy resilience, they said.

Covid-19 24 June 2020


Nuclear Energy Agency unveils plans for post-pandemic recovery

Nuclear Energy Agency unveils plans for post-pandemic recovery

The OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency has today launched a series of policy briefs that examine nuclear energy's role in the post-COVID economic recovery. The policy briefs, to which World Nuclear Association contributed, have four themes: building resilience; job creation; cost-effective decarbonisation; and unlocking finance.

Covid-19 24 June 2020


Help coal-dependent countries switch to nuclear, ministers tell EU

Help coal-dependent countries switch to nuclear, ministers tell EU

If the European Commission is serious about its efforts to support the post-virus economic recovery and to achieving a clean energy transition, then it will correct the omission of nuclear energy in its Green Deal package and in the EU Taxonomy, Czech and Polish ministers have written in letters to Frans Timmermans and Kadri Simons, respectively the first vice president of the European Commission and the European commissioner for energy.

Energy & Environment 24 June 2020