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Nuclear societies call for COP26 to support nuclear

Nuclear societies call for COP26 to support nuclear

Over 100 nuclear societies around the globe have called for world leaders to "follow the science" and recognise that nuclear energy output must at least double by 2050 to meet global net-zero targets. The call comes ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties being held in Glasgow from 1-12 November this year.

Energy & Environment 02 June 2021


Foratom outlines approach to low-carbon finance

Foratom outlines approach to low-carbon finance

Investment policy planning for low-carbon technologies, such as nuclear power, is critical for driving investments in technologies that will help achieve the climate neutrality goals embedded in the European Green Deal, European trade association Foratom said today as it unveiled its Investment Framework Task Force report.

Nuclear Policies 18 May 2021


Nuclear makes net zero a realistic goal, industry tells policymakers

Nuclear makes net zero a realistic goal, industry tells policymakers

World leaders have a critical opportunity at the G7 and Pre-COP summits "to set a bold new direction" in the fight against climate change, six nuclear industry groups say in an open letter published today. The letter was signed by the heads of the Canadian Nuclear Association, Europe's Foratom, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, the USA's Nuclear Energy Institute, the UK's Nuclear Industry Association and World Nuclear Association - respectively, John Gorman, Yves Desbazeille, Shiro Arai, Maria Korsnick, Tom Greatrex and Sama Bilbao y León.

Energy & Environment 14 May 2021


Foratom highlights nuclear's role in EU hydrogen economy

Foratom highlights nuclear's role in EU hydrogen economy

Nuclear provides a perfect solution for the generation of large quantities of low-carbon and affordable hydrogen, the European nuclear trade body Foratom said today in a position paper. This, it said, will be key as Europe aims to transform all parts of its economy, including transport and industry. The position paper makes a number of policy recommendations aimed at recognising the contribution nuclear energy can make in decarbonising such areas.

Energy & Environment 04 May 2021


Climate leaders must include nuclear in net-zero debate

Climate leaders must include nuclear in net-zero debate

The Canadian Nuclear Association, Europe's Foratom, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, the USA's Nuclear Energy Institute, the UK's Nuclear Industry Association and World Nuclear Association have issued a joint statement ahead of the Leaders Summit on Climate that starts today. At the invitation of US President Joe Biden, world leaders will convene for the two-day event to galvanise efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy & Environment 22 April 2021


Study highlights benefits of SMRs to Canadian industries

Study highlights benefits of SMRs to Canadian industries

Small modular reactors are well-equipped to drive cost-efficient decarbonisation of Canada's heavy industries, research conducted by EnviroEconomics and Navius Research on behalf of the Canadian Nuclear Association has concluded. The research studied the economic and climate implications of employing SMRs in Canada's high-emitting industrial sectors.

New Nuclear 01 April 2021


Nuclear is integral to clean energy transition, says IEA's Birol

Nuclear is integral to clean energy transition, says IEA's Birol

International Energy Agency Director General Fatih Birol today highlighted the role that nuclear power can play in the global fight against climate change. Birol was speaking to delegates on a webinar for the launch of the IEA report Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Japan 2021.

Energy & Environment 04 March 2021


Nuclear crucial to Japan meeting climate goals, says IEA

Nuclear crucial to Japan meeting climate goals, says IEA

Ten years after the March 2011 earthquake and subsequent accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant resulted in significant disruption to its energy supply, Japan has made visible progress towards realising its vision of an efficient, resilient and sustainable energy system, the International Energy Agency said today. However, it warned the country must act quickly if it is to achieve its ambition of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. The restart of its idled nuclear power reactors will help it reach that goal, the IEA said.

Energy & Environment 04 March 2021


NEA assesses the cause and impact of Fukushima accident

NEA assesses the cause and impact of Fukushima accident

As work to decommission the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and revitalise the surrounding area continues, there are many ways international communities can learn, assist Japan and support each other, according to a new report from OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. Published today, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the disaster, the report summarises the circumstances of the accident, the current status of the site, and lessons learned. It also considers the challenges that lie ahead and makes policy recommendations.

Regulation & Safety 03 March 2021


China on course to lead in nuclear by 2030, says IEA

China on course to lead in nuclear by 2030, says IEA

China will have the world's largest nuclear power fleet within a decade, while most of the units in longstanding nuclear regions - Japan, the European Union and the USA - are facing the end of their original 40-year design lifetime, Brent Wanner, lead of World Energy Outlook Power Sector Modelling & Analysis at the International Energy Agency, said yesterday. Without policy support for the long-term operation of the existing fleet, this trend is certain to continue, he told delegates at the High-Level Workshop on Nuclear Power in Clean Energy Transitions, which the IEA held jointly with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Nuclear Policies 03 March 2021