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EU needs long-term operation of nuclear fleet, says Foratom

EU needs long-term operation of nuclear fleet, says Foratom

The long-term operation of the existing fleet of nuclear power reactors will help the European Union achieve its emission reduction targets at an affordable cost, according to European nuclear trade body Foratom. In an updated position paper, it says the LTO of existing units will help achieve the interim 2030 targets, reduce the EU's energy import dependency and support the integration of a higher share of renewables.

Energy & Environment 15 December 2021


Deep borehole disposal suitable for ERDO countries, study shows

Deep borehole disposal suitable for ERDO countries, study shows

Deep borehole disposal is a viable, cost-effective solution for all of the intermediate and high-level long-lived radioactive waste that is being temporarily stored by five European countries, according to a feasibility study by Deep Isolation. The study was commissioned by Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning on behalf of the European Repository Development Organisation, a multinational group established in 2021 to address the challenges of safely managing long-lived radioactive wastes either separately or in one combined mined repository.

Waste & Recycling 14 December 2021


Report reinforces nuclear's role in EU low-carbon energy system

Report reinforces nuclear's role in EU low-carbon energy system

A future low-carbon energy system based on variable renewables will require the backup of additional flexible capacity, according to an updated report commissioned by European nuclear trade body Foratom. It says nuclear provides a key competitive advantage as it is the only dispatchable, low-carbon and non-weather dependent technology which can support the energy system transition under secure conditions.

Energy & Environment 07 December 2021


'Evolution' in EU nuclear debate

'Evolution' in EU nuclear debate

European industry body Foratom is hopeful that a new conversation around nuclear energy in light of the continent's gas crisis will bring the policy framework needed for it to make a major contribution to 2030 energy targets, a Moody's webinar heard.

Nuclear Policies 03 November 2021


Report highlights nuclear's contribution to SDGs

Report highlights nuclear's contribution to SDGs

Nuclear industry organisations from around the world have today published a report highlighting the contributions made by nuclear towards achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. The report notes nuclear contributes to each of the 17 goals.

Energy & Environment 26 October 2021


Nuclear helps tackle high energy prices, Foratom says

Nuclear helps tackle high energy prices, Foratom says

A European Commission communication that includes a "toolbox" that the EU and its Member States can use to address the immediate impact of high energy prices fails to mention nuclear energy's contribution, Foratom said. By including nuclear, the EU would have a unique opportunity for limiting its dependence on carbon intensive natural gas imports, thereby reducing its exposure to wholesale price fluctuations and its carbon footprint, the European nuclear trade body added.

Nuclear Policies 15 October 2021


Viewpoint: Nuclear medicine is crucial for fighting cancer 

Viewpoint: Nuclear medicine is crucial for fighting cancer 

The nuclear medicine sector is a small part of the wider nuclear industry, but it provides some of the most pioneering technologies in healthcare - and is close to making personalised medicine a reality. Antonis Kalemis, president of Nuclear Medicine Europe and business manager for molecular imaging at Siemens Healthineers, describes how nuclear medicine also tackles the most trenchant condition in modern healthcare: cancer.

Perspectives 28 July 2021


Nuclear answers the open questions of Fit for 55, says Foratom

Nuclear answers the open questions of Fit for 55, says Foratom

Foratom has welcomed the European Commission's proposed Fit for 55 to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies 'fit' for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, but says the target leaves open key questions. How will be this transition financed? Will we have enough low-carbon energy to meet our needs? How can we ensure that industries are able to decarbonise their manufacturing processes whilst remaining competitive? And how can we mitigate potential social impacts (e.g. job losses and energy poverty)?

Energy & Environment 15 July 2021


EU industry bodies seek more support for nuclear medicine

EU industry bodies seek more support for nuclear medicine

Europe must take action to maintain the current level of medical radioisotopes supply, according to a joint position paper from Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, and Nuclear Medicine Europe, which represents pharmaceutical and imaging equipment companies in the field of nuclear medicine. They say the European Union should promote new research reactor capacity along with innovation in the sector and the design modification of the current fleet.

Nuclear Policies 15 June 2021


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