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G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

The leaders of the Group of Seven large industrialised nations should incentivise the extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the goal of achieving a low-carbon and secure energy supply, the nuclear industry has said.

Nuclear Policies 24 June 2022


BNS questions limit to extended operation of Belgian units

BNS questions limit to extended operation of Belgian units

In a recent position paper, the Belgian Nuclear Society welcomed the political decision to keep two reactors - Doel 4 and Tihange 3 - in operation beyond 2025 because of security of electricity supply concerns. However, it questions why the operation of the units has been limited to just ten years.

Nuclear Policies 22 June 2022


NEI's Maria Korsnick charts 'sea change' for nuclear

NEI's Maria Korsnick charts 'sea change' for nuclear

A low-carbon future - anchored by the strength and resilience of the current nuclear fleet - is within our grasp if we make the right choices today, Nuclear Energy Institute President and CEO Maria Korsnick said in her annual State of the Industry address to the US organisation's Nuclear Energy Assembly in Washington DC.

Energy & Environment 22 June 2022


UK trade body calls for action on nuclear-enabled hydrogen

UK trade body calls for action on nuclear-enabled hydrogen

Decisive and early government action is needed to embrace the power of nuclear-enabled hydrogen in delivering net-zero, according to the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.

Energy & Environment 21 June 2022


MEPs on two committees vote against EU taxonomy delegated act

MEPs on two committees vote against EU taxonomy delegated act

The European Parliament's environment and economy committees have voted against the inclusion of gas and nuclear in the EU's list of environmentally sustainable investments. The vote, which was indicative of mood rather than having a direct impact, comes three weeks before all MEPs hold their vote to accept, or oppose, the European Commission's plan.

Nuclear Policies 14 June 2022


California could decarbonise faster with nuclear, study finds

California could decarbonise faster with nuclear, study finds

Extending operations at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant would greatly reduce carbon emissions and natural gas use and could help California reach its decarbonisation goals years earlier than it otherwise would, according to a new study carried out by Brattle Group and released by Carbon Free California.

Energy & Environment 13 June 2022


'Beautiful nuclear' must be included in energy transition, says LucidCatalyst

'Beautiful nuclear' must be included in energy transition, says LucidCatalyst

The priority for preventing irreversible climate change is decarbonisation, not the creation of energy systems which are 100% dependent on renewables, according to a new report from LucidCatalyst. It says expanding the use of nuclear energy could enable faster progress towards a sustainable and prosperous future for all.

Energy & Environment 13 June 2022


Nuclear needed for net-zero ambitions, Finnish minister says

Nuclear needed for net-zero ambitions, Finnish minister says

Europe cannot be carbon neutral and self-sufficient without nuclear energy, Finland's Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä has said. Nuclear power, he said, offers solutions - such as small modular reactors - for phasing out fossil energy.

Nuclear Policies 08 June 2022


Study examines option for floating nuclear power in Vietnam

Study examines option for floating nuclear power in Vietnam

A joint study by Vietnamese power engineering consultancy PECC2, Denmark’s Seaborg, designer of power barges using compact molten salt reactors, and manufacturer Siemens Energy looked at the case for floating nuclear power plants to provide electricity as well as hydrogen and ammonia production.

New Nuclear 07 June 2022


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