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NGOs call for nuclear's inclusion in EU taxonomy

NGOs call for nuclear's inclusion in EU taxonomy

A group of 46 non-governmental organisations from 18 countries has written to Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, calling for the inclusion of nuclear energy in the EU taxonomy for sustainable investments. The exclusion of nuclear, they say, would promote a strategy that is "clearly inadequate" to decarbonise the region's economy.

Nuclear Policies 07 April 2021


Ministers gear up for COP26

Ministers gear up for COP26

The post-COVID economic recovery and the clean energy transition present a huge opportunity from which all nations can benefit, delegates at the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit agreed. Over 40 countries, covering more than 80% of global GDP, population and carbon emissions, took part in the event on 31 March to identify how to work together to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. They included the USA, which re-joined the 2015 climate accord earlier this year.

Energy & Environment 06 April 2021


US President includes nuclear in American Jobs Plan

US President includes nuclear in American Jobs Plan

US President Joseph Biden yesterday announced a USD2 trillion jobs, infrastructure and clean energy plan to reshape the country's economy. Among the proposed investments to tackle climate change, the American Jobs Plan calls for funding for the development of advanced nuclear reactors and for a clean electricity standard to leverage and incentivise more efficient use of the USA's existing fleet of reactors.

Nuclear Policies 01 April 2021


IEA unveils 7 key principles for net zero

IEA unveils 7 key principles for net zero

The International Energy Agency has published Seven Key Principles for Implementing Net Zero to ensure "dramatic acceleration of progress towards clean growth and resilience". The document, which has so far been welcomed by 20 countries, was published following the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit yesterday.

Energy & Environment 01 April 2021


Viewpoint: The global impact of Barakah

Viewpoint: The global impact of Barakah

The United Arab Emirates has shown it is possible to build a new civilian nuclear energy programme from scratch within little more than a decade. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, describes the significance of this feat for the global nuclear industry.

Perspectives 07 April 2021


Grossi: Nuclear already plays key role in decarbonisation

Grossi: Nuclear already plays key role in decarbonisation

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi today outlined three ways that nuclear power facilitates efforts towards net-zero emissions. Speaking to delegates at the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit, Grossi said nuclear energy is a longstanding source of low-carbon electricity, has innovative solutions for further decarbonisation, and it enables renewable energy to be more effective.

Energy & Environment 31 March 2021


EU Taxonomy can move forward with nuclear, JRC finds

EU Taxonomy can move forward with nuclear, JRC finds

The nuclear industry has today called on the European Commission to expedite the inclusion of nuclear energy in the EU Taxonomy on Sustainable Finance, following a comprehensive assessment that nuclear energy does no more harm to human health or the environment than any other power-producing technology considered to be sustainable.

Energy & Environment 29 March 2021


Speech: Decade of delivery for the climate

Speech: Decade of delivery for the climate

Focused collaboration must be at the heart of international efforts on climate change so that this decade can be one, not of deliberation, but of delivery, COP26 President Alok Sharma said at the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit yesterday. The following is an abridged version of his opening address to delegates.

Perspectives 01 April 2021


Dukovany pre-qualification round announced

Dukovany pre-qualification round announced

The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade has selected EDF, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Rosatom and Westinghouse to participate in a pre-qualification round for a tender to supply a new unit for the Dukovany nuclear power plant. The ministry has not included China General Nuclear. A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in the Czech Republic told Radiožurnál that the exclusion of CGN "seriously deviates from the principle of fair competition and the rules of international trade".

New Nuclear 26 March 2021


UNECE workshop hears nuclear has key role in hydrogen production

UNECE workshop hears nuclear has key role in hydrogen production

Nuclear energy can be used to produce low-carbon hydrogen via several efficient processes, King Lee of the World Nuclear Association told a workshop yesterday organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Speaking as chairman of the UNECE Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems, Lee said nuclear energy will play an important role as part of a low-carbon energy mix for the transition to net zero.

Energy & Environment 25 March 2021