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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


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


EDF study confirms very low carbon nature of nuclear

EDF study confirms very low carbon nature of nuclear

Each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced by EDF's reactor fleet in France emits the equivalent of less than 4 grams of carbon dioxide, according to a life cycle analysis published by the company. The analysis shows most of these emissions occur in the upstream phases of the life cycle.

Energy & Environment 20 June 2022


New Australian PM makes climate pledge

New Australian PM makes climate pledge

Australia has formally pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the government will support a transition to renewable energy, but members of the shadow cabinet are signalling a willingness to include nuclear in the energy debate and a recent poll has found widespread public support.

Energy & Environment 17 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


'Megatonne' CO2 capture plant plan for Sizewell C

'Megatonne' CO2 capture plant plan for Sizewell C

A consortium hoping to use heat from the UK’s proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station to capture carbon dioxide from the air on a giant scale say they have successfully completed a research and development project and are ready to construct a demonstration plant.

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


US hydrogen initiatives make progress

US hydrogen initiatives make progress

On the same day that the US Department of Energy moved forward with plans for a programme to develop regional clean hydrogen hubs across the USA, Westinghouse Electric Company and Bloom Energy Corporation said they are teaming up to identify and implement clean hydrogen projects across the nuclear industry.
 

Energy & Environment 08 June 2022


DOE launches national lab decarbonisation initiative

DOE launches national lab decarbonisation initiative

Idaho National Laboratory has been selected as one of four national laboratories to take part in a USD38 million decarbonisation initiative. The Department of Energy's Net Zero Labs Pilot Initiative will lay the foundation for net-zero solutions that can be replicated at facilities across DOE, as well as federal government, state and local governments.

Energy & Environment 26 May 2022