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Kazakhstan shines spotlight on nuclear-powered future

Kazakhstan shines spotlight on nuclear-powered future

As the world's largest producer of uranium gears up for a referendum on the construction of a nuclear power plant, national policymakers and stakeholders have shared Kazakhstan's vision for a civilian nuclear programme at the World Nuclear Spotlight Kazakhstan event in Almaty.

Nuclear Policies 16 April 2024


NRC should assess risks from climate change, report recommends

NRC should assess risks from climate change, report recommends

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission should address potential impacts of climate change–related hazards during the licensing process for nuclear power plants, the Government Accountability Office has recommended.

Regulation & Safety 12 April 2024


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Indian net-zero will need nuclear, report finds

Indian net-zero will need nuclear, report finds

India can achieve clean, affordable electricity and become net-zero by 2070 - but will need substantial nuclear power and renewable energy to do this, according to a new in-depth report prepared for the Indian government.
 

Energy & Environment 05 April 2024


COP29 hosts aim to include nuclear in deliberations

COP29 hosts aim to include nuclear in deliberations

The "inclusion of facilitated and affordable nuclear technologies in the resource deliberations of the COP process is essential", Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has said.

Energy & Environment 05 April 2024


CNL aims for carbon-neutrality of Chalk River site

CNL aims for carbon-neutrality of Chalk River site

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has announced a target of achieving carbon-neutral operations at the Chalk River Laboratories site in Ontario by 2040. It said connecting to the small modular reactor proposed for the site could contribute to meeting this target.

Energy & Environment 27 March 2024


Leaders commit to 'unlock potential' of nuclear energy at landmark summit

Leaders commit to 'unlock potential' of nuclear energy at landmark summit

Leaders and representatives from 32 countries at the Nuclear Energy Summit backed measures in areas such as financing, technological innovation, regulatory cooperation and workforce training to enable the expansion of nuclear capacity to tackle climate change and boost energy security.

Nuclear Policies 21 March 2024


Industry ready to help deliver governmental nuclear ambitions

Industry ready to help deliver governmental nuclear ambitions

Alongside the declaration adopted by governments at the inaugural Nuclear Energy Summit, held in Brussels on 21 March, global nuclear industry associations have set out the industry's commitment to supporting government objectives to expand nuclear energy capacity worldwide to achieve climate and energy security goals.

Nuclear Policies 21 March 2024


EU, US council underlines joint strategic efforts

EU, US council underlines joint strategic efforts

The USA and the European Union have reiterated their intent to strengthen their strategic relationship to ensure energy security, align policies, and deepen cooperation on technologies and innovation, all with the aim of accelerating the global transition to climate neutrality.

Energy & Environment 19 March 2024


UK nuclear regulator assesses preparedness for climate change

UK nuclear regulator assesses preparedness for climate change

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has selected five nuclear sites where it will carry out inspections to assess arrangements for and resilience to climate change effects. It recently hosted a meeting with fellow international regulators to discuss the implications of climate change on the nuclear sector.

Regulation & Safety 07 March 2024


IEA Ministerial Meeting recognises role of nuclear

IEA Ministerial Meeting recognises role of nuclear

The International Energy Agency's 2024 Ministerial Meeting and 50th Anniversary event, held in Paris on 13-14 February, has agreed to recognise nuclear as one technology for achieving energy security and decarbonisation.

Energy & Environment 14 February 2024