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Alberta oil sands producers look to SMRs

Alberta oil sands producers look to SMRs

Canada's largest oil sands producers have formed an alliance that aims to work with federal and provincial government to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from their operations by 2050. The Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative will, amongst other things, evaluate and accelerate the application of emerging emissions-reducing technologies including small modular nuclear reactors.

Energy & Environment 11 June 2021


Clean energy should be investment priority: IEA

Clean energy should be investment priority: IEA

Annual investment in clean energy in emerging and developing economies will need to increase sevenfold by 2030 if the world is to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. Financing Clean Energy Transitions in Emerging and Developing Economies is a collaboration between the IEA, the World Bank and World Economic Forum.
 

Energy & Environment 10 June 2021


Renewables need nuclear to be effective, says Gorman

Renewables need nuclear to be effective, says Gorman

Solar and wind power have the same share of low-carbon electricity globally that they did 20 years ago, proving that they need to work together with nuclear energy for net zero to be achievable, John Gorman, president & CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association, told delegates at the Nuclear Energy Assembly yesterday. Gorman was speaking in the panel discussion Nuclear Energy: A Tool for Meeting Global Goals at the US Nuclear Energy Institute event. The panel was moderated by Carol Berrigan, NEI's executive director for Federal Programs and Supplier Relationships.

Energy & Environment 10 June 2021


US utility leaders look to decarbonised future

US utility leaders look to decarbonised future

New nuclear technologies will be needed alongside existing nuclear plants and renewables as the USA transitions to a carbon-free future, but they will continue to need legislative support at the federal and state level, utility leaders said during the opening session of the Nuclear Energy Institute's Nuclear Energy Assembly this week.

Energy & Environment 09 June 2021


St Petersburg forum debates route to carbon neutrality

St Petersburg forum debates route to carbon neutrality

The pace of the clean energy transition was debated last week during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. Panellists in the session Energy Sector Transformations discussed how the rapid growth in energy consumption, together with increasingly pressing requirements to protect the environment, are creating new development scenarios at a time of transformation for the global fuel and energy sector.

Energy & Environment 09 June 2021


UK's National Nuclear Laboratory homes in on net-zero

UK's National Nuclear Laboratory homes in on net-zero

NNL, the UK’s national laboratory for nuclear fission, has today launched its new Strategic Plan: This is NNL. With legally binding targets in the UK to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and more than 120 other countries moving towards the same goal, it is "impossible to overestimate the scale of the challenge ahead", NNL said.

Energy & Environment 08 June 2021


Nuclear must be part of global climate solution, says Rosatom DG

Nuclear must be part of global climate solution, says Rosatom DG

Nuclear energy should become part of a global low-carbon technological platform that would help ensure all countries in the world achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2050, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov told delegates at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum last week.

Energy & Environment 07 June 2021


Nuclear innovation highlighted at CEM12

Nuclear innovation highlighted at CEM12

Leaders in the nuclear sector yesterday discussed how nuclear energy can contribute to reducing carbon emissions in the fight against climate change during a panel discussion on the sidelines of the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial being hosted by Chile. They said technological breakthroughs and innovations can extend nuclear energy's contribution to climate action and accelerate strategies to cleaner energy. The discussion was moderated by Kirsty Gogan, managing partner at Lucid Catalyst and a co-founder of Terra Praxis.

Energy & Environment 04 June 2021


Barclays highlights role of nuclear in net zero

Barclays highlights role of nuclear in net zero

Nuclear energy's high load factors and reliability could make achieving net-zero affordable, according to a special report published yesterday by Barclays. Nuclear is "safer than commonly assumed", while new technology and further research could make it even cleaner, safer and cheaper, it says, "paving the way for a greater contribution to the global energy transition".

Energy & Environment 03 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