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Study proposes agenda for US decarbonisation

Study proposes agenda for US decarbonisation

Achieving net-zero emissions in the USA by 2050 will require action across society, a new report from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has concluded. It recommends the development of innovative technologies including small advanced reactors and strong policies to ensure they are deployed, including a long-term federal framework and an economy-wide carbon pricing programme.

Energy & Environment 14 November 2019


IEA highlights 'deep disparities' in global energy systems

IEA highlights 'deep disparities' in global energy systems

Rapid and widespread changes across all parts of the energy system are needed to put the world on a path to a secure and sustainable energy future, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today on launching the latest edition of its World Energy Outlook.

Energy & Environment 13 November 2019


Nuclear belongs in the global energy future, says S&P Global Ratings

Nuclear belongs in the global energy future, says S&P Global Ratings

Nuclear power generation should remain a part of the global energy mix despite challenges related to tightening regulations, safety concerns, ageing asset bases, and increasingly volatile energy markets, S&P Global Ratings says in two reports published today. Both reports study the 'energy transition', as Nuclear Dead and Alive and Different Nuclear Energy Policies, Diverging Global Credit Trends.

Energy & Environment 12 November 2019


IAEA assesses effects of extreme weather on energy sector

IAEA assesses effects of extreme weather on energy sector

A new publication by the International Atomic Energy Agency studies the "double challenge" the global energy sector faces in the next 20-30 years - not only to be fundamentally transformed into a low-carbon energy supply system in response to climate change mitigation and related policies, but also to adapt to climate change and its effects to ensure that energy supplies remain secure and reliable.

Energy & Environment 08 November 2019


Costs and financing key to Europe's nuclear future

Costs and financing key to Europe's nuclear future

Nuclear has a place in Europe's energy mix, but rising costs - even if only perceived - need to be addressed to ensure future growth, speakers agreed at the New Nuclear Watch Institute's first annual forum, held in London yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 07 November 2019


China and France reaffirm commitment to climate action

China and France reaffirm commitment to climate action

China and France today reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement and called for worldwide action on combating climate change and halting the loss of biodiversity.

Energy & Environment 06 November 2019


Trump starts USA's withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Trump starts USA's withdrawal from Paris Agreement

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday announced the country had begun the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change by submitting a formal notification to the United Nations. The withdrawal will take effect one year from delivery of the notification.

Energy & Environment 05 November 2019


UK business group calls for action on new nuclear

UK business group calls for action on new nuclear

The UK government should develop a Regulated Asset Base model for financing new nuclear power projects and support the deployment by 2030 of small modular reactors, the Confederation of British Industry has recommended. The recommendations are among the actions the CBI has set out for any future government to help the country achieve its target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Nuclear Policies 04 November 2019


Asia sees energy supply and climate benefits of nuclear, report shows

Asia sees energy supply and climate benefits of nuclear, report shows

Nuclear energy in Asia is meeting the growing demand for electricity, whilst helping to tackle air pollution and climate change, according to a new report by World Nuclear Association. The World Nuclear Performance Report 2019 Asia Edition shows that last year nuclear generation in the region increased by 12% and avoided the emission of over 500 million tonnes of CO2 that would have otherwise been produced by coal-fired plants.

Energy & Environment 30 October 2019


World must value nuclear, says IEA chief

World must value nuclear, says IEA chief

The world must learn to value nuclear energy for its energy security and reliability attributes, but most of all for its contribution to reducing carbon emissions before it is too late, the International Energy Agency's Fatih Birol has told a US-EU high-level forum.
 

Energy & Environment 23 October 2019