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Polish academics urge end to Germany's nuclear phaseout

Polish academics urge end to Germany's nuclear phaseout

A group of nearly 100 Polish environmentalists and scientists has written an open letter to the leadership and people of Germany asking the country to reconsider its nuclear phaseout plans.

Energy & Environment 14 May 2019


IAEA highlights benefits of isotope-enabled water balance model

IAEA highlights benefits of isotope-enabled water balance model

The International Atomic Energy Agency plans to discuss its isotope-enabled water balance model during its International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology that is taking place between 20 and 24 May in Vienna, Austria.

Energy & Environment 13 May 2019


Viewpoint: Scientists urge commitment to nuclear in clean energy growth

Viewpoint: Scientists urge commitment to nuclear in clean energy growth

More than 40 nuclear associations representing over 80,000 scientists have called on the Clean Energy Ministerial Conference - which will be held in Vancouver between 28 and 29 May - to commit to doubling public investment in nuclear-related R&D and innovation within the next five years. Their declaration was signed yesterday at the International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, in Juan-les-Pins, France.

Perspectives 14 May 2019


UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

The independent body set up to advise the UK government on climate change emissions targets has laid out a set of proposals to enable the UK to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Energy & Environment 02 May 2019


French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

France will delay its planned reduction in the share of nuclear power its electricity mix to 50% from the current 2025 target to 2035 under a draft energy and climate bill. The bill was presented to the Council of Ministers by Minister for an Ecological and Solidarity Transition Fran├žois de Rugy on 30 April.

Nuclear Policies 02 May 2019


Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has joined the US Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Exelon, which owns the Limerick, Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island nuclear power plants in the state, welcomed the move.

Energy & Environment 01 May 2019


Nuclear is the key to hybrid energy systems

Nuclear is the key to hybrid energy systems

Halting climate change demands rapid and deep decarbonisation of energy systems, which go far beyond the electricity grid, Rauli Partanen, CEO of Think Atom told delegates at the Atomexpo conference held in Sochi, Russia last week. In a roundtable discussion - What mix of nuclear and renewables can best achieve sustainable development? - Partanen presented the challenges of clean hybrid energy systems.

Energy & Environment 25 April 2019


Why nuclear is an environmentalist's story

Why nuclear is an environmentalist's story

The nuclear industry must act to end the decades-long demonisation of the most environmentally friendly form of energy and the world's only viable hope against climate change and poverty. This was the message of Michael Shellenberger - the president of research and policy organisation Environmental Progress - to delegates at the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 held in Sochi, Russia, last week.

Energy & Environment 24 April 2019


New Jersey awards first ZECs

New Jersey awards first ZECs

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has awarded Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) to the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. NJBPU President Joseph Fiordaliso said the board had a "moral obligation" to do all it can to decrease carbon emissions.

Nuclear Policies 23 April 2019


Atomexpo: Nuclear is the key to sustainability

Atomexpo: Nuclear is the key to sustainability

Nuclear energy has a role to play in all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015 by the United Nations, delegates heard yesterday at the opening ceremony of the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 being held this week in Sochi, Russia. Alexey Likhachov, director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, thus stressed the motto of this year's event: 'Nuclear for better life'.

Energy & Environment 16 April 2019