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Innovation is key to nuclear's future, says Rising

Innovation is key to nuclear's future, says Rising

Nuclear innovation is driving improvement in all parts of the industry, enhancing reliability, efficiency, economics and flexibility, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the International Atomic Energy Agency's Scientific Forum 2020 today. She said innovation is accelerating the development and commercialisation of small modular reactors opening up additional applications for nuclear energy.

New Nuclear 22 September 2020


World Nuclear Association appoints new Director General

World Nuclear Association appoints new Director General

Agneta Rising is standing down as director general of World Nuclear Association next month and today announced her replacement as Dr Sama Bilbao y León, currently head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics at OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

Corporate 15 September 2020


Cost and communication vital to reap nuclear benefits, panel finds

Cost and communication vital to reap nuclear benefits, panel finds

Nuclear power programmes can benefit society through the creation of high-quality employment opportunities while providing secure, reliable energy supplies, but the industry must make sure it engages in open and transparent communications with stakeholders, as well as being cost-competitive with all other forms of generation, if those benefits are to be realised. These were the feelings from an international high-level panel of nuclear industry and academic experts at World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Energy & Environment 15 September 2020


China readying for nuclear expansion, says Zheng

China readying for nuclear expansion, says Zheng

The future of nuclear power in China is promising, Zheng Mingguang, Chief Engineer at China's State Power Investment Corporation told World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020 yesterday. He believes both the use of large and small-scale reactors will find applications in China beyond just electricity generation.

Nuclear Policies 11 September 2020


Future energy system must include nuclear, says panel

Future energy system must include nuclear, says panel

A high-level panel of senior political figures and experts from leading international energy organisations yesterday discussed how nuclear energy can address some of the most pressing issues the world is facing. The discussion took place during the first session of World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Nuclear Policies 10 September 2020


Urgent need for nuclear in global energy transition

Urgent need for nuclear in global energy transition

A major effort to develop and deploy clean energy technologies worldwide is urgently needed to meet international energy and climate goals, particularly in order to reduce carbon emissions from areas beyond the power sector such as transport, buildings and industry, according to a new International Energy Agency report released today. Meanwhile, the Paris-based agency's chief economist, Laszlo Varro, told participants in World Nuclear Association’s Strategic eForum 2020 yesterday that nuclear power "makes the energy transition more cost-effective and more energy secure".

Energy & Environment 10 September 2020


Speech: World(s) of possibilities with nuclear technology

Speech: World(s) of possibilities with nuclear technology

Milestones achieved within a recent two-week period demonstrate what nuclear technology is all about, what it is doing and can do for humanity, Agneta Rising, World Nuclear Association director general, said ahead of the Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Perspectives 08 September 2020


Nuclear industry leaders discuss game-changing issues

Nuclear industry leaders discuss game-changing issues

Leaders of World Nuclear Association working groups participated in a webinar yesterday to highlight some of the issues of key importance to the global nuclear industry. These include: harmonisation in reactor licensing; energy market design; safety regulation; and, new applications of nuclear energy. The Industry Gamechangers webinar was a pre-event to the Association's Strategic eForum to be held next week.

Nuclear Policies 03 September 2020


Nuclear generation in 2019 close to record high

Nuclear generation in 2019 close to record high

Nuclear reactors generated a total 2657 TWh of electricity in 2019, up from 2563 TWh in 2018, and second only to the 2661 TWh generated in 2006, according to a new World Nuclear Association report. This is the seventh successive year that nuclear generation has risen, it noted.

Nuclear Policies 25 August 2020


Report shows advantages of nuclear employment

Report shows advantages of nuclear employment

The nuclear energy industry provides more numerous, better-paid and more highly-trained jobs than does the wind power sector, according to a technical position paper published today by World Nuclear Association. It provides around 25% more employment per unit of electricity generated.
 

Corporate 21 July 2020