Energy & Environment

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Nuclear important to sustainable energy mix, says UNECE report

Nuclear important to sustainable energy mix, says UNECE report

All energy sources, including renewables, nuclear and high efficiency fossil fuel with carbon capture and storage, must be considered along with new business models and significant improvements in energy efficiency and productivity to ensure that the energy needed for sustainable development is available and affordable.

Energy & Environment 06 December 2018


Europe aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

Europe aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

The European Commission has today adopted a strategic long-term vision for a "prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy" by 2050.

Energy & Environment 28 November 2018


Canadian and UK scientists forge closer ties

Canadian and UK scientists forge closer ties

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and the UK’s Nuclear AMRC have signed a new agreement to develop jointly clean energy and next-generation nuclear technologies.

Energy & Environment 28 November 2018


EU needs nuclear to meet emissions target, report concludes

EU needs nuclear to meet emissions target, report concludes

Nuclear must continue to account for at least one-quarter of the European Union's energy mix if the region is to meet its 2050 emission targets, a report commissioned by Foratom has concluded.

Energy & Environment 22 November 2018


Investment needed to maintain nuclear's key role, says IEA

Investment needed to maintain nuclear's key role, says IEA

A lack of investment in extending the operating periods of existing reactors and the construction of new ones could have "major implications" for the security of electricity supply and achieving environmental targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.

Energy & Environment 13 November 2018


Climate change demands world 'revisits' nuclear, says UNECE director

Climate change demands world 'revisits' nuclear, says UNECE director

The search for solutions to climate change must include discussion of nuclear power, Scott Foster, director of the Sustainable Energy Division of UNECE, told World Nuclear News today.

Energy & Environment 12 November 2018


Union of Concerned Scientists calls for policy to preserve nuclear

Union of Concerned Scientists calls for policy to preserve nuclear

The Union of Concerned Scientists has called for federal and state policies in the USA to help preserve safely operating nuclear power plants that are at risk of premature closure to ensure their low-carbon energy is not replaced by fossil fuels.

Energy & Environment 09 November 2018


Ontario leads way on air quality

Ontario leads way on air quality

Other provinces and jurisdictions should follow Ontario's lead to improve the quality of life for people who live with asthma, allergies and other respiratory illnesses, according to a joint report by Bruce Power and Asthma Canada.

Energy & Environment 06 November 2018


Climate goal demands huge boost in Chinese nuclear

Climate goal demands huge boost in Chinese nuclear

China's nuclear generating capacity must increase to 554 GWe by 2050 if the country is to fulfill its part in meeting a proposed target of limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C, according to a study by the National Development and Reform Commission's Energy Research Institute.

Energy & Environment 31 October 2018


UN report shows increased need for nuclear

UN report shows increased need for nuclear

A large increase in the use of nuclear power would help keep global warming to below 1.5 degrees, according to a United Nations report published today.

Energy & Environment 08 October 2018