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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


Brazil meeting shines spotlight on nuclear benefits

Brazil meeting shines spotlight on nuclear benefits

Ongoing excellent nuclear performance throughout long operating lives is contributing to meeting global energy and climate goals, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the World Nuclear Spotlight Brazil conference in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. During the event, Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque said the country was committed to resuming the Angra 3 project.

Energy & Environment 04 April 2019


EDF moves into the hydrogen market

EDF moves into the hydrogen market

France's EDF has launched a hydrogen production and distribution subsidiary to support decarbonisation of industry and mobility using low-carbon electricity from its nuclear and renewable energy fleet.

Energy & Environment 04 April 2019


IEA demands increase in clean energy as emissions hit record high

IEA demands increase in clean energy as emissions hit record high

As a result of higher energy consumption, CO2 emissions rose 1.7% last year and hit a new record, according to the latest data from the International Energy Agency. The Paris-based agency's Global Energy & CO2 Status Report, released today, shows that the global energy system emitted 33 billion tonnes of CO2 in 2018.

Energy & Environment 26 March 2019


Nuclear key to Xcel Energy's zero-carbon target

Nuclear key to Xcel Energy's zero-carbon target

US utility Xcel Energy says its current fleet of nuclear power reactors will help meet its target of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2030. It sees advanced reactors or small modular reactors playing a role in meeting its ultimate goal of providing zero-carbon electricity by 2050.

Energy & Environment 06 March 2019


BP forecasts nuclear growth to 3400 TWh by 2040

BP forecasts nuclear growth to 3400 TWh by 2040

BP's 2019 Energy Outlook forecasts an overall rise in nuclear to 2040, to around 3400 TWh. The document is produced to aid the company's analysis and decision-making and is published as a contribution to the wider debate.

Energy & Environment 15 February 2019


Foratom highlights role of nuclear in meeting EU's target

Foratom highlights role of nuclear in meeting EU's target

Nuclear energy can help the European Union achieve a sustainable and low-carbon future while providing people with reliable and affordable electricity, Foratom - the European nuclear trade body - says in a new position paper.

Energy & Environment 12 February 2019


Clean energy ecosystem proposed for USA

Clean energy ecosystem proposed for USA

Advanced nuclear reactors are part of a "critical subset" of technologies deemed to have very high breakthrough potential for the USA to transition to a "clean energy ecosystem", according to a new report. Meanwhile, a resolution introduced in both the US House and Senate proposes a framework for meeting 100% of the country's power demand through clean, renewable and zero-emissions energy resources.

Energy & Environment 08 February 2019


Nuclear the 'ideal way' for dealing with climate change, says Bill Gates

Nuclear the 'ideal way' for dealing with climate change, says Bill Gates

Bill Gates has written in his year-end blog that nuclear power is "ideal for dealing with climate change". The technologist, business leader, and philanthropist wrote about nuclear power in his 29 December article What I learned at work this year.

Energy & Environment 02 January 2019


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