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Viewpoint: Demystifying radiation - the nemesis of nuclear energy?

Viewpoint: Demystifying radiation - the nemesis of nuclear energy?

Reports by the United Nations on ionizing radiation may prove crucial for a nuclear renaissance, Abel González told delegates at the World Nuclear Association Symposium being held in London this week. González is an academician at the Argentine Academies Buenos Aires of Sciences, of Environmental Sciences and of the Sea.

Read more from Mr González, an academician at the Argentine Academies Buenos Aires of Sciences, of Environmental Sciences and of the Sea, in our latest Viewpoint.

Perspectives 07 September 2018


Viewpoint: Clean energy policies key to meeting Harmony goals

Viewpoint: Clean energy policies key to meeting Harmony goals

Climate impacts are intensifying by the day and the global nuclear sector must do more to position itself as a part of a larger coalition of technologies that are being mobilised in the climate fight. Changes in energy policy, including in the USA, are needed in order to achieve the aims of the industry's Harmony Programme, writes Josh Freed, vice president of Third Way's Clean Energy Programme.

Perspectives 21 August 2018


Viewpoint: Nuclear energy’s fate depends on the story we tell

Viewpoint: Nuclear energy’s fate depends on the story we tell

What will really determine nuclear energy’s fate is whether the nuclear community can change the conversation about this technology that has proven its worth many times over. Put bluntly, its future depends on the stories we tell, and how others perceive nuclear energy’s value, writes Jarret Adams, CEO Full On Communications.

Perspectives 25 July 2018


Profile: Hans Blix: 90 years of excellence

Profile: Hans Blix: 90 years of excellence

Celebrating his birthday today, Hans Blix can look back on a professional life spanning the entire history of nuclear energy as a source of electricity. Few have done, or continue to do, as much for its peaceful development as this dedicated statesman and his humble commitment to truth.

His example of calm adherence to rules-based systems of governance, balanced with critical thinking and personal integrity remains as important as ever.

Perspectives 28 June 2018


Viewpoint: European push for nuclear technology in space

Viewpoint: European push for nuclear technology in space

The European Space Agency will host the international space and applications community in a workshop on 27-28 June to find out how best to prepare for the implementation of advanced radioisotope hybrid power systems. Here, Dr Markus Landgraf, architecture analyst in the Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration Programmes at the European Space Research and Technology Centre, or ESTEC, explains the potential for nuclear technology in future space exploration. ESTEC is the ESA's main development and test centre for spacecraft and space technology.

Perspectives 31 May 2018


Viewpoint: All set for the new generation?

Viewpoint: All set for the new generation?

The International Atomic Energy Agency is holding its Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes next week. Here, Patricia Wieland, head of World Nuclear University, who will be a speaker at the event, shares her thoughts on working with young professionals. The conference, on 'meeting challenges to ensure the future nuclear workforce capability', is taking place on 28–31 May in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Perspectives 25 May 2018


Viewpoint: Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future)

Viewpoint: Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future)

The Initiative on Nuclear Energy is to be launched on 24 May at the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen. Here, Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette of the US Department of Energy explains the Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy.

Perspectives 22 May 2018


Viewpoint: NNL delivers a vision for innovation

Viewpoint: NNL delivers a vision for innovation

Paul Howarth, CEO of the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory, gives his account of the SciTec 2018 conference held this week in Liverpool, England.

Perspectives 17 May 2018


Viewpoint: Sub-Saharan Africa and nuclear energy

Viewpoint: Sub-Saharan Africa and nuclear energy

In the face of increasing concern about human-caused climate change, there is an urgent need for a global transition to clean energy. Yet in many parts of the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa, there is also a need for significant increases in energy consumption to improve human development. One pathway to meet these twin challenges of alleviating energy poverty and minimising greenhouse gas emissions is nuclear energy. By Abigail Sah, Jessica Lovering, Omaro Maseli and Aishwarya Saxena.

Perspectives 23 April 2018


Viewpoint: Gender diversity in the UK nuclear industry

Viewpoint: Gender diversity in the UK nuclear industry

With the UK having the lowest percentage of female engineers in Europe, at less than 10%, the UK is in a clear need to address this alarming statistic, by looking at ways the industry can become more inclusive and attractive to this integral female talent, writes Anne-Charlotte Dagorn.

Perspectives 13 April 2018