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Nuclear remains in South Africa's energy plans

Nuclear remains in South Africa's energy plans

The operation of the Koeberg nuclear power plant will be extended by 20 years and a nuclear new build programme will be launched as part of South Africa's energy plans for the next decade. The plans were approved yesterday by the country's government.

Nuclear Policies 18 October 2019


The untapped potential of nuclear under the Paris Agreement

The untapped potential of nuclear under the Paris Agreement

A policy and market environment that unlocks the mitigation potential of nuclear power will enable countries to adopt more ambitious targets in their Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement, a paper prepared by Hal Turton, an energy economist in the Department of Nuclear Energy at the International Atomic Energy Agency shows. The paper, Nuclear Power and Climate Change: Scenario Perspectives to 2050, was presented last week at the Vienna-based agency's first international conference on climate change and the role of nuclear power.

Energy & Environment 16 October 2019


UK introduces low-carbon plans

UK introduces low-carbon plans

The UK government has today set out how it will go "further and faster" to tackle climate change - four months after the country became the first major economy to legislate for net-zero emissions by 2050. It has also introduced its new Environment Bill to Parliament, which it says signals "a historic step change in the way we protect and enhance our precious natural environment".

Energy & Environment 15 October 2019


A low-carbon future needs partnerships

A low-carbon future needs partnerships

Half of the carbon emissions in the world today were produced in the last 30 years and it is up to governments and industry to cooperate as never before to ensure the next three decades lead to a clean energy future. This was the consensus of a debate on multilateral partnerships that took place yesterday at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna.

Energy & Environment 11 October 2019


Climate debate needs shared platform for renewables and nuclear 

Climate debate needs shared platform for renewables and nuclear 

Market forces, rather than reports on climate change, will force renewable energy developers to overcome their ideological aversion to sharing a platform with the nuclear power industry, delegates at the IAEA's International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power heard yesterday. 

Energy & Environment 10 October 2019


Interview: #Atoms4Climate and nuclear energy's indispensability in combatting climate change

Interview: #Atoms4Climate and nuclear energy's indispensability in combatting climate change

As the first-ever International Atomic Energy Agency conference on climate change and the role of nuclear energy draws to a close, Agneta Rising, Director-General of the World Nuclear Association, highlights the importance of this event in an interview with WNN.

Perspectives 11 October 2019


EDF calls for policy 'visibility' in the transition to clean energy

EDF calls for policy 'visibility' in the transition to clean energy

Energy investments have never been as dependent upon decisions taken by nations as they are now, Cedric Lewandowski, senior executive vice president in charge of the nuclear fleet at EDF Group, said today. Public policies must quickly deliver the "visibility" required for nuclear energy to play its part in protecting the climate and promoting economic and industrial growth, he told delegates at the International Atomic Energy Agency's International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power.

Energy & Environment 08 October 2019


The disconnect between climate action and reality

The disconnect between climate action and reality

Global efforts to tackle climate change are futile as long as opposition to nuclear power persists, delegates heard at the opening session of the International Atomic Energy Agency's International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power. It is the Vienna-based agency's first conference on this topic.

Energy & Environment 07 October 2019


Australian poll shows strengthening public support

Australian poll shows strengthening public support

The number of Australians who say the country should develop nuclear power in order to reduce its carbon emissions has grown over the past eight years and now stands at just over 50%, according to a poll by Roy Morgan, the country's longest established market research company.

Energy & Environment 07 October 2019


Russian Energy Week discusses role of nuclear in SDGs

Russian Energy Week discusses role of nuclear in SDGs

Delegates at a plenary session of Russian Energy Week taking place this week in Moscow discussed how nuclear power is an "inalienable element of the sustainable development agenda". The session, which was hosted by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, included panellists from Belarus, Egypt, Hungary and the UAE, as well as from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Energy & Environment 04 October 2019