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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


Poland needs nuclear power, explains energy minister

Poland needs nuclear power, explains energy minister

Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski has made the case for the country to adopt nuclear power in an opinion piece published in online magazine Wszystko Co Najważniejsze.

Nuclear Policies 30 October 2018


UK plans for Brexit deal-no deal scenarios

UK plans for Brexit deal-no deal scenarios

The UK government has provided an update on its position regarding Euratom and its policy on climate change in the event it does or does not secure a deal with the European Union on Brexit.

Nuclear Policies 15 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


IAEA-led project looks at climate change mitigation

IAEA-led project looks at climate change mitigation

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has partnered with 12 Member States in the development of effective climate change mitigation strategies, including the use of nuclear energy, through a Coordinated Research Project.

Energy & Environment 27 September 2018


Nuclear industry leads call for decisive action on climate
 

Nuclear industry leads call for decisive action on climate
 

The World Nuclear Association has appealed to the United Nations and the nuclear industry to take decisive action for clean energy.

Energy & Environment 18 September 2018