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Hungary makes environmental case for Paks expansion

Hungary makes environmental case for Paks expansion

Hungary and Russia have reportedly agreed to change the loan agreement for the expansion of Hungary's sole nuclear power plant Paks. According to bne Intellinews, Hungary will start repaying the loan once the two new units at Paks are connected to the grid and begin operations.

Energy & Environment 22 May 2019


Speech: Nuclear needed to decarbonise economies

Speech: Nuclear needed to decarbonise economies

The International Energy Agency’s recent workshop Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System was "extremely timely and important" because "time is of the essence if we are to successfully decarbonise our economies", Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF, said in a special address to participants in the meeting. The following is the text of his speech on 25 February.

Perspectives 20 May 2019


Polish academics urge end to Germany's nuclear phaseout

Polish academics urge end to Germany's nuclear phaseout

A group of nearly 100 Polish environmentalists and scientists has written an open letter to the leadership and people of Germany asking the country to reconsider its nuclear phaseout plans.

Energy & Environment 14 May 2019


IAEA highlights benefits of isotope-enabled water balance model

IAEA highlights benefits of isotope-enabled water balance model

The International Atomic Energy Agency plans to discuss its isotope-enabled water balance model during its International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology that is taking place between 20 and 24 May in Vienna, Austria.

Energy & Environment 13 May 2019


Viewpoint: Scientists urge commitment to nuclear in clean energy growth

Viewpoint: Scientists urge commitment to nuclear in clean energy growth

More than 40 nuclear associations representing over 80,000 scientists have called on the Clean Energy Ministerial Conference - which will be held in Vancouver between 28 and 29 May - to commit to doubling public investment in nuclear-related R&D and innovation within the next five years. Their declaration was signed yesterday at the International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, in Juan-les-Pins, France.

Perspectives 14 May 2019


UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

The independent body set up to advise the UK government on climate change emissions targets has laid out a set of proposals to enable the UK to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Energy & Environment 02 May 2019


French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

France will delay its planned reduction in the share of nuclear power its electricity mix to 50% from the current 2025 target to 2035 under a draft energy and climate bill. The bill was presented to the Council of Ministers by Minister for an Ecological and Solidarity Transition François de Rugy on 30 April.

Nuclear Policies 02 May 2019


Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has joined the US Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Exelon, which owns the Limerick, Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island nuclear power plants in the state, welcomed the move.

Energy & Environment 01 May 2019


Nuclear is the key to hybrid energy systems

Nuclear is the key to hybrid energy systems

Halting climate change demands rapid and deep decarbonisation of energy systems, which go far beyond the electricity grid, Rauli Partanen, CEO of Think Atom told delegates at the Atomexpo conference held in Sochi, Russia last week. In a roundtable discussion - What mix of nuclear and renewables can best achieve sustainable development? - Partanen presented the challenges of clean hybrid energy systems.

Energy & Environment 25 April 2019


Why nuclear is an environmentalist's story

Why nuclear is an environmentalist's story

The nuclear industry must act to end the decades-long demonisation of the most environmentally friendly form of energy and the world's only viable hope against climate change and poverty. This was the message of Michael Shellenberger - the president of research and policy organisation Environmental Progress - to delegates at the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 held in Sochi, Russia, last week.

Energy & Environment 24 April 2019