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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


IAEA highlights nuclear's role in combating climate change

IAEA highlights nuclear's role in combating climate change

Nuclear power can make a "vital contribution to meeting climate change targets while delivering the increasingly large quantities of electricity needed for global economic development," according to a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Energy & Environment 17 September 2018


Investment needed to maintain nuclear's growth, says IAEA

Investment needed to maintain nuclear's growth, says IAEA

New power reactors must be brought online over the coming decades to maintain nuclear's "key role" in combating climate change, according to newly published International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) projections.

Nuclear Policies 12 September 2018


Climate targets need market reform, says NEA's Magwood

Climate targets need market reform, says NEA's Magwood

If countries are serious about combatting climate change, then they will reform their electricity markets, William Magwood,director general of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) said last week.

Nuclear Policies 12 September 2018


UN chief calls for more action on climate change

UN chief calls for more action on climate change

Without greater leadership and ambition, the world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has warned.

Energy & Environment 11 September 2018


California to be carbon neutral by 2045

California to be carbon neutral by 2045

California's governor has signed a bill setting a 100% clean energy goal for the state and issued an executive order setting a target to achieve carbon neutrality, both by 2045.

Energy & Environment 11 September 2018


Electric vehicles and opportunities for nuclear energy

Electric vehicles and opportunities for nuclear energy

The electrification of transport could potentially offer many opportunities for nuclear generation, Brandon Munro told the World Nuclear Association Symposium 2018 in London today.

Energy & Environment 07 September 2018


Nuclear vital to decarbonisation, finds MIT study

Nuclear vital to decarbonisation, finds MIT study

The challenge of climate change will be more difficult and costly to solve unless nuclear energy is included in the energy mix, according to a newly released study from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative.

Energy & Environment 03 September 2018


US EPA proposes new emissions rule

US EPA proposes new emissions rule

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. The new rule is to replace the Clean Power Plan which was proposed under the previous administration.

Energy & Environment 22 August 2018


Steady growth in nuclear generation continues

Steady growth in nuclear generation continues

Global nuclear power generation in 2017 increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching 2506 TWh, according to a new World Nuclear Association report. The Association says the industry is on target to meet the near-term goals of its Harmony programme.

Nuclear Policies 16 August 2018