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Report outlines attributes of nuclear power

Report outlines attributes of nuclear power

Nuclear energy has a proven track record of supplying huge volumes of affordable, reliable and dependable clean electricity, but its positive attributes are largely overlooked, according to a new white paper from World Nuclear Association. "The use of nuclear energy is the fast track to a high-powered and clean energy system," the Association says.

Energy & Environment 10 September 2019


Nuclear power is the 'silent giant' being invited finally to speak

Nuclear power is the 'silent giant' being invited finally to speak

The United Nations, the International Energy Agency and the World Energy Council are drawing global attention to the inherent qualities of nuclear power as a clean and reliable source of electricity. Now into its seventh decade, nuclear energy is seen by these and other prominent organisations as an existing and proven solution to the 21st Century challenges of climate change and a sustainable energy transition.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2019


World Nuclear Association sees upturn in uranium demand

World Nuclear Association sees upturn in uranium demand

Rapid growth in uranium demand will lead to a need for additional mined uranium in the period to 2040 in all scenarios given in the latest edition of World Nuclear Association's fuel report. Projections for nuclear generating capacity growth have been revised upwards for the first time in eight years, following the introduction of more favourable policies in a number of countries.

Uranium & Fuel 05 September 2019


Policymakers must drive nuclear further, report says

Policymakers must drive nuclear further, report says

Nuclear power plants continue to perform to a high standard and growth is strong, with more than 20 new reactors scheduled to be connected before the end of 2020, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising says in the latest edition of the World Nuclear Performance Report. But for the industry to reach the Harmony goal of supplying at least 25% of electricity before 2050, Rising says much greater commitment from policymakers will be required.

Nuclear Policies 29 August 2019


Viewpoint: Japan must avoid over-conservatism in clearance of material

Viewpoint: Japan must avoid over-conservatism in clearance of material

The Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan is considering changes that would make the clearance of radioactive material about ten times stricter than international standards, creating unnecessary confusion and cost, writes Dr Charlotta Sanders, senior project manager at World Nuclear Association.

Perspectives 23 July 2019


Speech: The sustainability of used nuclear fuel management

Speech: The sustainability of used nuclear fuel management

World Nuclear Association was invited to present this week at the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Conference on the Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors, Learning from the Past, Enabling the Future. Mikhail Baryshnikov (TENEX) and Cecile Evans (Orano), chair and deputy chair of the Sustainable Used Fuel Management Working Group, share the industry’s message.

Perspectives 26 June 2019


Action needed for expansion of nuclear energy, says Rising

Action needed for expansion of nuclear energy, says Rising

Steps must be taken to increase nuclear's share of the energy mix, said Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association. Speaking at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada, yesterday, she said more nuclear energy is needed to meet environmental, economic and sustainable development objectives.

Nuclear Policies 29 May 2019


IEA presses need for pro-nuclear policies

IEA presses need for pro-nuclear policies

The International Energy Agency has made policy recommendations for the many countries that see a role for nuclear power in their energy transitions in a new report it plans to discuss today at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) being held this week in Vancouver, Canada.

Nuclear Policies 28 May 2019


Viewpoint: COP24 can help the climate with nuclear policy action

Viewpoint: COP24 can help the climate with nuclear policy action

Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association, urges policy makers gathered at COP24 - the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - to recognise the longstanding role of nuclear power in the low-carbon energy mix.

Perspectives 29 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