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NNL delivers a vision for innovation

17 May 2018

Paul Howarth, CEO of the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory, gives his account of the SciTec 2018 conference held this week in Liverpool, England.

Gender diversity in the UK nuclear industry

13 April 2018

With the UK having the lowest percentage of female engineers in Europe, at less than 10%, the UK is in a clear need to address this alarming statistic, by looking at ways the industry can become more inclusive and attractive to this integral female talent, writes Anne-Charlotte Dagorn.

Ontario's nuclear advantage

28 February 2018

Those who enter the workforce in the coming years will be greeted with the opportunity to be a part of one of Canada's most exciting industries, Glenn Thibeault, Ontario's energy minister, told delegates at the Canadian Nuclear Association's Annual Conference & Trade Show, which was held in Ottawa on 23 February.

Sub-Saharan Africa and nuclear energy

23 April 2018

In the face of increasing concern about human-caused climate change, there is an urgent need for a global transition to clean energy. Yet in many parts of the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa, there is also a need for significant increases in energy consumption to improve human development. One pathway to meet these twin challenges of alleviating energy poverty and minimising greenhouse gas emissions is nuclear energy. By Abigail Sah, Jessica Lovering, Omaro Maseli and Aishwarya Saxena.

Five reasons nuclear energy will rebound in 2018

07 March 2018

Nuclear energy has faced serious challenges in recent years because of several factors: competition from low gas prices, subsidised renewables and slow growth in electricity demand in certain markets. But because of several powerful forces we are seeing signs that this year nuclear energy will come roaring back, writes Jarret Adams.

Digitalisation and nuclear power

23 February 2018

Nuclear companies have some of the most technologically advanced projects in the energy industry. Yet, perceptions of digitalisation are somewhat skewed, write Janette Marx and Hannah Peet.