Energy and Environment rss

Counting the cost of air pollution

27 June 2016

Two recent publications have highlighted the issue of air pollution, including that from energy generation. The International Energy Agency today published a strategy for cutting premature deaths from air pollution, while the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has studied its economic costs.

IEA: Nuclear acceleration makes 'climate goals more achievable'

02 June 2016

Global climate goals are "more achievable than previously thought" because of progress in nuclear power plant construction, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which also called for electricity markets to favour all low-carbon technologies.

Markets and the future of nuclear power

19 May 2016

The design of European wholesale electricity markets and the emissions trading system will be improved to help - and no longer hinder - nuclear energy as a low-carbon source of electricity, a European Commission official assured delegates at a nuclear financing conference held in Paris last week. The conference, titled Nuclear energy's role in the 21st century: addressing the challenge of financing, was jointly organised by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation.

Climate goals call for speedier expansion of nuclear power

22 June 2016

Despite challenging market conditions, the global nuclear industry delivered a strong operating performance and improvements in construction times of new reactors in 2015, according to a new report from the World Nuclear Association. The report says that if the world is to meet its climate change targets then the rate of new build will need to accelerate.

EIA: US carbon emissions to depend on Clean Power Plan

19 May 2016

The pattern of future carbon dioxide emissions from the USA's power sector will depend significantly on whether the US Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan is implemented, according to the two new scenarios issued by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

EIA sees strong growth in nuclear generation to 2040

12 May 2016

Electricity generation by source 2012-2040 - EIA - 48Global nuclear electricity generation is expected to almost double by 2040, according to the latest projection by the US Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA). Most of this growth will be in the developing world, it said.