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IEA sees record energy sector emissions in 2017

22 March 2018

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions - the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions - increased 1.4% in 2017 to reach a historic high of 32.5 billion tonnes, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced. The increase followed three consecutive years of emissions remaining flat.

Bruce Power partners in climate change study

13 March 2018

Bruce B aerial - 48Ontario's Bruce Power has partnered with the Council of the Great Lakes Region to conduct a three-year study of the impact of climate change on the region. The study will investigate the impacts on the region's ecosystems as well as corporate action to tackle climate change locally and regionally.

UK committee says action needed on climate plan

18 January 2018

The UK government must take urgent action to "flesh out" plans and proposals set out in its Clean Growth Strategy if the country is to meet its emission targets to 2032, according to the Committee on Climate Change. Reliance on nuclear energy to decarbonise power generation calls for the timely completion of Hinkley Point C and the construction of additional nuclear power plants, it said.

Rising: Asia needs nuclear for clean and reliable electricity

21 March 2018

Asia needs nuclear energy to meet its economic, energy and environmental goals, but such plans are still in the development phase in the South East region of the continent, Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association, said today. Addressing delegates at the Sustainable Energy Technology Asia 2018 conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Rising noted that nuclear power generation is growing rapidly in Asia, having increased by 35% over the last five years.

Reformed EU Emissions Trading System approved

28 February 2018

The revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for its next phase (2021-2030) was approved by the Council of the European Union yesterday. Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, welcomed the reform but said more must be done to decarbonise Europe's economy.

Harmony vision presented in Brussels

13 December 2017

Agneta Rising - Brussels - Dec 2017 - 48World Nuclear Association yesterday presented its Harmony programme to members of Foratom, the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. Harmony is the nuclear industry vision for the future of electricity and how nuclear energy can help the world achieve its 2-degree climate target.