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France needs nuclear for energy transition, says SFEN

Energy and Environment

23 February 2017

The French Nuclear Society says the country needs to maintain its nuclear power generation capacity to raise the share of electricity from renewable sources without increasing the cost of electricity production. In a white paper it suggests ways in which this can be achieved.

Positive future for nuclear, Amano tells summit

Nuclear Policies

15 February 2017

Nuclear power will play an important role in meeting the world's future energy needs, International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano told the World Government Summit in Dubai yesterday.

Nuclear more competitive than fossil fuels: report

Energy and Environment

09 February 2017

"Nuclear power generation technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector," British consultancy Lloyd's Register says in a report published today. The report, titled Technology Radar - a Nuclear Perspective, is based on the "insights and opinions of leaders across the sector", as well as the views of almost 600 professionals and experts from utilities, distributors, operators and equipment manufacturers.

Foratom says reforms to Europe's ETS insufficient

Energy and Environment

21 February 2017

Foratom has welcomed the European Parliament's approval of European Commission proposals to reform the bloc's Emissions Trading System (ETS). The European nuclear trade body added, however, the carbon price needs to increase  significantly in order to boost investment in low-carbon energy sources.

European Commission sees progress on Energy Union

Energy and Environment

14 February 2017

As the European Commission reports on progress made in delivering and implementing the Energy Union, trade body Foratom has highlighted the importance of nuclear energy in achieving the project's objectives.

China to drive global nuclear power growth

Energy and Environment

26 January 2017

China's rapid nuclear expansion program is expected to account for nearly three-quarters of the global increase in nuclear generation by 2035, according to the latest Energy Outlook from oil and gas giant BP.