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India and UK sign civil nuclear agreement, discuss climate change

Nuclear Policies

13 November 2015

India and Britain yesterday signed a civil nuclear agreement, reaffirming the importance of addressing climate change and promoting "secure, affordable and sustainable supplies of energy". The agreement was signed on the first day of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day official visit to Britain.

IEA sees global energy transition

Energy and Environment

10 November 2015

There are signs of a global energy transition, with low-carbon technologies expected to generate almost half of the world's electricity by 2040, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Nuclear's share of global electricity generation is set to remain around the current level.

Nuclear part of climate-energy solution, says IAEA

Energy and Environment

21 October 2015

Nuclear power can make a "significant contribution" to combatting climate change - "one of the most important environmental challenges facing the world today" - while providing energy for economic growth, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

WEC sees progress in meeting energy trilemma

Energy and Environment

11 November 2015

There have been overall improvements across the three dimensions of the energy trilemma - energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability - the latest Energy Trilemma Index from the World Energy Council suggests. However, WEC said countries face challenges in developing a balanced approach to their energy policy.

Future energy system needs nuclear, says UK academy

Energy and Environment

23 October 2015

A fundamental restructuring of the whole energy system is needed if the UK is to meet the so-called energy 'trilemma' of affordability, security and decarbonization, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering. It is essential that nuclear remains part of that system, it says.

Draft climate agreement presented to governments

Energy and Environment

06 October 2015

The United Nations (UN) working group tasked with negotiating a new universal climate change agreement has issued the first comprehensive draft of the agreement in the lead-up to the forthcoming COP 21 climate change conference.