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New York includes nuclear in clean energy portfolio

Nuclear Policies

22 January 2016

Ginna_(Exelon)_48The State of New York Public Service Commission yesterday ruled that non-carbon-emitting generation resources including nuclear power plants must be included in the state's Clean Energy Standard portfolio. The CES is to include a support mechanism for upstate nuclear power plants at risk of closure for economic reasons.

Climate conference reaches agreement

Energy and Environment

14 December 2015

Paris_Agreement_(UNFCCC)_48UPDATED Nations meeting at the United Nations COP21 climate change conference in Paris yesterday adopted a universal agreement on actions to combat climate change to keep the increase in global temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Nuclear important for sustainable energy future, says IAEA

Energy and Environment

08 December 2015

Mikhail_Chudakov_COP21_(IAEA-D_Shropshire)_48International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) deputy director general Mikhail Chudakov has called on world leaders to consider nuclear power as an important contributor to a sustainable energy future at the COP21 climate conference in Paris.

Bill seeks to stimulate US nuclear innovation

Nuclear Policies

13 January 2016

A US House of Representatives committee has approved a bipartisan bill to support federal research and development (R&D) and stimulate private investment in advanced nuclear reactor technologies. The approval came as President Barack Obama said the country must move away from "dirty energy".

Low-carbon market signals needed to tackle climate change

Energy and Environment

09 December 2015

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, said today that governments serious about nuclear power should find the right frameworks to attract investors in order to overcome the challenges of large investments in liberalised markets.

Academics at Paris talks make plea for nuclear power

Energy and Environment

04 December 2015

James_Hansen_(JCobb)_48Four leading climate scientists called for a major expansion of nuclear power as an essential measure to avoid dangerous man-made climate change over the next century. Speaking at the COP21 climate conference in Paris yesterday, James Hansen, Tom Wigley, Ken Caldeira and Kerry Emanuel urged world leaders to ensure that nuclear power is deployed alongside renewables.