Climate change rss

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.

BHP Billiton sees climate opportunities

Energy and Environment

01 October 2015

Increasing demand for uranium would help commodity producer BHP Billiton to remain strong in a carbon-constrained world, according to a newly published analysis of the potential effects of climate change on the multi-commodity company's portfolio.

Amano focuses IAEA on development

Nuclear Policies

14 September 2015

Amano - GC 2015 - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency is working to expand its role in international development, separate from its well known areas of nuclear energy safety, security and non-proliferation. Nuclear should be given "appropriate consideration" at upcoming climate talks said director general Yukiya Amano.

EU nuclear trade body calls for 100 new reactors by 2050

Energy and Environment

05 October 2015

The European Union should maintain at least the current capacity of nuclear generation up to and beyond 2050, entailing the commissioning of more than 100 nuclear power reactors over the next 35 years, Foratom said 2 October. This target would deliver 122 GWe of nuclear capacity between 2025 and 2045.

Nuclear power can address two 'existential threats', says former US official

Nuclear Policies

16 September 2015

The nuclear power industry has a unique role to play in tackling two "existential threats" facing all humanity - climate change and nuclear war, Daniel Poneman, president and CEO of Centrus Energy Corp told delegates at the World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium in London last week. From 2009 to 2014, Poneman was US deputy secretary of energy and also served as the COO of the US Department of Energy.

Mixed messages hinder growth in nuclear energy

Nuclear Policies

10 September 2015

Future electricity systems cannot be based entirely on renewable energy sources, delegates at the World Nuclear Association's annual Symposium in London heard today. However, they were told a new energy narrative is needed to overcome the mixed messages from the nuclear industry that has stymied public support.