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Nuclear 'vital' to Sustainable Development Goals

Energy and Environment

29 September 2016

Agneta Rising - IAEA GC 2016 - 48Nuclear energy is relevant to "almost all" of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted last year by the United Nations General Assembly, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising said today. Rising spoke during the Scientific Forum of the International Atomic Energy Agency's 60th General Conference being held this week in Vienna.

Climate change agreement crosses threshold

Energy and Environment

22 September 2016

Ban_Ki-moon_Sept_2016_(UN-Bajornas)-48The Paris Climate Change Agreement crossed the first of two thresholds required for it to enter into force after 31 governments yesterday formally submitted their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

UK new nuclear developers pay tribute to EDF

New Nuclear

19 September 2016

Vincent_de_Rivaz_Sym2016_(WNA)-48The UK government's approval of EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C project has "blazed the trail" for other nuclear new build developers at home and abroad, delegates at the World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium heard last week.

IAEA sees growth in nuclear capacity to 2030

Nuclear Policies

28 September 2016

The International Atomic Energy Agency projects continued growth in nuclear electricity generating capacity to 2030, although at a slower pace than previously anticipated. The Agency highlights nuclear energy's role in meeting global climate and sustainable development goals.

Reactor restarts pivotal to Japan's energy policy, says IEA

Nuclear Policies

22 September 2016

The restart of Japan's nuclear power reactors is "critical" to the success of the country's energy policy, according to the International Energy Agency. However, it says nuclear power can only be restored provided that the highest safety standards can be met and public trust regained.

Achieving 1000 GWe of new capacity by 2050

Nuclear Policies

16 September 2016

The nuclear industry can achieve the momentum required to create an additional 1000 GWe of new capacity by 2050, Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, said yesterday. This target is essential, she said, if the world is to ensure the International Energy Agency's 2 Degree Scenario on climate change.