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NEA head highlights challenges facing nuclear power

Nuclear Policies

11 May 2016

William D. Magwood, IV, director general of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), highlighted some of the issues hindering the prospects of nuclear power at a two-day conference that started today at the organisation's headquarters in Paris. These issues include the impact of deregulated electricity markets, the place of natural gas in the context of efforts to curb global emissions of CO2, and the myths surrounding the costs of building a nuclear power plant.

Rosatom and KAIF extend cooperation

Corporate

21 April 2016

Rosatom-KAIF MOU - 48The Korea Atomic Industrial Forum has signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate with Rosatom subsidiary Rosatom International Network. The agreement aims to enhance communications between the Russian and Korean nuclear power industries.

Nuclear plays 'vital' role in UK economy, statistics show

Energy and Environment

11 April 2016

The UK's Nuclear Industry Association has welcomed new official data from the Office for National Statistics which it said shows the "vital contribution nuclear power generation makes to the economy". The statistics, released for the first time and part of the low-carbon and renewable energy data series, show nuclear generation and new build activities contributed £3.5 billion to the economy in 2014, with 15,500 people employed full time.

US organizations' plea to keep nuclear 'czar'

Nuclear Policies

10 May 2016

Four US organizations have urged the US administration to keep the position of director of nuclear energy policy at the National Security Council, saying that the so-called 'nuclear energy policy czar' is crucial to the coordination of US nuclear trade, security and climate policy.

Nuclear industry needs to improve communication

Regulation and Safety

14 April 2016

Safety and security are the "overriding and enduring priorities" of the nuclear power industry and plant operators "need to anticipate new safety concerns", such as terrorism and cyber security, EDF Energy CEO Vincent de Rivaz said at a conference in London today.

Energy-related carbon emissions hold steady for second year

Energy and Environment

16 March 2016

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions - the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions - stayed flat for a second year in a row, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced today following an analysis of preliminary date for 2015.