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Rising: Nuclear surge builds sustainable energy mix

Nuclear Policies

15 May 2018

AR_Atomexepo_2018_(WNA)-48A surge in new nuclear plants coming online is helping to build a sustainable global energy mix, reduce emissions and meet electricity demand, but more is needed, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the Atomexpo 2018 conference yesterday.

Barakah 1 construction formally complete

New Nuclear

26 March 2018

Barakah_completion_ceremony(Cheong_Wa-Dae)-48President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today attended a ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction at the United Arab Emirates' first nuclear power reactor.

Rising says UK should aim for 50% nuclear

Nuclear Policies

28 February 2018

An experienced nuclear country like the UK should aim to have nuclear accounting for around 50% of its electricity mix, according to World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising. She was speaking at the Civil Nuclear Showcase conference in London on 27 February.

Nuclear growth on track for Harmony

Nuclear Policies

23 April 2018

Agneta_Rising_WNFC_2018_(WNFC)-48Nuclear growth is at a 25-year high driven by the need for clean and reliable electricity, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference last week. While market problems persist in the USA, China's rate of nuclear approvals is picking up, other keynote speakers said.

Rising: Asia needs nuclear for clean and reliable electricity

Energy and Environment

21 March 2018

Asia needs nuclear energy to meet its economic, energy and environmental goals, but such plans are still in the development phase in the South East region of the continent, Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association, said today. Addressing delegates at the Sustainable Energy Technology Asia 2018 conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Rising noted that nuclear power generation is growing rapidly in Asia, having increased by 35% over the last five years.

Indonesia 'can meet needs with nuclear power'

Nuclear Policies

07 February 2018

World Nuclear Spotlight Indonesia 2018 - 48UPDATED World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising said today that nuclear power can help Indonesia meet its economic, energy and environmental goals. Speaking at the opening of World Nuclear Spotlight Indonesia 2018, in Jakarta, Rising said she welcomed the Indonesian government's commitment to supporting innovative nuclear technology.