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IEA meeting considers future of nuclear

Nuclear Policies

02 July 2018

IEA high-level meeting - June 2018 - 48The International Energy Agency (IEA) has held a high-level meeting to identify the key issues faced by nuclear energy and to explore its future. Under current policies, together with limited investment in new reactors, nuclear's contribution to the energy mix in developed economies is set to decline significantly, the meeting heard.

IAEA emphasises vital role of uranium

Uranium and Fuel

27 June 2018

Yukiya_Amano_(Calma-IAEA)-48For the foreseeable future, most new nuclear power technologies will still run, wholly or partially, on uranium, so it is important that this vital resource is mined, produced and managed sustainably, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano said this week. It is also essential to take full account of environmental concerns, "both to ensure public acceptance today and to avoid troubling legacy issues in the future", he added.

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.

WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

Regulation and Safety

27 June 2018

The World Association of Nuclear Operators has announced completion of 12 projects it identified in 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan. The projects involved more than 460 commercial power plants worldwide.

Alliance launched to highlight nuclear on world stage

Energy and Environment

24 May 2018

NICE Future launch - 48The USA, Canada and Japan today launched the Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) initiative partnership at a side event to the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The aim is to bring a discussion on innovation and advanced nuclear energy systems to the international meeting.

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.