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Ukraine confirms no change to radiation levels from forest fire

Ukraine confirms no change to radiation levels from forest fire

A forest fire on the western tip of the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine has not affected background radiation levels, state authorities said today.

Energy & Environment 06 April 2020


Russia drafts strategy for low-carbon development

Russia drafts strategy for low-carbon development

Russia's Ministry for Economic Development last week published a draft strategy for low-carbon development to 2050. The strategy's basic scenario would see nuclear output grow from 203 TWh in 2017 to 225 TWh in 2030 and 260 TWh in 2050.

Energy & Environment 01 April 2020


UK must address generation gap in support for nuclear, study shows

UK must address generation gap in support for nuclear, study shows

There is a low level of awareness among young people in the UK that nuclear power is a low-carbon source of energy, according to research commissioned by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. This shows that the government needs to ensure that nuclear is included in all its communications about low-carbon power and energy sources, IMechE said.

Energy & Environment 16 March 2020


Young will change narrative on nuclear, says ANSTO

Young will change narrative on nuclear, says ANSTO

Public perception of nuclear power "has been defined almost by its failures rather than by its successes", and the industry has thus adopted a defensive posture, Adi Paterson, CEO of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation told delegates at the International Youth Nuclear Congress on 9 March. The challenge now for the 250 IYNC attendees is: "How to change the narrative of nuclear in a deep and profound way," he said.

Energy & Environment 10 March 2020


COP26 president presents opportunities from low-carbon goals

COP26 president presents opportunities from low-carbon goals

The United Nations' climate talks this year can be a moment where the world comes together to ramp up momentum towards a climate-resilient, zero-carbon economy, COP26 President Designate Alok Sharma told UN Member States at the organisation's headquarters in New York on 6 March. Sharma said it was time to "send out a message of ambition and hope, that decarbonisation is the future, with huge opportunities for those who are willing to act now".

Energy & Environment 09 March 2020


Georgia Power completes Vogtle fuel order

Georgia Power completes Vogtle fuel order

Georgia Power has ordered the first nuclear fuel load for Vogtle unit 4. This means all the initial fuel that will be needed to start up the first nuclear power units to be built in the USA in 30 years has now been ordered. The first load of fuel for Vogtle unit 3 was ordered last July.

Energy & Environment 06 March 2020


Grossi thanks France for leading role in nuclear power

Grossi thanks France for leading role in nuclear power

France's support to the International Atomic Energy Agency's technical cooperation programme "goes a long way" in helping African countries get access to nuclear technology and expertise in the areas of food and agriculture and cancer care, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian yesterday.

Energy & Environment 04 March 2020


Leningrad II unit 1 cuts cooling water usage by 15%

Leningrad II unit 1 cuts cooling water usage by 15%

The VVER-1200 unit added to the site of the Leningrad nuclear power plant has enabled a reduction in the use of cooling water - sourced from the Baltic Sea - by nearly 15%, Rosatom said last week. Reducing the consumption of this natural resource has a positive effect on the environment and reduces the plant's water usage costs, the Russian state nuclear corporation added. The plant draws seawater from Koporskiy Bay, which lies in the southern part of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic.

Energy & Environment 02 March 2020


Canadian partnership launches electric vehicle charging network

Canadian partnership launches electric vehicle charging network

Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One have launched a new company, Ivy Charging Network, which plans to install a new network of fast-chargers for electric vehicles in Ontario by the end of 2021. The Canadian government is investing CAD8 million (USD6 million) in the project which it says will help the transition to a clean energy future.

Energy & Environment 18 February 2020


IEA head calls for grand coalition to address climate

IEA head calls for grand coalition to address climate

A "grand coalition" of all stakeholders is needed to address the challenge of climate change, International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol said yesterday during the latest in the Paris-based organisation's Big Ideas speaker series. This must involve the energy sector, he said, as it accounts for most of the world's carbon dioxide emissions.

Energy & Environment 13 February 2020