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New Bruce Power business to focus on nuclear-complimentary technologies

New Bruce Power business to focus on nuclear-complimentary technologies

Bruce Power has today launched Bruce Power Net Zero Inc to leverage the net-zero generation provided by Bruce's nuclear power plants to enable the company to achieve its own ambition to be net-zero by 2027 and support Ontario and Canada in reaching net-zero by 2050. The new entity is led by Bruce Power Chief Development Officer and EVP Operational Services James Scongack.

Energy & Environment 21 October 2021


Nuclear part of UK's strategy for reaching net-zero

Nuclear part of UK's strategy for reaching net-zero

The UK government today published its Net Zero Strategy, setting out how the country will deliver on its commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. New nuclear plays a significant part of this strategy, which includes investment of GBP120 million (USD166 million) towards the development of nuclear projects through the Future Nuclear Enabling Fund.

Energy & Environment 19 October 2021


Putin: German nuclear phase out 'does not make any sense'

Putin: German nuclear phase out 'does not make any sense'

Russia has set a target of 2060 to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions, President Vladimir Putin has told Russian Energy Week 2021. Counting nuclear exports as contributing towards global decarbonisation and saying Germany's phase out "does not make any sense", he said that he thinks energy system decisions should be made by experts.

Energy & Environment 19 October 2021


IAEA takes the case for nuclear to COP26

IAEA takes the case for nuclear to COP26

The International Atomic Energy Agency has made the full case for nuclear to be deployed rapidly to enable the phase out of coal in a new Nuclear Energy for a Net Zero World brochure. The organisation is taking it to next month's COP26 climate change meeting to argue for evidence-based policy and "ramped up" investment in nuclear.

Energy & Environment 18 October 2021


IEA calls for commitments at COP26 to reach net-zero

IEA calls for commitments at COP26 to reach net-zero

The transition to a clean energy system is still progressing too slowly for the world to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency says in the latest edition of its World Energy Outlook, published today. However, it says a new energy economy is emerging around the world as solar, wind, electric vehicles and other low-carbon technologies flourish. The report provides analysis of how the world can still move towards a pathway that would have a good chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

Energy & Environment 13 October 2021


Ten EU nations call for nuclear's inclusion in taxonomy

Ten EU nations call for nuclear's inclusion in taxonomy

Nuclear energy must be included in the framework of the European taxonomy before the end of this year, energy and economy ministers from ten EU member states said in a joint article published in several European newspapers yesterday. The ministers said nuclear energy is "an affordable, stable and independent energy resource". The Czech Ministry of Energy described the nations as a 'Nuclear Alliance'.

Energy & Environment 11 October 2021


UK commits to decarbonise electricity system by 2035

UK commits to decarbonise electricity system by 2035

The UK government has announced plans to decarbonise the country's power system by 2035, instead of the previous target of 2050. The plan focuses on building a secure, home-grown energy sector - including nuclear energy - that reduces reliance on fossil fuels and exposure to volatile global wholesale energy prices.

Energy & Environment 08 October 2021


US DOE funds hydrogen production from nuclear power

US DOE funds hydrogen production from nuclear power

A project to demonstrate the production of clean hydrogen energy from nuclear power at the Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona is to receive USD20 million in federal funding as part of US Department of Energy efforts to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen to USD1 per kilogram. The announcement comes as DOE marks Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.

Energy & Environment 08 October 2021


US EIA projects continued rise in energy-related CO2 emissions

US EIA projects continued rise in energy-related CO2 emissions

Global energy consumption and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are set to increase in the period to 2050 as a result of population and economic growth if current policy and technology trends continue, according to the US Energy Information Administration's International Energy Outlook 2021 which has been published this week. Although worldwide nuclear generation increases by 15% throughout the projection period, nuclear generation in OECD regions decreases by almost one-third.

Energy & Environment 08 October 2021


Nuclear needed for hydrogen production, study says

Nuclear needed for hydrogen production, study says

To facilitate rapid decarbonisation and cut dependency on fossil fuels, both nuclear energy and renewables are needed for power and hydrogen production, a new independent study has concluded. The study, by Aurora Energy Research, investigates the benefits of deploying both nuclear and renewables for hydrogen production, to support the energy transition and meet UK climate targets.

Energy & Environment 27 September 2021