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OPG includes SMR plans in net-zero strategy

OPG includes SMR plans in net-zero strategy

Ontario Power Generation has committed to being a net-zero carbon company by 2040, and to help the markets where it operates to achieve net-zero carbon economies by 2050. These are the two major goals established in its newly released Climate Change Plan that aims to drive efficient, economy-wide decarbonisation and economic renewal, while protecting the environment. Siting a small modular reactor at its Darlington site is one of the actions to achieve its aims.

Energy & Environment 27 November 2020


Stop talking about Utopia, says Tupper

Stop talking about Utopia, says Tupper

The time has come to stop thinking about competition between different energy sources and instead look at how they can work together to achieve climate neutrality, Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada Shawn Tupper said yesterday.

Energy & Environment 26 November 2020


Head of EDF calls for Europe to include nuclear in Green Deal

Head of EDF calls for Europe to include nuclear in Green Deal

The European Commission should include nuclear among the clean energy technologies that will be financed under the Green Deal low-carbon policy, EDF chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy said today in an online chat with International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol. Several European countries, he noted, are relying on nuclear generation to help them meet their energy and climate goals.

Energy & Environment 25 November 2020


Energy regulator explores key drivers of Canadian energy to 2050

Energy regulator explores key drivers of Canadian energy to 2050

Fossil fuels will still make up more than 60% of Canada's fuel mix in 2050 without an accelerated energy transition, a new report from the Canada Energy Regulator has found. The report is the first in CER's Energy Futures series to extend the projection period to 2050 and introduces a new scenario to complement the series' traditional baseline projection.

Energy & Environment 25 November 2020


EC considers nuclear a low-carbon source of hydrogen

EC considers nuclear a low-carbon source of hydrogen

The European Commission will consider hydrogen produced from nuclear power as "low-carbon", Paula Abreu Marques, head of unit for renewables and CCS policy at the European Commission's energy directorate told the European Parliament on 16 November.

Energy & Environment 19 November 2020


S&P sees limited role for nuclear in EU energy transition

S&P sees limited role for nuclear in EU energy transition

The European Union's clean energy transition "leaves a number of legacy technologies on the side" with an approach that is "more political economy than market economy", an analyst from S&P Global Ratings’ Infrastructure and Utilities practice said this week.

Energy & Environment 18 November 2020


DOE publishes strategic framework for hydrogen effort

DOE publishes strategic framework for hydrogen effort

The US Department of Energy yesterday released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for its hydrogen research, development, and demonstration activities. The plan, which reinforces DOE's commitment to develop the technologies that can enable hydrogen expansion in the USA, incorporates the RD&D efforts of multiple DOE offices to advance the production, transport, storage, and use of hydrogen across different sectors of the economy.

Energy & Environment 13 November 2020


Nuclear power can speed progress in the developing world

Nuclear power can speed progress in the developing world

If the world is to win the fight against climate change, it is vital that developing countries, including those on the African continent, adopt low-carbon electricity systems that can also keep pace with increased demand created by population growth. This was the message of Philippe Costes, senior advisor to the director general of World Nuclear Association, to participants in the Power & Electricity World Africa 2020 conference held on 6 November.

Energy & Environment 12 November 2020


USA formally withdraws from Paris Agreement

USA formally withdraws from Paris Agreement

The UN Climate Change secretariat said yesterday that it "remains committed to working with all US stakeholders and partners around the world" as it noted that the USA's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement three years ago had formally come into effect. In a joint statement with Chile, France, Italy and the UK, it said: "There is no greater responsibility than protecting our planet and people from the threat of climate change".

Energy & Environment 05 November 2020


Multinational team to develop MSR-based marine reactor

Multinational team to develop MSR-based marine reactor

A team including Core Power (UK) Ltd, Southern Company, TerraPower and Orano USA has applied to take part in cost-share risk reduction awards under the US Department of Energy's Advanced Reactor Demonstration Programme to build a proof-of-concept for a medium-scale commercial-grade marine reactor based on molten salt reactor technology.

Energy & Environment 04 November 2020