Perspectives

Perspectives
Viewpoint: It's time to let the world know we can safely manage nuclear waste

Viewpoint: It's time to let the world know we can safely manage nuclear waste

While many agree the benefits of using nuclear energy to fight climate change and build energy security are clear, there is still a major hurdle to overcome before it is widely accepted as a safe and clean part of the energy mix: the perception that the nuclear industry has a waste "problem", writes Laurie Swami, president and CEO of Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization.

Perspectives 19 January 2023


Viewpoint: The importance of young people in nuclear

Viewpoint: The importance of young people in nuclear

The President of the International Youth Nuclear Congress, Lena Andriolo, on what young people can bring to the nuclear sector.

Perspectives 28 November 2022


Podcast: Ingemar Engkvist on WANO's key industry role, plus nuclear at COP27

Podcast: Ingemar Engkvist on WANO's key industry role, plus nuclear at COP27

The World Association of Nuclear Operators' CEO Ingemar Engkvist explains how the organisation's members are like a family.

Perspectives 01 December 2022


Viewpoint: Bilbao y León reflects on nuclear's presence at COP27 

Viewpoint: Bilbao y León reflects on nuclear's presence at COP27 

Sharm El-Sheikh marked the first time the global nuclear community had a large pavilion in the Blue Zone, at the heart of COP27, writes World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León.

Perspectives 29 November 2022


Podcast: Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel on why time is right for Westinghouse deal

Podcast: Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel on why time is right for Westinghouse deal

Tim Gitzel explains the thinking behind the Cameco, Brookfield Renewable and Westinghouse deal - and why he thinks the nuclear industry is up to the challenge of playing a critical role in providing clean energy for generations to come.

Perspectives 01 November 2022


Speech: Five steps to change the paradigm on SMRs

Speech: Five steps to change the paradigm on SMRs

A paradigm shift is needed to enable safe deployment with the speed and magnitude required, said Rumina Velshi in her remarks to the 4th International Conference on Generation IV and Small Reactors.

Perspectives 25 October 2022


Podcast: What nuclear industry says is needed to meet surging energy demand

Podcast: What nuclear industry says is needed to meet surging energy demand

Harmonisation of regulation, new financing options and proper pricing for nuclear energy were among the priorities raised at World Nuclear Symposium..

Perspectives 01 October 2022


Viewpoint: What I learned as a mentor at WNU's Summer Institute

Viewpoint: What I learned as a mentor at WNU's Summer Institute

Seeing the fellows turn their diversity to an advantage was among the key takeaways from his experience as a mentor at World Nuclear University, writes former Centrus chief operating officer Bob Van Namen.

Perspectives 14 October 2022


Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Also in this edition, Elizabeth Muller, CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, outlines its ambitions to "solve" the nuclear waste disposal issue.

Perspectives 01 September 2022


Viewpoint: Bilbao y León and Grossi on nuclear's opportunities and challenges

Viewpoint: Bilbao y León and Grossi on nuclear's opportunities and challenges

World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León and International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi say nuclear can, and will, rise to the energy challenge, in their addresses to World Nuclear Symposium 2022.

Perspectives 09 September 2022