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Cost and communication vital to reap nuclear benefits, panel finds

Cost and communication vital to reap nuclear benefits, panel finds

Nuclear power programmes can benefit society through the creation of high-quality employment opportunities while providing secure, reliable energy supplies, but the industry must make sure it engages in open and transparent communications with stakeholders, as well as being cost-competitive with all other forms of generation, if those benefits are to be realised. These were the feelings from an international high-level panel of nuclear industry and academic experts at World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Energy & Environment 15 September 2020


Investor confidence relies on public acceptance of nuclear

Investor confidence relies on public acceptance of nuclear

Driving investment towards nuclear energy projects depends strongly on the perception and evaluation of the costs associated with them, Leonam dos Santos GuimarĂ£es, CEO of Eletronuclear, told participants in World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum last week. Brazil has two nuclear reactors generating about 3% of its electricity, but construction of a third is currently stalled.

Nuclear Policies 14 September 2020


UK Citizens' Assembly demands action on climate change

UK Citizens' Assembly demands action on climate change

The first UK-wide citizens' assembly on climate change said today it has set out “a clear, internally consistent and timely path” for how the UK can reach its legally binding target of net-zero emissions by 2050 in its final report published today. In response, the UK Nuclear Industry Association said that the target of "four times as much clean power as now" will need nuclear power as part of the energy mix if this is to be achieved.

Energy & Environment 10 September 2020


Climate change is number one worry for Canadians, study finds

Climate change is number one worry for Canadians, study finds

One in three Canadians sees climate change or global warming as the number one "extremely serious" issue currently faced by the country, according to a newly released Canadian Nuclear Association study. Some 78% of those surveyed said they are very concerned about the negative impact of climate change on future generations.

Energy & Environment 07 September 2020


NWMO seeks public comment on used fuel transport plans

NWMO seeks public comment on used fuel transport plans

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation is seeking input from the public to help guide and shape its plans for the transportation of used nuclear fuel from reactor sites to a deep geological repository in the 2040s.

Waste & Recycling 18 August 2020


TVO submits EIA programme on very low-level waste disposal

TVO submits EIA programme on very low-level waste disposal

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has today submitted an environmental impact assessment programme to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment on very low-level radioactive waste disposal at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant. The alternatives are constructing a new near-surface disposal facility or expanding the deep geological repository currently in use.

Waste & Recycling 14 August 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


UK sets out siting factors for geological radwaste disposal

UK sets out siting factors for geological radwaste disposal

Radioactive Waste Management Limited, the company tasked with developing a Geological Disposal Facility in the UK, has set out its approach to GDF site evaluation in England and Wales, following a consultation process. It says that safety, opportunities for communities, and protection of the environment are key considerations as part of its evaluation.

Waste & Recycling 19 February 2020


Second injunction keeps Ikata reactor offline

Second injunction keeps Ikata reactor offline

The Hiroshima High Court today imposed a temporary injunction on the operation of unit 3 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture, currently in a maintenance outage. Operator Shikoku Electric Power Company said it will appeal the decision, the second injunction to be imposed on the unit since it was restarted in 2016.

Regulation & Safety 17 January 2020


Australians support lifting nuclear ban

Australians support lifting nuclear ban

More Australians support lifting the country's ban on the use of nuclear energy than oppose it, a new poll conducted for the Minerals Council of Australia has found. The survey also found that over half those polled were not aware that nuclear energy is banned in Australia.

Nuclear Policies 03 December 2019