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Study highlights benefits of SMRs to Canadian industries

Study highlights benefits of SMRs to Canadian industries

Small modular reactors are well-equipped to drive cost-efficient decarbonisation of Canada's heavy industries, research conducted by EnviroEconomics and Navius Research on behalf of the Canadian Nuclear Association has concluded. The research studied the economic and climate implications of employing SMRs in Canada's high-emitting industrial sectors.

New Nuclear 01 April 2021


Nuclear is integral to clean energy transition, says IEA's Birol

Nuclear is integral to clean energy transition, says IEA's Birol

International Energy Agency Director General Fatih Birol today highlighted the role that nuclear power can play in the global fight against climate change. Birol was speaking to delegates on a webinar for the launch of the IEA report Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Japan 2021.

Energy & Environment 04 March 2021


Nuclear crucial to Japan meeting climate goals, says IEA

Nuclear crucial to Japan meeting climate goals, says IEA

Ten years after the March 2011 earthquake and subsequent accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant resulted in significant disruption to its energy supply, Japan has made visible progress towards realising its vision of an efficient, resilient and sustainable energy system, the International Energy Agency said today. However, it warned the country must act quickly if it is to achieve its ambition of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. The restart of its idled nuclear power reactors will help it reach that goal, the IEA said.

Energy & Environment 04 March 2021


NEA assesses the cause and impact of Fukushima accident

NEA assesses the cause and impact of Fukushima accident

As work to decommission the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and revitalise the surrounding area continues, there are many ways international communities can learn, assist Japan and support each other, according to a new report from OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. Published today, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the disaster, the report summarises the circumstances of the accident, the current status of the site, and lessons learned. It also considers the challenges that lie ahead and makes policy recommendations.

Regulation & Safety 03 March 2021


China on course to lead in nuclear by 2030, says IEA

China on course to lead in nuclear by 2030, says IEA

China will have the world's largest nuclear power fleet within a decade, while most of the units in longstanding nuclear regions - Japan, the European Union and the USA - are facing the end of their original 40-year design lifetime, Brent Wanner, lead of World Energy Outlook Power Sector Modelling & Analysis at the International Energy Agency, said yesterday. Without policy support for the long-term operation of the existing fleet, this trend is certain to continue, he told delegates at the High-Level Workshop on Nuclear Power in Clean Energy Transitions, which the IEA held jointly with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Nuclear Policies 03 March 2021


Global CO2 emissions continue upward trend despite pandemic

Global CO2 emissions continue upward trend despite pandemic

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell by 5.8% in 2020, primarily due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel and economic activities, according to the International Energy Agency. However, after hitting a low in April, global emissions rebounded strongly and rose above 2019 levels in December.

Energy & Environment 02 March 2021


ANS task force calls for boost in federal R&D funding

ANS task force calls for boost in federal R&D funding

A near doubling in annual federal appropriated funding levels for core nuclear research and development activities is needed to ensure the commercial deployment of US advanced reactors in the 2030s, a task force commissioned by the American Nuclear Society has concluded. The group said the additional funding will help meet the Biden Administration's climate goals.

Nuclear Policies 18 February 2021


Finance needn't be harder than physics, says NIA chairman

Finance needn't be harder than physics, says NIA chairman

The UK, as host of the next round of UN climate talks, must take the opportunity to show how nuclear energy is essential to decarbonisation, Tim Stone, chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association, said at a Westminster Energy Forum conference last week. "In fact, I would go as far as to say: No nuclear? No net zero."

Nuclear Policies 18 February 2021


Launch of SMILE plant ageing management project

Launch of SMILE plant ageing management project

A virtual meeting was held on 13-14 January to launch the new Studsvik Material Integrity Life Extension project. The five-year project, supported by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, aims to investigate and improve the understanding of materials ageing and degradation in metallic components during the operation of a nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 29 January 2021


Pre-startup peer review conducted remotely at Chinese reactor

Pre-startup peer review conducted remotely at Chinese reactor

The World Association of Nuclear Operators has completed a pre-startup peer review of unit 6 at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. Travel restrictions amid the pandemic meant the review of the domestically-designed ACPR1000 was carried out using local experts on-site with WANO experts participating remotely.

Regulation & Safety 28 January 2021