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Magwood outlines Nuclear Energy Agency's response to pandemic

Magwood outlines Nuclear Energy Agency's response to pandemic

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency is supporting its members as they adjust to the environment created by the COVID-19 crisis and establishing a means for rapid exchange of ideas and best practices, the Paris-based intergovernmental organisation's director general, William Magwood, said yesterday.

Covid-19 09 April 2020


Interview: Nuclear operators face a bright future

Interview: Nuclear operators face a bright future

Leading the World Association of Nuclear Operators at a time when respect is growing for nuclear energy as a reliable and low-carbon source of electricity is an exciting prospect, its new CEO and chairman, respectively, Ingemar Engkvist and Tom Mitchell, said in an interview with World Nuclear News. Speaking at the organisation's London headquarters recently, they said their enthusiasm in leading WANO into its fourth decade reflects not only their passion for the industry but also their optimism about its future.

Perspectives 20 March 2020


Canada, UK strengthen nuclear collaboration

Canada, UK strengthen nuclear collaboration

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory have agreed an action plan to boost collaboration in energy, medical isotopes, waste management and decommissioning, while the Canadian Nuclear Association and the UK's Nuclear Industry Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in promoting nuclear technologies.

 

Corporate 06 March 2020


UK industry urges fresh approach to new build funding 

UK industry urges fresh approach to new build funding 

The UK's Nuclear Industry Association has called on the government to produce a financing mechanism that supports investment in new build projects. The government announced in June 2018 that it would review the viability of a Regulated Asset Base model, but it has yet to respond to a public consultation on the Treasury's proposal that took place last year.

Nuclear Policies 05 March 2020


Barakah unit ready for operation, WANO finds

Barakah unit ready for operation, WANO finds

A team from the World Association of Nuclear Operators has concluded that unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi is ready to start up. The Pre-Start Up Review - a globally recognised nuclear industry assessment conducted in line with international industry standards set by WANO - took place in November.

New Nuclear 28 January 2020


Mothers for Nuclear urge understanding of nuclear as safe, clean energy

Mothers for Nuclear urge understanding of nuclear as safe, clean energy

In a letter to the Financial Times, Heather Hoff and Kristin Zaitz of Mothers for Nuclear write that nuclear power is the safest way to generate reliable electricity. "Right now, across the US, we are closing perfectly good existing nuclear plants because of low natural gas prices and discriminatory policies that, in the name of climate action, support renewables but not carbon-free nuclear energy," they wrote.

Energy & Environment 02 January 2020


Energoatom to join WANO's Paris Centre from 2022

Energoatom to join WANO's Paris Centre from 2022

Energoatom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with the World  Association of Nuclear Operators' Paris Centre for all its future peer reviews, starting in 2022. The Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator is currently a member of WANO’s Moscow Centre.

Regulation & Safety 28 October 2019


World must value nuclear, says IEA chief

World must value nuclear, says IEA chief

The world must learn to value nuclear energy for its energy security and reliability attributes, but most of all for its contribution to reducing carbon emissions before it is too late, the International Energy Agency's Fatih Birol has told a US-EU high-level forum.
 

Energy & Environment 23 October 2019


The disconnect between climate action and reality

The disconnect between climate action and reality

Global efforts to tackle climate change are futile as long as opposition to nuclear power persists, delegates heard at the opening session of the International Atomic Energy Agency's International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power. It is the Vienna-based agency's first conference on this topic.

Energy & Environment 07 October 2019


Eurelectric calls for energy transition enablers

Eurelectric calls for energy transition enablers

The power sector supports the European Commission's goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the EU economy by 2050, the association of European electricity generators, Eurelectric, said. However, it has called for six "critical enablers" to be put in place to achieve this.

Energy & Environment 23 September 2019