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A sustainable future has diversity at its heart

A sustainable future has diversity at its heart

World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising said today that the changes needed to transition to a more sustainable future will not happen without the participation of a diverse workforce, and the greater inclusion of women. Speaking to participants in a side event to the International Atomic Energy Agency's 64th General Conference, Rising said the energy sector remains one of the most gender-imbalanced, and that the nuclear sector was no exception.

Nuclear Policies 24 September 2020


Innovation is key to nuclear's future, says Rising

Innovation is key to nuclear's future, says Rising

Nuclear innovation is driving improvement in all parts of the industry, enhancing reliability, efficiency, economics and flexibility, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the International Atomic Energy Agency's Scientific Forum 2020 today. She said innovation is accelerating the development and commercialisation of small modular reactors opening up additional applications for nuclear energy.

New Nuclear 22 September 2020


IAEA head calls for nuclear to have a place in all debates

IAEA head calls for nuclear to have a place in all debates

Nuclear power must be included in all debates about the clean energy transition and tackling climate change, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today at the opening session of the Agency's Scientific Forum 2020. Panellists in the first session agreed there were issues that the industry must address in order to support its messages about the benefits of nuclear energy.

Energy & Environment 22 September 2020


Uzbekistan on track for IAEA mission this year, says energy minister

Uzbekistan on track for IAEA mission this year, says energy minister

Uzbekistan is "making great strides" in developing its nuclear and regulatory infrastructure in strong partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Uzbek Minister of Energy Alisher Sultanov told participants in the 64th IAEA General Conference yesterday. Speaking via video-link to the annual event in Vienna, Sultanov provided an update on the Central Asian country’s new nuclear power programme.

New Nuclear 22 September 2020


IAEA is there to help with every global challenge, says Grossi

IAEA is there to help with every global challenge, says Grossi

The fight against the coronavirus pandemic has underscored the important role the International Atomic Energy Agency plays in the major crises the world faces, its director general, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said today in his opening address to the 64th regular session of the IAEA General Conference. These remarks were in addition to his formal statement published by the agency while he was speaking to the conference's participants, both those present at the IAEA's headquarters in Vienna and those watching via livestreaming of the event.

Regulation & Safety 21 September 2020


IAEA is 'fair and firm' with Iran, says Grossi

IAEA is 'fair and firm' with Iran, says Grossi

The IAEA continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement, and evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities continue, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today in his opening address to the 64th regular session of IAEA General Conference.

Regulation & Safety 21 September 2020


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Ringhals 3

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Ringhals 3

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts today completed a review of the long-term operational safety of unit 3 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. The team assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 18 September 2020


Viewpoint: Time to appoint a National Focal Point on denial of shipments

Viewpoint: Time to appoint a National Focal Point on denial of shipments

As Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency gather in Vienna this week for the annual General Conference, they should consider making universal the appointment of a National Focal Point on denials of shipment of radioactive materials to boost security of supply of medical isotopes, write Natanael Bruno and Serge Gorlin, co-chairs of the Transport Facilitation Working Group.

Perspectives 22 September 2020


IAEA fellowship aims to bridge gender gap in the nuclear

IAEA fellowship aims to bridge gender gap in the nuclear

The International Atomic Energy Agency is accepting applications for its Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme. The programme, launched in March, aims to encourage young women to pursue a career in nuclear science and technology, nuclear safety and security, or non-proliferation.

New Nuclear 17 September 2020


IAEA forecasts doubling of nuclear capacity by 2050 in 'high case'

IAEA forecasts doubling of nuclear capacity by 2050 in 'high case'

The International Atomic Energy Agency has released its latest projections for energy, electricity and nuclear power trends through 2050. Compared with the previous year, the 2020 projections are largely unchanged. Under the high case scenario, IAEA analysts expect an increase of global nuclear electrical generating capacity by 82% to 715 GWe. Under the low case scenario, it will fall by 7% to 363 GWe.

Energy & Environment 17 September 2020