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Large-scale nuclear included in Australian cost report

Large-scale nuclear included in Australian cost report

Large-scale nuclear has been included for the first time in national science agency CSIRO's annual GenCost report, which has included small modular reactors since its inception in 2018.

Energy & Environment 22 May 2024


Estonian parliament begins preparations for nuclear power programme

Estonian parliament begins preparations for nuclear power programme

Members of Estonia's parliament, the Riigikogu, have submitted the draft resolution which will allow preparations to begin for the adoption of nuclear energy in the country and the creation of a suitable legislative and regulatory framework.

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2024


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WEC panelists welcome growth in support for nuclear power

WEC panelists welcome growth in support for nuclear power

The public and political perception of nuclear energy has significantly improved over the past few years, speakers agreed in a panel session during the recent World Energy Congress 2024.

Nuclear Policies 07 May 2024


Nuclear's role in reaching climate targets recognised by G7

Nuclear's role in reaching climate targets recognised by G7

The Group of Seven (G7) nations have committed to support the use of nuclear energy in those countries that opt to use it, a communique released at the end of the G7 Ministerial Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment in Turin, Italy, says.

Nuclear Policies 30 April 2024


Nuclear industry calls for continued G7 support

Nuclear industry calls for continued G7 support

Representatives of the nuclear industry have issued a statement calling for Group of Seven (G7) governments to embrace nuclear deployment as a strategic priority, by maximising use of existing nuclear power plants and setting clear plans for further deployment that would fulfil the targets they set at COP28, to triple global nuclear capacity.

Nuclear Policies 29 April 2024


Italy sees role for nuclear in hitting climate goals, says minister

Italy sees role for nuclear in hitting climate goals, says minister

Italian Energy Minister Gilberto Pichetto Fratin said he hopes there can be a discussion based on science about the renewed role of nuclear, specifically small modular reactors, in the country's future.

Energy & Environment 29 April 2024


Grid challenges add to need for more nuclear, WEC side-event told

Grid challenges add to need for more nuclear, WEC side-event told

Massive growth is expected in the global demand for electricity, which will require an expansion of both generation and the transmission system, speakers at a side event at the World Energy Congress 2024 agreed. Nuclear power will play an important role, they said, in ensuring the resilience of the future electricity system.

Energy & Environment 26 April 2024


Industry needs to translate nuclear ambitions into reality, panel says

Industry needs to translate nuclear ambitions into reality, panel says

The industry must seize the opportunities arising from a global change in the perception of nuclear energy, a panel session agreed during a side event at the World Energy Congress 2024. However, wide-scale collaboration is needed to ensure the industry can meet the expected growth in demand for nuclear power technology.

Nuclear Policies 24 April 2024


IAEA puts case to G20 for nuclear energy's net zero role

IAEA puts case to G20 for nuclear energy's net zero role

Better access to financing mechanisms and other policy shifts required for the large-scale expansion of nuclear energy were outlined when the International Atomic Energy Agency made its first-of-a-kind contribution to the G20 policy-making process.

Nuclear Policies 23 April 2024


Canadian budget aims to streamline nuclear licensing process

Canadian budget aims to streamline nuclear licensing process

The Canadian government has announced measures in its latest budget "to help get nuclear projects built in a timely, predictable, and responsible fashion".

Nuclear Policies 17 April 2024