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Dutch minister presents report on new nuclear

Dutch minister presents report on new nuclear

The Netherlands is considering the expansion of nuclear power in its energy mix, according to a letter Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy Eric Wiebes submitted to the Dutch parliament last week, together with a report by consultants Enco. The cabinet will now prepare a motion requesting that the country holds a market consultation to assess commercial interest in nuclear new build.

Nuclear Policies 28 September 2020


Door opens for nuclear to enter sustainability debate

Door opens for nuclear to enter sustainability debate

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe has welcomed the nuclear industry into its debate on the policy responses required to address climate change and sustainable development. Today, UNECE's Expert Group on Resource Management held a session titled The role of nuclear energy resources in sustainable development as part of UNECE Energy Week 2020.

Energy & Environment 24 September 2020


UAE's clean energy goals are not limited to solar, says energy minister

UAE's clean energy goals are not limited to solar, says energy minister

The United Arab Emirates' world records in the development of solar power do not distract from an ambition to expand its use of nuclear energy to help facilitate the transition to a clean economy, UAE Minister of Energy Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui said yesterday. In his address to the 11th Clean Energy Ministerial, the minister explained the progress the UAE has made with its Energy Strategy 2050.

Nuclear Policies 23 September 2020


Nuclear is environmentally friendly energy, says Russian minister

Nuclear is environmentally friendly energy, says Russian minister

Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak yesterday highlighted the contribution of the country's nuclear power sector, which this year celebrates its 75th anniversary, to the transition to low-carbon energy. During his address to the 11th Clean Energy Ministerial, Novak said the climate agenda was becoming an increasingly significant factor in changes to the wider energy industry.

Energy & Environment 23 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


World needs large and small reactors, Association says

World needs large and small reactors, Association says

World Nuclear Association has called on policymakers to accelerate the development and commercialisation of small modular reactors as well as fast-tracking the deployment of large-scale reactors in a policy paper released today. The message is clear that to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, global carbon emissions must decrease rapidly, the Association says in The need for large and small nuclear, today and tomorrow. A global effort towards establishing a sustainable energy system - with the electricity sector at the heart of it - is under way, and the need for clean, abundant and affordable electricity is widely recognised, it says.

Nuclear Policies 22 September 2020


Ambitious EU emissions target needs nuclear, says Foratom

Ambitious EU emissions target needs nuclear, says Foratom

The European Commission has presented a plan to reduce European Union greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, said EU policy must recognise nuclear's potential role in meeting that target.

Energy & Environment 17 September 2020


Nuclear essential to hydrogen future, says LucidCatalyst

Nuclear essential to hydrogen future, says LucidCatalyst

Untapped options for clean hydrogen - including the use of advanced modular reactors - can put the world back on the pathway to meeting the Paris climate goals, according to a new report from energy research and consultancy firm LucidCatalyst. The report says the clean energy transition from oil to hydrogen-based fuels could be achieved with a global investment of USD17 trillion, spent over 30 years from 2020 to 2050.

Energy & Environment 17 September 2020


Policymakers should act now on nuclear, urges new report

Policymakers should act now on nuclear, urges new report

There are immediate actions that countries and stakeholders can take in understanding the importance of nuclear power in the transition to clean energy, according to a report published today by the Flexible Nuclear Campaign for Nuclear-Renewables Integration. FNC is a campaign of the Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future initiative under the Clean Energy Ministerial, and coordinated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Nuclear Policies 16 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