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New Bruce Power business to focus on nuclear-complimentary technologies

New Bruce Power business to focus on nuclear-complimentary technologies

Bruce Power has today launched Bruce Power Net Zero Inc to leverage the net-zero generation provided by Bruce's nuclear power plants to enable the company to achieve its own ambition to be net-zero by 2027 and support Ontario and Canada in reaching net-zero by 2050. The new entity is led by Bruce Power Chief Development Officer and EVP Operational Services James Scongack.

Energy & Environment 21 October 2021


Survey shows growing public support for nuclear in France

Survey shows growing public support for nuclear in France

For a majority of French people, the nuclear sector is seen as an asset for the country's energy independence, a public opinion poll conducted by research and consulting firm BVA on behalf of Orano has found. The survey also found 53% of French people consider that nuclear power is essential for the country's energy independence.

Nuclear Policies 21 October 2021


Nuclear part of UK's strategy for reaching net-zero

Nuclear part of UK's strategy for reaching net-zero

The UK government today published its Net Zero Strategy, setting out how the country will deliver on its commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. New nuclear plays a significant part of this strategy, which includes investment of GBP120 million (USD166 million) towards the development of nuclear projects through the Future Nuclear Enabling Fund.

Energy & Environment 19 October 2021


Putin: German nuclear phase out 'does not make any sense'

Putin: German nuclear phase out 'does not make any sense'

Russia has set a target of 2060 to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions, President Vladimir Putin has told Russian Energy Week 2021. Counting nuclear exports as contributing towards global decarbonisation and saying Germany's phase out "does not make any sense", he said that he thinks energy system decisions should be made by experts.

Energy & Environment 19 October 2021


IAEA takes the case for nuclear to COP26

IAEA takes the case for nuclear to COP26

The International Atomic Energy Agency has made the full case for nuclear to be deployed rapidly to enable the phase out of coal in a new Nuclear Energy for a Net Zero World brochure. The organisation is taking it to next month's COP26 climate change meeting to argue for evidence-based policy and "ramped up" investment in nuclear.

Energy & Environment 18 October 2021


Germans asked to keep reactors in operation

Germans asked to keep reactors in operation

Germany's phase-out of nuclear energy will only lead to the country missing its 2030 carbon emissions target, 25 leading foreign and German environmentalists, journalists and academics have written in an open letter to the German public. They call on German politicians to be "brave enough" to change legislation to at least postpone the shutdown of the country's reactors.

Nuclear Policies 15 October 2021


Energy crisis spurs Bulgaria's nuclear debate

Energy crisis spurs Bulgaria's nuclear debate

Demands for new nuclear build in Bulgaria have intensified on the high price of coal-fired electricity and the need to replace the power plants that produce it. Bogomil Manchev, chairman of the Bulgarian Atomic Forum, used a newspaper interview to call on the government to make a plan to build at Belene as well as Kozloduy.

Nuclear Policies 15 October 2021


Nuclear helps tackle high energy prices, Foratom says

Nuclear helps tackle high energy prices, Foratom says

A European Commission communication that includes a "toolbox" that the EU and its Member States can use to address the immediate impact of high energy prices fails to mention nuclear energy's contribution, Foratom said. By including nuclear, the EU would have a unique opportunity for limiting its dependence on carbon intensive natural gas imports, thereby reducing its exposure to wholesale price fluctuations and its carbon footprint, the European nuclear trade body added.

Nuclear Policies 15 October 2021


IEA calls for commitments at COP26 to reach net-zero

IEA calls for commitments at COP26 to reach net-zero

The transition to a clean energy system is still progressing too slowly for the world to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency says in the latest edition of its World Energy Outlook, published today. However, it says a new energy economy is emerging around the world as solar, wind, electric vehicles and other low-carbon technologies flourish. The report provides analysis of how the world can still move towards a pathway that would have a good chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

Energy & Environment 13 October 2021


Macron: Nuclear 'absolutely key' to France's future

Macron: Nuclear 'absolutely key' to France's future

Nuclear power was at the heart of French President Emmanuel Macron's France 2030 plan for re-industrialisation, announced yesterday. The plan includes a programme to demonstrate small reactor technology and mass production of hydrogen using nuclear electricity in this decade.

Nuclear Policies 13 October 2021