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US study examines feasibility of coal-to-nuclear conversion

US study examines feasibility of coal-to-nuclear conversion

A study by researchers at the University of Michigan ranks the feasibility of converting 245 operational coal power plants in the USA into advanced nuclear reactors, providing valuable insights for policymakers and utilities to meet decarbonisation goals.

Energy & Environment 10 July 2024


Italy 'could get 22% of electricity from nuclear by 2050'

Italy 'could get 22% of electricity from nuclear by 2050'

Italy's Minister for Environment and Energy Security, Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, has set out the possible scale of capacity if the country decides to resume a nuclear power programme.

Nuclear Policies 02 July 2024


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Tackling microplastics in Antarctica using nuclear tech - Chile and IAEA sign MoU

Tackling microplastics in Antarctica using nuclear tech - Chile and IAEA sign MoU

The International Atomic Energy Agency's NUTEC Plastics initiative uses nuclear and isotopic techniques to produce data on marine microplastics distribution and fight plastic pollution - it is one of the areas covered by Chile's new cooperation agreements with the agency.

Energy & Environment 03 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


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


Kazakhstan shines spotlight on nuclear-powered future

Kazakhstan shines spotlight on nuclear-powered future

As the world's largest producer of uranium gears up for a referendum on the construction of a nuclear power plant, national policymakers and stakeholders have shared Kazakhstan's vision for a civilian nuclear programme at the World Nuclear Spotlight Kazakhstan event in Almaty.

Nuclear Policies 16 April 2024


NRC should assess risks from climate change, report recommends

NRC should assess risks from climate change, report recommends

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission should address potential impacts of climate change–related hazards during the licensing process for nuclear power plants, the Government Accountability Office has recommended.

Regulation & Safety 12 April 2024