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Fuel cycle players need certainty to support future nuclear growth: panel

Fuel cycle players need certainty to support future nuclear growth: panel

Key players from the front end of the fuel cycle came together at World Nuclear Symposium 2022 to discuss where they see the pinch points in meeting the needs of expanding nuclear generating capacity to meet decarbonisation goals, and the certainty they need to ensure future needs can be met.

Uranium & Fuel 08 September 2022


Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear has "come into the limelight" as the most realistic energy option for sustainable development, KEPCO President and CEO Seung-Il Cheong told delegates at the World Nuclear Symposium 2022 in London today. However, speakers in a panel discussing sustainable development agreed one challenge to the increased use of nuclear is public opinion.

Nuclear Policies 08 September 2022


Viewpoint: Bilbao y León and Grossi on nuclear's opportunities and challenges

Viewpoint: Bilbao y León and Grossi on nuclear's opportunities and challenges

World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León and International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi say nuclear can, and will, rise to the energy challenge, in their addresses to World Nuclear Symposium 2022.

Perspectives 09 September 2022


Global nuclear industry states its support of the NPT

Global nuclear industry states its support of the NPT

Twenty national and international nuclear industry associations have issued a joint statement in support of the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty and are calling on signatories to the treaty to support the transfer of nuclear technology for peaceful uses among those meeting their commitments under it.

Nuclear Policies 12 August 2022


Energy security bolstered by more nuclear generation, better performance: report

Energy security bolstered by more nuclear generation, better performance: report

Nuclear generation bounced back from the pandemic-related decline seen in 2020, increasing by 100 TWh to reach 2653 TWh in 2021, according to World Nuclear Association's latest performance report which has just been published.

Nuclear Policies 26 July 2022


The World Nuclear News podcast launches

The World Nuclear News podcast launches

In the first edition of the new monthly World Nuclear News podcast, Sama Bilbao y León sets out the opportunities and challenges facing the industry - and says many countries are finally becoming serious about nuclear. John Lindberg sorts fact from fiction on radiation, and the uranium sector is in focus as the month’s news is reviewed.

Perspectives 04 May 2022


Viewpoint: Collaboration - the key to streamlining nuclear regulation

Viewpoint: Collaboration - the key to streamlining nuclear regulation

The application and interpretation of the same safety objectives into specific national regulatory requirements and guidance result in significant differences between the same reactor design when deployed in different countries, writes Claude Mayoral. A more harmonised approach to regulation will be needed to enable the widespread deployment of small modular and advanced reactor designs.

Perspectives 13 January 2022


Game on for nuclear, declares Bilbao y León

Game on for nuclear, declares Bilbao y León

Nuclear energy offers a "golden opportunity" to create a cleaner and more equitable world, World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León said today at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris. However, she noted there are three major challenges hindering the nuclear industry in making its full potential contribution towards sustainable development and combatting climate change: financing, perception and regulation.

Energy & Environment 30 November 2021


Viewpoint: COP26 pivotal point in perception of nuclear energy

Viewpoint: COP26 pivotal point in perception of nuclear energy

While pledges made during the recent COP26 climate change conference show that governments are committed to limiting the rise in global temperature, the nuclear industry is ready to play its part in achieving those objectives, says World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León.

Perspectives 19 November 2021


Message: Nuclear industry calls for successful conclusion to COP26

Message: Nuclear industry calls for successful conclusion to COP26

World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León has called for more action, not more rhetoric, to come out of the ongoing COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland. In a video address, she said the important role nuclear energy plays in combatting climate change still needs more recognition. A transcript of her video message follows.

Perspectives 10 November 2021