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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


A sustainable future has diversity at its heart

A sustainable future has diversity at its heart

World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising said today that the changes needed to transition to a more sustainable future will not happen without the participation of a diverse workforce, and the greater inclusion of women. Speaking to participants in a side event to the International Atomic Energy Agency's 64th General Conference, Rising said the energy sector remains one of the most gender-imbalanced, and that the nuclear sector was no exception.

Nuclear Policies 24 September 2020


Report sees opportunities for nuclear supply chain

Report sees opportunities for nuclear supply chain

The 2020s are likely to be a time of uncertainty for global energy systems with the growing recognition that business-as-usual is unsustainable and represents a threat to humanity, but the global transition to low-carbon energy and the post-COVID recovery will be a time of opportunity for the nuclear energy sector and its supply chain, according to the 2020 edition of a World Nuclear Association report that analyses the economic value of the nuclear power industry. The report is the work of the Association's Supply Chain working group, which is chaired by Laurent-Olivier Coudeyre of EDF.

Nuclear Policies 23 September 2020


Innovation is key to nuclear's future, says Rising

Innovation is key to nuclear's future, says Rising

Nuclear innovation is driving improvement in all parts of the industry, enhancing reliability, efficiency, economics and flexibility, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the International Atomic Energy Agency's Scientific Forum 2020 today. She said innovation is accelerating the development and commercialisation of small modular reactors opening up additional applications for nuclear energy.

New Nuclear 22 September 2020


World Nuclear Association appoints new Director General

World Nuclear Association appoints new Director General

Agneta Rising is standing down as director general of World Nuclear Association next month and today announced her replacement as Dr Sama Bilbao y León, currently head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics at OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

Corporate 15 September 2020


Cost and communication vital to reap nuclear benefits, panel finds

Cost and communication vital to reap nuclear benefits, panel finds

Nuclear power programmes can benefit society through the creation of high-quality employment opportunities while providing secure, reliable energy supplies, but the industry must make sure it engages in open and transparent communications with stakeholders, as well as being cost-competitive with all other forms of generation, if those benefits are to be realised. These were the feelings from an international high-level panel of nuclear industry and academic experts at World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Energy & Environment 15 September 2020


China readying for nuclear expansion, says Zheng

China readying for nuclear expansion, says Zheng

The future of nuclear power in China is promising, Zheng Mingguang, Chief Engineer at China's State Power Investment Corporation told World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020 yesterday. He believes both the use of large and small-scale reactors will find applications in China beyond just electricity generation.

Nuclear Policies 11 September 2020


Future energy system must include nuclear, says panel

Future energy system must include nuclear, says panel

A high-level panel of senior political figures and experts from leading international energy organisations yesterday discussed how nuclear energy can address some of the most pressing issues the world is facing. The discussion took place during the first session of World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Nuclear Policies 10 September 2020


Urgent need for nuclear in global energy transition

Urgent need for nuclear in global energy transition

A major effort to develop and deploy clean energy technologies worldwide is urgently needed to meet international energy and climate goals, particularly in order to reduce carbon emissions from areas beyond the power sector such as transport, buildings and industry, according to a new International Energy Agency report released today. Meanwhile, the Paris-based agency's chief economist, Laszlo Varro, told participants in World Nuclear Association’s Strategic eForum 2020 yesterday that nuclear power "makes the energy transition more cost-effective and more energy secure".

Energy & Environment 10 September 2020


Speech: World(s) of possibilities with nuclear technology

Speech: World(s) of possibilities with nuclear technology

Milestones achieved within a recent two-week period demonstrate what nuclear technology is all about, what it is doing and can do for humanity, Agneta Rising, World Nuclear Association director general, said ahead of the Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Perspectives 08 September 2020