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A foundation stone laying ceremony at the Baroda heavy water plant (HWP) in India has marked the inauguration of a new facility that will allow the country to produce high purity sodium metal on an industrial scale. India up to now has imported the material, which is used in fast breeder reactors.

Date: Friday, 17 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/India-to-build-new-sodium-plant

The reactor pressure vessel and the core catcher for Kudankulam unit 4 under construction in India have been loaded on to a cargo ship in the port of Saint Petersburg, Russia. The shipment of equipment - 9000 cubic metres in total - is the thirteenth for unit 4, Rosatom said, on a route spanning 15,000 kilometres.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/RPV-and-core-catcher-shipped-to-Kudankulam-4

Nuclear power provides 10% of global electricity, but to stem climate change the world is going to need far greater amounts of clean and reliable energy, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says in a short film it published today. To tackle climate change, 80% of all electricity will need to be low carbon by 2050.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-explains-nuclears-vital-role-in-a-carbon-free

Uzbekistan has signed contracts worth more than USD1 billion for the supply of uranium to Japan, Kun.uz reported yesterday, without stating its source. The contracts were signed as part of the December visit of the president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, to Japan.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uzbekistan-signs-U-supply-deals-with-Japanese-firm

Nuclear power provides 10% of global electricity, but to stem climate change the world is going to need far greater amounts of clean and reliable energy, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says in a short film it published today. To tackle climate change, 80% of all electricity will need to be low carbon by 2050.

Date: Thursday, 09 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-explains-nuclears-vital-role-in-a-carbon-free

Uzbekistan has signed contracts worth more than USD1 billion for the supply of uranium to Japan, Kun.uz reported yesterday, without stating its source. The contracts were signed as part of the December visit of the president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, to Japan.

Date: Thursday, 09 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uzbekistan-signs-U-supply-deals-with-Japanese-firm

The reactor pressure vessel and the core catcher for Kudankulam unit 4 under construction in India have been loaded on to a cargo ship in the port of Saint Petersburg, Russia. The shipment of equipment - 9000 cubic metres in total - is the thirteenth for unit 4, Rosatom said, on a route spanning 15,000 kilometres.

Date: Tuesday, 24 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/RPV-and-core-catcher-shipped-to-Kudankulam-4

The UN climate talksĀ in Madrid finally ended yesterday with agreement to postpone a decision on the sixth article of the Paris climate accord. COP25 had been supposed to work out rules for a new global carbon market and create a system that would allow countries to pay each other for projects that reduce emissions. That task will now have to be taken up at COP26 in November 2020.

Date: Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Madrid-talks-leave-carbon-pricing-to-COP26