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A policy and market environment that unlocks the mitigation potential of nuclear power will enable countries to adopt more ambitious targets in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, a paper prepared by Hal Turton, an energy economist in the Department of Nuclear Energy at the International Atomic Energy Agency shows. The paper, Nuclear Power and Climate Change: Scenario Perspectives to 2050, was presented last week at the Vienna-based agency's first international conference on climate change and the role of nuclear power.

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
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The UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (Fanr) has officially certified the first group of 15 national senior reactor operators (SROs) and reactor operators (ROs) at Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec).

Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
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The United Arab Emirates' Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has officially certified Nawah Energy's first group of operators for the Barakah nuclear power plant. Certification of operators is a key requirement for the issue of the plant's operating licence.

Date: Monday, 08 July 2019
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There is growing interest in nuclear power across several African countries. The USA could be more engaged to create more equitable and sustainable deployment of clean nuclear power on the African continent, write Jessica Lovering and Kenton de Kirby of the Breakthrough Institute.

Date: Friday, 11 January 2019
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Under an agreement signed on 1 March in Vienna, students from Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia and South Africa will get online access to the facilities of a research reactor in Morocco to assist with nuclear education and training.

Date: Monday, 05 March 2018
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A comprehensive Techno-Economic Assessment (TEA) by the Atkins consultancy and Ernst & Young on small modular reactors (SMRs) found that integral pressurised water reactor (IPWR) technology has the potential to contribute to the low carbon generation of electricity in the UK around 2030 under certain conditions.

Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2017
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South African power utility Eskom on 14 March signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Coega Development Corporation (CDC) to cooperate in the development of the nuclear new build programme.

Date: Friday, 17 March 2017
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South Africa’s state utility Eskom said on 2 February that 27 companies have said they intend to provide a response to a request for information (RFI) issued in December in relation to planned new nuclear reactors.

Date: Monday, 06 February 2017
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South Africa's state-owned power utility Eskom has submitted site licence applications to build and operate nuclear power facilities at two locations. The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) said on 15 March that it had received applications for "multiple nuclear installations (power reactors) and associated auxiliary nuclear installations" at Thyspunt in the Eastern Cape and Duynefontein in the Western Cape.

Date: Friday, 18 March 2016
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Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom in 2016 will contribute RUB24.6m ($300,000) from its state budget allocation to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO project), according to a Russian government directive published on the official legal information portal. The directive says Rosatom and the Russian Foreign Ministry will monitor the use of the Russian contribution.

Date: Thursday, 28 January 2016
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