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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

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

Welding of the reactor pressure vessel cover for Unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power station in Turkey has been completed Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

The RPV Cover is being supplied by Rosatom subsidiary Atomenergomash, which is supplying reactor equipment for all four units planned for Akkuyu. Atomenergomash said the welding had taken 17 days.

In July the first major components, including the melt trap, arrived onsite at Akkuyu. The 150-tonne melt trap, also known as a core catcher, is a key feature of the passive safety system for the Russia-supplied VVER-1200 reactor.

The Akkuyu nuclear power station is being built near Mersin on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast for €20bn under an intergovernmental contract signed in 2010.

Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/russia-completes-welding-of-rpv-cover-for-first-akkuyu-reactor-11-3-2019

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-untapped-potential-of-nuclear-under-the-Paris

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom was awarded a licence at the end of August to start construction of unit 2 at the Akkuyu nuclear plant in Turkey’s Mersin Province, Rosatom deputy director Kirill Komarov said on 5 September.

Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsturkeys-akkuyu-unit-2-receives-construction-licence-7405889

The United Nations, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the World Energy Council (WEC) are drawing global attention to the inherent qualities of nuclear power as a clean and reliable source of electricity. Now into its seventh decade, nuclear energy is seen by these and other prominent organisations as an existing and proven solution to the 21st Century challenges of climate change and a sustainable energy transition.

Date: Friday, 06 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-power-is-the-silent-giant-being-invited-fi

In July the first major components arrived onsite at Akkuyu. Photo courtesy Rosatom. Russia’s largest lender Sberbank will provide a $400m loan for the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power station in Turkey, the bank said on Wednesday.

The seven-year loan will be provided to a subsidiary of Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear corporation building the plant.

Rosatom confirmed the loan and said that before it was agreed financing for Akkuyu came from its own funds and from Russia’s federal budget.

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/russia-s-sberbank-to-provide-usd400-million-loan-8-3-2019