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Carbon dioxide emissions from the USA's 100 largest power producers fell 10% between 2019 and 2020, according to the latest in a series of benchmarking studies dating back to 1997. Nuclear accounted for over half of the zero-carbon resources which together generated about 38% of US electricity in 2020.

Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-benchmarking-study-reflects-decarbonisation-eff

A recent report by Belgium’s the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB), entitled “Economische Vooruitzichten (Economic Outlook) 2021-2026, said Belgium’s planned nuclear phase-out would result in an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Chapter 2 of the 86-page report looks at the international context and prospects for Belgian economic growth, inflation, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbelgian-report-forecasts-increased-emissions-as-npps-close-8912225

The International Energy Agency (IEA) today launched its Sustainable Recovery Tracker that monitors governments' fiscal responses to the COVID-19 crisis and estimates their impact on clean energy investments and global CO2 emissions. The new online tool is a contribution to the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Environment, Climate and Energy, which takes place in Naples on 22 and 23 July under the presidency of Italy.

Date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Sustainable-recovery-receiving-inadequate-attentio

After falling by about 1% in 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, global electricity demand will increase by 5% in 2021 and 4% in 2022, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). However, almost half of this increase will be from fossil fuels - notably coal - threatening to push CO2 emissions from the power sector to record levels in 2022. Nuclear power generation is forecast to grow by around 1% in 2021 and by 2% in 2022.

Date: Friday, 16 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Emissions-set-to-rise-with-growth-in-coal-use,-say

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly influenced the uranium market as several companies announced in the second quarter of 2020 measures leading to an important decrease of uranium production and related services, the Euratom Supply Agency (ESA) says in its newly released 2020 Annual Report. The report provides an overview of nuclear fuel supply and demand in the EU.

Date: Friday, 09 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ESA-reviews-COVID-impacts-on-supply-and-demand

Global crises like the coronavirus pandemic and climate change can create a strong impetus for the rapid acceleration of new technological development, panellists at a World Nuclear Association Strategic eForum said this week. Governments also have an important part to play in facilitating the right market conditions to enable innovation to flourish, while effective communication is vital in all sectors.

Date: Saturday, 26 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cross-sector-panel-embraces-spirit-of-innovation

There are important lessons to be learned from the approaches that led to the rapid deployment of vaccines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, James Naismith, professor of structural biology at the University of Oxford and director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, told World Nuclear Association's Thinking Outside the Dome - Strategic eForum on Nuclear Innovation. The following is the text of his speech.

Date: Friday, 25 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SPEECH-Learning-lessons-from-vaccine-development

The 70-year decommissioning programme of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), including long-term management of residual waste, provides a good basis for future effective implementation, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded. The team made several recommendations to support JAEA in increasing the effectiveness of its decommissioning activities, including in the area of waste disposal.

Date: Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-commends-JAEAs-back-end-programme

Southern Company, on behalf of Georgia Power, on 15 June filed a Common Rate Adjustment Application for unit 3 of the US Vogtle NPP with the Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC) proposing to increase annual rates to customers by $235 million a year once the unit begins operation. GPSC approved the Vogtle expansion project in 2009, including construction of two 1,117MWe Westinghouse AP1000 reactors which were expected to begin operation in 2016 and 2017.

Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgeorgia-power-seeks-rate-increase-to-pay-for-vogtle-8837352

Bulgaria’s nuclear society, Bulatom, on 14 June published its position on the main projects in the electricity industry of Bulgaria, in particular the Belene NPP project. In an earlier letter, addressed to “colleagues”, Bulatom noted: “Currently, there is an intensive debate in the society about the future of nuclear energy in our country, including the two promising projects that are in the process of structuring and selecting options for implementation: the project for construction of nuclear power on the approved new site near Kozloduy; and the project for construction of nuclear power at the Belene site.”

Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbulatom-seeks-level-playing-field-for-belene-project-8837361