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The falling costs of renewable energy, such as solar PV and wind, do not give governments an accurate picture of how to invest in low-carbon generation, Michel Berthélemy, a nuclear energy analyst at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), said last week during a webinar hosted by the Expert Group on Resource Management of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Policymakers-must-assess-the-actual-costs-of-d-(1)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe is developinga new report, The Role of Nuclear Energy in Sustainable Development: Entry Pathways. It was developed under the guidance of UNECE’s Nuclear Fuel Working Group with support from World Nuclear Association (WNA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

Date: Monday, 28 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-un-report-looks-at-nuclear-energy-and-sustainable-development-8152664

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.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Diversity-is-at-the-heart-of-a-sustainable-future,

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 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 (EGRM) held a session titled The role of nuclear energy resources in sustainable development as part of UNECE Energy Week 2020.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Door-opens-for-nuclear-to-enter-sustainability-deb

The nuclear industry has merely scratched the surface of the flexible benefits of nuclear power, according to panellists in a conference held this week ahead of the 11th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM11). The CEM11 side-event, Flexibility in Clean Energy Systems: The Enabling Roles of Nuclear Energy, included high-level speakers from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as well as government officials from Canada, the UK and the USA. Hosted by Saudi Arabia, CEM11 will take place on 22 September.

Date: Friday, 18 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclears-flexibility-is-the-magic-to-create-a-clea

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 (NEA).

Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/World-Nuclear-Association-appoints-new-Director-Ge

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.

Date: Friday, 11 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Future-energy-system-must-include-nuclear-says-pan

Polish Climate Minister Michał Kurtyka yesterday unveiled his plan to construct six new nuclear power units by 2040 as the country transitions to a clean energy economy. This plan includes reducing the share of coal in electricity production to between 37% and 56% in 2030, and to between 11% and 28% in 2040, depending on CO2 prices. Coal last year accounted for 74% of Polish electricity generation.

Date: Thursday, 10 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Poland-plans-USD40-bn-investment-in-new-nuclear-pl

The sheer size of nuclear projects might be a barrier in some markets where private investors are looking for short‑term paybacks. However, during a period of economic recovery, large‑scale and long‑term energy infrastructure projects, such as nuclear power plants, can galvanise the social cohesion and economic spill‑overs required to re-launch general economic activity.

Date: Thursday, 30 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Invest-in-nuclear-to-galvanise-growth-says-OECD-NE

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), an initiative involving 13 countries focused on next generation nuclear power technologies, have called for greater efforts to support the early deployment of innovative nuclear reactor systems to address climate change, IAEA reported on 17 July. Participants in the 14th GIF-IAEA Interface Meeting, held virtually amid the global pandemic, reviewed progress on the research, design and development of innovative nuclear reactor systems, including in areas such as nuclear safety, proliferation resistance, economics, education and training. 

Date: Thursday, 23 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-and-gif-call-for-faster-deployment-of-next-generation-reactors-8039068