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Global energy consumption and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are set to increase in the period to 2050 as a result of population and economic growth if current policy and technology trends continue, according to the US Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) International Energy Outlook 2021 (IEO2021) which has been published this week. Although worldwide nuclear generation increases by 15% throughout the projection period, nuclear generation in OECD regions decreases by almost one-third.

Date: Saturday, 09 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-EIA-projects-continued-rise-in-energy-related-C

The Hunterston B nuclear station in England, where two units are scheduled to shut down in 2022. Courtesy EDF Energy. Worldwide nuclear generation increases by 15% until 2050, but in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) regions it decreases by almost one-third, half of which occurs in OECD Europe, according to projections by the US Energy Information Administration.

In its International Energy Outlook 2021, the EIA says as coal-fired and nuclear generation decreases by almost one-third relative to 2020 levels, and natural gas-fired generation stays relatively flat, the share of renewables in the OECD Europe region increases from much less than half of the generation mix in 2020 to almost three-quarters by 2050.

This increase occurs as the use of non-renewable energy resources shifts from being the primary source of electricity toward serving as reliability support for the rising amounts of renewable energy.

Date: Friday, 08 October 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nuclear-generation-us-eia-forecasts-worldwide-growth-but-decline-in-europe-10-4-2021

The Czech Republic needs to prepare for an earlier phase-out of coal than previously envisaged and develop low-carbon energy sources to replace it while taking steps to cushion the economic and social impacts in coal-producing regions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest in-depth review of the country’s energy policies.

Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-says-climate-targets-will-accelerate-czech-coal-phase-out-9093825

Nuclear energy, as an asset class, has the potential to report well against a wide range of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data collection and accounting metrics, according to a new report from the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). This should allow nuclear energy to be considered as an investable asset class, thereby allowing nuclear companies and projects to access climate finance.

Date: Wednesday, 08 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GIF-highlights-nuclear-s-ESG-attributes

The nuclear medicine sector is a small part of the wider nuclear industry, but it provides some of the most pioneering technologies in healthcare - and is close to making personalised medicine a reality. Antonis Kalemis, president of Nuclear Medicine Europe and business manager for molecular imaging at Siemens Healthineers, describes how nuclear medicine also tackles the most trenchant condition in modern healthcare: cancer.

Date: Thursday, 29 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Nuclear-medicine-is-crucial-for-fighting

Foratom has welcomed the European Commission's proposed Fit for 55 to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies 'fit' for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, but says the target leaves open key questions. How will be this transition financed? Will we have enough low-carbon energy to meet our needs? How can we ensure that industries are able to decarbonise their manufacturing processes whilst remaining competitive? And how can we mitigate potential social impacts (e.g. job losses and energy poverty)?

Date: Friday, 16 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-answers-the-open-questions-of-Fit-for-55,

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) on 18 July released a new study, “Ensuring the Adequacy of Funding Arrangements for Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management”. The 239-page document comprises a conceptual framework, 12 detailed country case studies on funding arrangements prepared in collaboration with NEA countries, and some best policy guidelines. It focuses on the interdependence of costs and funding requirements and changes in nuclear policy, such as long-term operation or premature shutdowns, as well as technological progress.

Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnea-looks-at-future-funding-of-decommissioning-and-radwaste-management-8837347

The current approaches to assessing financial adequacy for decommissioning and radioactive waste management - which are based on the linear discounting of estimated future costs - should be complemented with a broader "circular" approach, a new OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) report proposes. This approach, it says, reflects that changes of different kinds will play out between today's decisions and future funding needs.

Date: Saturday, 19 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NEA-proposes-new-approach-for-assessing-back-end-f

The final communique of the Group of Seven (G7) leaders who met in Cornwall, United Kingdom, from 11-13 June, “Our Shared Agenda for Global Action to Build Back Better” included an extensive section on Climate and Environment.

Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsg7-communique-makes-only-a-passing-reference-to-nuclear-8822695

Nuclear energy offers electricity grids flexibility and enables them to absorb more variable renewable energy sources, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 3 June at the Twelfth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM12) and Mission Innovation (MI-6) Forum, hosted by Chile. The virtual event looked at how nuclear power generation can contribute to reducing carbon emissions in the fight against climate change. Nuclear energy is a key source of low-carbon energy and over the past decade has helped mitigate over two gigatonnes of CO2 emissions a year.

Date: Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsclean-energy-ministerial-focuses-on-nuclear-future-8803282