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The 2024 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP29) will convene in November 2024 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The event will be led by Azerbaijan Ecology Minister Mukhtar Babayev.

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspreparations-for-cop-29-underway-11669562

A new report, “Synchronizing energy transitions towards possible Net-Zero for India: Affordable and clean energy for all”, has been launched by Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India. The report was prepared by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) under a project agreed in November 2021 by the PSA Office. The aims of the project were to carry out a comprehensive study looking at methods for minimising the cost of power at the consumer end and to work out an optimum mix for all sources of power to reach net-zero emissions.

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindian-report-concludes-nuclear-power-is-needed-to-achieve-net-zero-11669647

The "inclusion of facilitated and affordable nuclear technologies in the resource deliberations of the COP process is essential", Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has said.

Date: Saturday, 06 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/COP29-hosts

India can achieve clean, affordable electricity and become net-zero by 2070 - but will need substantial nuclear power and renewable energy to do this, according to a new in-depth report prepared for the Indian government.

Date: Saturday, 06 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Indian-net-zero-will-need-nuclear,-report-finds

US-based X-energy Reactor Company and Canadian power company TransAlta Corporation have announced a partnership to study deployment of X-energy’s Xe-100 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Alberta. The study will be supported through funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and will assess the feasibility of repurposing a fossil fuel electricity generation site for an Xe-100 plant.

Date: Friday, 05 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsx-energy-and-transalta-to-assess-use-of-xe-100-smrs-in-alberta-11658926

The nuclear heating project based on China’s demonstration High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor-Pebble-bed Module (HTR-PM) at the Shidaowan site in Shandong province has been connected to the heating grid and put into operation, according to China Huaneng.

Date: Friday, 05 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschinas-htr-pm-heating-project-begins-operation-11658937

X-Energy Reactor Company and Canadian power producer TransAlta Corporation are to study the feasibility of deploying an X-energy Xe-100 advanced small modular nuclear reactor at a repurposed fossil fuel power plant in the province of Alberta.

Date: Thursday, 04 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/X-energy,-TransAlta-to-assess-use-of-Xe-100-in-Alb

The US Department of Energy (DOE) through its Loan Programs Office (LPO) has announced the offer of a conditional commitment of up to $1.52bn as a loan guarantee to restart the 800 MWe Palisades NPP in Michigan. The project aims to bring back online the Palisades plant, which ceased operations in May 2022, and to upgrade it to produce power until at least 2051, subject to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing approvals.

Date: Wednesday, 03 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-administration-offers-15bn-to-restart-palisades-npp-11650987