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In the run up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26 in November, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published a comprehensive report setting out how nuclear techniques can help the world adapt to a changing climate and become more resilient to extreme weather events.

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-releases-two-reports-in-run-up-to-cop26-9162429

Rusatom Overseas (part of Rosatom) and Gazprom Neft on 12 October signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of hydrogen energy and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

Date: Monday, 18 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrusatom-overseas-and-gazprom-neft-to-cooperate-on-hydrogen-energy-9161410

Demands for new nuclear build in Bulgaria have intensified on the high price of coal-fired electricity and the need to replace the power plants that produce it. Bogomil Manchev, chairman of the Bulgarian Atomic Forum, used a newspaper interview to call on the government to make a plan to build at Belene as well as Kozloduy.

Date: Saturday, 16 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energy-crisis-spurs-Bulgaria-s-nuclear-debate

Germany's phase-out of nuclear energy will only lead to the country missing its 2030 carbon emissions target, 25 leading foreign and German environmentalists, journalists and academics have written in an open letter to the German public. They call on German politicians to be "brave enough" to change legislation to at least postpone the shutdown of the country's reactors.

Date: Saturday, 16 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Germans-asked-to-keep-reactors-in-operation

The International Energy Agency (IEA) in its latest World Energy Outlook (WEO), published on 13 October, says transition to a clean energy system is progressing too slowly for the world to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. However, the report provides analysis of how the world can still move towards a pathway that would have a good chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C but sees no key role for nuclear power.

Date: Friday, 15 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-world-energy-outlook-intended-as-handbook-for-cop26-9156721

Berlin is ‘increasing carbon emissions of its energy system by phasing out nuclear energy’ The Brokdorf nuclear station is one of three where reactors are scheduled to shut down at the end of the year. Courtesy Preussenelektra. In “an open letter to all Germans”, 25 leading foreign and domestic writers, journalists and academics have called on the country to keep its nuclear reactors online or risk increasing carbon emissions and missing its 2030 climate target.

In the letter, published by Welt on 13 October, the authors, including the high-profile British environmental columnist George Monbiot and former editor-in-chief at Die Zeit, Theo Sommer, said “Germany is in danger of missing its 2030 climate target, despite all its efforts”.

They said that shutting nuclear power plants would increase carbon emissions and result in Germany missing its 2030 climate target to cut emissions by 65% relative to 1990 levels. “It is very difficult to imagine that the measures adopted since then will completely close this gap,” the letter said.

“You could still achieve your climate target for 2030,” the letter said. “You could still change course and change your priorities so that the coal phaseout happens before the nuclear phaseout. All it needs is a climate emergency ordinance with an amendment to the Atomic Energy Act, which puts the lifetime extensions for the power plants agreed in 2010 back into force for 2030 to 2036.”

Date: Friday, 15 October 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/open-letter-to-all-germans-calls-for-country-to-keep-reactors-online-10-4-2021

Company says nuclear programme would bring numerous benefits to the Polish economy In England, EDF is building two EPRs at the Hinkley Point C nuclear site. Courtesy EDF. France’s majority state-owned energy company EDF has submitted a preliminary, non-binding offer to the Polish government for the construction of four to six EPR nuclear power plants in Poland at two or three different locations.

“On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, EDF submitted to the Polish government a preliminary, non-binding offer for a contract covering the execution of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works from four to six EPR (European Pressurised Reactors), representing a total installed capacity of 6.6 to 9.9 GW in two to three locations,” the French company said in a statement.

“The initial offering includes all key programme parameters such as plant configuration, industrial schematic, local supply chain development plans, cost estimate and schedule,” the statement added.

EDF said the offer supports the implementation of the objectives of the Polish nuclear energy programme adopted by the Polish government in October 2020. It also aims to define the principles of the Polish-French strategic partnership supporting “an ambitious energy transformation plan consistent with the European goal of carbon neutrality”.

Date: Thursday, 14 October 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/france-s-edf-submits-non-binding-offer-to-build-up-to-six-eprs-10-3-2021

The transition to a clean energy system is still progressing too slowly for the world to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in the latest edition of its World Energy Outlook, published today. However, it says a new energy economy is emerging around the world as solar, wind, electric vehicles and other low-carbon technologies flourish. The report provides analysis of how the world can still move towards a pathway that would have a good chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

Date: Thursday, 14 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IEA-calls-for-commitments-at-COP26-to-reach-net-ze

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

Given the EU's legally binding 2050 comprehensive decarbonisation policy with adequate CO2 pricing, the closure of many large nuclear power plants in Belgium and Germany, and an EU-wide coal power phase out by 2030-2050 and the inability of intermittent renewable energy to supply the scale and quality of energy needed for continent-scale decarbonisation, there is a strong business case to deploy small modular reactors (SMRs) in the EU by 2040, writes Kalev Kallemets, co-founder and CEO of Fermi Energia.

Date: Friday, 08 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Energy-crisis-demands-quickly-scalable-S