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The US Administration, through the Department of Energy (DOE), has announced the conditional selection of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in California to receive the first round of funding from the $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) programme, funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-provides-funding-for-diablo-canyon-npp-10381420

On his return from COP27, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has told the Agency’s Board of Governors: “At a time of great uncertainty about whether the world can keep global warming to limits that avert the worst consequences of climate change, the IAEA cooperatively is offering solutions and ways to progress.”

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuclear-industry-promises-action-in-the-wake-of-cop27-10376566

Romanian nuclear utility Nuclearelectrica announced at the IAEA Atoms4Climate pavilion at COP 27, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between RoPower Nuclear and Donalam SRL, part of European steel producer AFV Beltrame Group.

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuclearelectrica-signs-mou-to-support-romanian-smr-development-10376570

Statement highlights potential of clean hydrogen produced by reactors The seven industry groups called for additional support for nuclear research and development. A coalition of nuclear industry lobby groups has called for investments in the construction of new reactors to be “intensified and accelerated” in an effort to increase the contribution of nuclear power to the global energy mix by 2030, resulting in “a significant, immediate and long-term impact on CO2 emission reductions”.

In a joint statement coinciding with the Cop27 climate conference in Egypt on what they called “the critical role of nuclear energy within the current geopolitical context”, the seven groups* called for additional support for nuclear research and development, the inclusion of nuclear in clean hydrogen strategies, and for policymakers to “fully acknowledge the environmental, social and economic benefits of nuclear power”.

If clean hydrogen is to play a significant role as an energy carrier, it will need to be low-carbon, produced in large quantities at an affordable cost, close to the place of consumption, they said.

Nuclear power can secure one of the lowest costs for clean hydrogen – as low as €2/kg, according to Brussels-based industry group nucleareurope – because it is dispatchable, meaning it can adjust power output supplied to the grid on demand.

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/coalition-calls-for-nuclear-investments-to-be-accelerated-and-intensified-11-3-2022

An EDF-led consortium has been awarded UK government funding to investigate the feasibility of using nuclear-generated heat and electricity to create hydrogen for use in the production of asphalt and cement.

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-generated-hydrogen-considered-for-asphalt

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has said that hydrogen has the potential to play a significant role in the transition to 100% clean energy. DOE estimates that a single 1,000MWe reactor could produce up to 150,000 tons of hydrogen a year. It can be used across multiple sectors to store and deliver usable energy to power the grid, drive industrial processes, or create energy dense fuels needed for long-haul trucks and airplanes.

Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-supports-clean-hydrogen-production-at-four-npps-10356513

The long-term low-emission development strategy - or LT-LEDS - submitted by India to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) includes a three-fold increase in nuclear energy capacity by 2032 and will also explore the potential deployment of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs).

Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/India-long-term-development-strategy-sees-nuclear

Opening the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) Atoms4Climate pavilion at United Nations climate change conference, COP27, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said nuclear science and technology are part of the solution to both mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change impacts.  

Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgrossi-active-at-cop27-10350059

From 7 to 18 November 2022 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Atoms4Climate pavilion at the 2022 UN Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – COP27 – in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, will host a full programme of IAEA and partner events to showcase nuclear science and technology solutions for climate change mitigation, adaptation and monitoring. More than 35,000 people are expected to attend COP27, including more than 100 heads of state.

Date: Friday, 11 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-to-play-key-role-at-cop27-10284906

As the nuclear sector takes its place at the COP27 gathering, the International Atomic Energy Agency's director general says that Long Term Operation (extending the lifetime of existing nuclear plants) is the "unsung hero of the fight against global warming".

Date: Thursday, 10 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-plants-could-safely-operate-for-100-years,