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The International Energy Agency (IEA) in its latest report, Electricity 2024, dedicates a significant amount of space to nuclear power – a departure from its previous studies which treated it as peripheral. In its press release on the new report, IEA says the increase in electricity generation from renewables and nuclear "appears to be pushing the power sector's emissions into structural decline". Over the next three years, low-emissions generation is set to rise at twice the annual growth rate between 2018 and 2023. Global emissions from electricity generation are expected to decrease by 2.4% in 2024, followed by smaller declines in 2025 and 2026.

Date: Friday, 26 January 2024
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According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Saudi Arabia is considering a Chinese proposal to build a NPP. Citing Saudi sources acquainted with the situation, WSJ said China National Nuclear Corp (SNNS) had submitted a bid to construct a nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, close to the border with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) legal experts have delivered the Agency’s first-ever short introductory course on nuclear law for university students, as part of a pilot partnerships concluded between the IAEA and six universities in Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Jamaica, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was held at Khalifa University in the UAE and was attended by students from different academic disciplines, as well as officials and representatives of the University faculty. This is the first course in a series, with five more universities to follow as hosts of this course in the coming months.

Date: Thursday, 12 January 2023
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Hundreds of aspiring professionals will benefit from programmes on nuclear law supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Inna Pletukhina from IAEA’s Office of Legal Affairs said on 4 May. This follows the signing of partnership agreements with universities in Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Jamaica, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

Date: Friday, 06 May 2022
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Six countries have entered into a partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to increase education and professional development opportunities for students and aspiring professionals in international and national nuclear law. IAEA-supported programmes on nuclear law will be held at universities in Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Jamaica, South Africa and the UAE.

Date: Friday, 06 May 2022
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The INSC 30-year anniversary ceremony was initially scheduled for September 2020, but had to be pushed back to 2021 because of the global Covid-19 pandemic. The International Nuclear Societies Council (INSC), a global forum for nuclear societies, has celebrated its 30-year anniversary with a ceremony held in Vienna on 22 September this year, the organisation announced.

The INSC was formally set up on 11 November 1990 in Washington DC by 11 founding members including: the American Nuclear Society (ANS); the Argentinian Association of Nuclear Technology; the Atomic Energy Society of Japan; the Australian Nuclear Association; the Canadian Nuclear Society; the Chinese Nuclear Society; the European Nuclear Society, the Korean Nuclear Society; the Latin American Section of ANS; the Mexican Nuclear Society; and the Nuclear Energy Society of Taiwan.

Its primary mission was to foster ongoing cooperation, communication and exchange of information among the world’s nuclear societies, serve as a global NGO in nuclear matters of international importance, and represent the views and positions of nuclear professionals.

Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021
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Nuclear energy provides enormous opportunities to bring about a fast, cost-effective and just decarbonisation, World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León said yesterday in a COP26 event titled The Role of Nuclear Energy in a Net-Zero Future. Innovations in technologies - such as small modular reactors (SMRs) - and new ways of financing projects will help nuclear play its role in decarbonising the world, participants said.

Date: Saturday, 06 November 2021
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The World Nuclear Association (WNA) on 8 September launched the 2021 edition of The Nuclear Fuel Report, concluding that the positive trend in nuclear generating capacity projections that began in the previous (2019) report continues.

Date: Friday, 10 September 2021
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Policy uncertainty is ‘preventing industry from making investment decisions’ Policy uncertainty in a number of countries is preventing the nuclear industry from making investment decisions and “forthright recognition” by governments of the value of nuclear energy would encourage policymakers to explicitly include nuclear in their long-term energy plans and commitments under the Paris Agreement, the International Energy Agency has said.

The Paris-based agency said in a report on meeting climate goals that nuclear policy uncertainty is partly the result of inconsistencies between stated policy goals – such as climate change mitigation – and policy actions.

While some countries maintain they can meet decarbonisation objectives while phasing out nuclear (Belgium, Germany, Spain, Switzerland) or reducing its share (France), others continue to recognise the need to increase nuclear reliance: China, Russia, India, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and Uzbekistan.

In late 2018, the EU long-term energy strategy clearly stated that nuclear power – together with renewables – will form the backbone of the EU power system in order to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, the IEA said. At the same time, ongoing EU taxonomy discussions regarding the eligibility of nuclear power generation for sustainability funding highlight the difficulties in recognising the contribution that nuclear energy makes to climate change mitigation.

Date: Friday, 12 June 2020
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China's two biggest state-owned nuclear power operators on 17 March a joint venture (JV), Hualong International Nuclear Power Technology Co, to export their Generation III Hualong One nuclear power reactor. The JV, based in Beijing is an equal joint venture between China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) and China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC). The company chairman is CGN's Zou Yongping and the general manager is CNNC's Xu Pengfei.

Date: Friday, 18 March 2016
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