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After falling by about 1% in 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, global electricity demand will increase by 5% in 2021 and 4% in 2022, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). However, almost half of this increase will be from fossil fuels - notably coal - threatening to push CO2 emissions from the power sector to record levels in 2022. Nuclear power generation is forecast to grow by around 1% in 2021 and by 2% in 2022.

Date: Friday, 16 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Emissions-set-to-rise-with-growth-in-coal-use,-say

Holtec is preparing to increase production of its HI-STAR casks, following the receipt of regulatory approvals and new orders in Europe. The first HI-STAR 150 was loaded at the Cofrentes nuclear power plant in Spain and placed into the storage facility on 23 June. This is Holtec's first dual-purpose metal cask loaded in Europe.

Date: Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Holtec-gears-up-HI-STAR-cask-production

Nearly 100 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called on the European Commission "to follow the science" and include nuclear under the EU's Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. According to a letter sent to Commissioners and published by European nuclear trade body Foratom, the MEPs urge them "to choose the path that their scientific experts have now advised them to take", namely to include nuclear power in the EU's Taxonomy on Sustainable Finance.

Date: Saturday, 10 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/MEPs-call-on-EC-to-recognise-nuclear-as-sustainabl

Letter says EC needs be ‘brave’ against opposition A group of 87 members of European Parliament (MEPs) signed a letter sent this morning to European commissioners calling on Brussels policy makers to include nuclear energy in the European Union’s sustainable finance taxonomy.

The letter said that reports by the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and two other expert groups “with expertise in environmental science” have shown that nuclear qualified as sustainable and does no more harm to human health or to the environment than other energy production sources already included in the bloc’s taxonomy.

The sustainable finance taxonomy is a package of regulations that governs investment in activities that the EU says are environmentally friendly.

Date: Friday, 09 July 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/members-of-eu-parliament-call-on-commission-to-include-nuclear-in-green-taxonomy-7-4-2021

Majority sees role for nuclear in reaching climate goals A recent poll has shown that about half of Swedes would consider building new nuclear power and see nuclear as a tool to achieve the country’s climate goals.

According to the poll, 46% of respondents wanted to continue using nuclear power and, if necessary, build new reactor units, 31% said they agreed with using existing nuclear plants, but did not want new-build, and 14% wanted an earlier phaseout of nuclear power.

The poll was conducted in May 2021 by Novus for Analysgruppen, a network of experts and researchers from industry and academia. Analysgruppen has followed opinions about nuclear power in Sweden since 1997.

The poll showed that 57% of participants recognised nuclear “partly or fully” as a tool for reaching Sweden’s climate target, while 21% said it did not make any difference.

Date: Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/poll-shows-support-for-nuclear-energy-and-potential-new-build-7-2-2021

Sweden’s Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) has pressed the Swedish government for a decision on its application for a used fuel encapsulation plant and final repository in combination with an expansion of its existing repository for low and intermediate-level waste. This was in response to a 20 June request from the government asking SKB how it intends to separate the application for the final repository.

Date: Friday, 25 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsskb-wants-single-government-decision-on-final-repository-and-intermediate-storage-expansion-8845346

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) said on 21 June it had updated its national plan for responsible and safe management of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, now and in the future. The first national plan was developed in 2015. Since then, the framework of laws and regulations governing nuclear activities and the handling of radioactive products has changed. There are also changes in the Swedish nuclear power programme that affect the content. 

Date: Friday, 25 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsssm-updates-national-plan-8845353

The 70-year decommissioning programme of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), including long-term management of residual waste, provides a good basis for future effective implementation, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded. The team made several recommendations to support JAEA in increasing the effectiveness of its decommissioning activities, including in the area of waste disposal.

Date: Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-commends-JAEAs-back-end-programme

Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) has urged the Swedish government to make a decision on its application for a used fuel encapsulation plant and final repository in combination with that for an expansion of its existing repository for low and intermediate-level waste. On 20 June, the government asked the radioactive waste management company how it intends to separate the application for the final repository.

Date: Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Government-must-consider-applications-in-parallel

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