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The global nuclear industry and governments must work together to make it easier for those countries wishing to launch nuclear energy programmes in order to decarbonise their energy system, writes Milton Caplan, president of MZConsulting Inc and chair of the World Nuclear Association Economics Working Group.

Date: Thursday, 14 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Welcome-nuclear-newcomer-countries-to-th

With 44 days to go until the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, leaders from ten nations plus the European Commission, European Council and United Nations last week joined US President Joe Biden in a closed-door forum at which they underscored the urgency of strengthening climate ambition ahead of COP26 and beyond. The USA and the EU also announced a Global Methane Pledge to cut global methane pollution by at least 30% from 2020 levels by 2030 through collective action.

Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Leaders-gather-for-pre-COP-climate-forum

Consideration of small modular reactors (SMRs) for the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is advancing to the second stage. Having concluded such a deployment was feasible, the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP) is now looking at siting requirements. Speaking at World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium yesterday, Eddie Guerra of NAP said the results of a study currently underway "will help to move the discussion how the sites will fit and how they will align with the minigrids already planned."

Date: Friday, 10 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Site-analysis-in-progress-for-Puerto-Rico

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts on 27 August completed a two-month review of Japan's plans and activities to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, highlighting considerable achievements over the past decade as well as major challenges ahead. It followed four previous such IAEA missions since the 2011 accident and was conducted at the request of the Government of Japan.

Date: Wednesday, 01 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-review-of-japans-plans-to-decommission-fukushima-daiichi-9043845

Conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant site have improved since a review in 2018, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded following its fifth review of Japan's plans and activities to decommission the plant. The IAEA team of experts reviewed the current situation at the site and future plans in areas such as the removal of used fuel and the retrieval of fuel debris, radioactive waste, water and site management.

Date: Saturday, 28 August 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-sees-continued-progress-at-Fukushima-Daii-(1)

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest flagship report, “Financing clean energy transitions in emerging and developing economies,” barely mentions nuclear, except in passing, in its 237 pages. In his Foreword to the report, IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol says the IEA “has made it crystal clear that countries around the world must urgently accelerate their transitions to clean energy” to stave off the worst effects of climate change and “to build a more healthy, prosperous and secure future where everyone has access to clean and affordable energy supplies”. He warns: “If energy transitions and clean energy investment do not quickly pick up speed in emerging and developing economies, the world will face a major fault line in efforts to address climate change and reach other sustainable development goals.” This is because most growth in global emissions in the coming decades is set to come from emerging and developing economies as they grow, industrialise and urbanise.

Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-sees-no-place-for-nuclear-in-financing-clean-energy-transitions-in-emerging-economies-8810910

The International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that it will produce the world’s first comprehensive roadmap for the energy sector to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. This is part of its strategy to further strengthens its leadership role in global clean energy transitions.  

Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-to-produce-roadmap-to-achieve-net-zero-by-2050-8453193

US-based nuclear company Thorcon International and Indonesia’s Defence Ministry have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)  to study developing a thorium molten salt reactor (TMSR) for either power generation or marine vehicle propulsion. The MOU was signed by the head of ministry’s Defence Research and Development Agency, Dr Anne Kusmayati, and ThorCon International Chief Representative Bob S Effendi.

Date: Saturday, 01 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindonesia-signs-mou-on-molten-salt-reactor-8055819

The production of radioisotopes used in medicine has continued during the Covid-19 pandemic. But hospitals could face shortages due to bottlenecks in transport and distribution, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said this week.

Date: Friday, 24 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-concerned-about-possible-radioisotope-shortage-7887085

The production of medical radioisotopes has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic but bottlenecks in transport and distribution could lead to shortages at hospitals, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) survey of the research reactors where the isotopes are produced.

Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Medical-isotope-supply-chain-faces-challenges-from