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The challenges the nuclear industry faces are largely external and must be overcome if it is to help tackle the existential threat of climate change, panellists in the Nuclear Energy and its Future session of the Reuters Next conference on 11 January said. These challenges include: the notion nuclear is an out-dated technology; the cost of finance; market design; political changes; perceived competition with renewable energy; and the public's misconceptions about radioactive waste.

Date: Friday, 15 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-real-challenges-to-nuclear-are-external,-says

Carlo Wolters, director of Netherlands power company EPZ, has called for an extension to the operation of the Borssele NPP beyond 2033. Alternatively EPZ seeks the construction of two new large reactors at the site to enable the Netherlands to meet its energy and climate goals.

Date: Friday, 11 December 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsepz-calls-for-continued-nuclear-power-in-the-netherlands-8402545

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, today reiterated that all clean technologies, including nuclear, will be needed for a low-carbon economic recovery, while Frans Timmermans, executive vice-president of the European Commission, stressed that the Commission “would not stand in the way” of EU Member States that support nuclear power. Timmermans was speaking as Birol's guest in the latest edition of the IEA's Big Ideas speaker series

Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EU-Commission-will-not-hinder-pro-nuclear-countrie

Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Eric Wiebes has said that more nuclear power may join solar and wind in the Dutch energy mix after 2030, in particular small modular reactors (SMR) with a capacity of up to 400MW.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnetherlands-pushes-for-more-nuclear-8153490

The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its Netherlands 2020 Energy Policy Review said The Netherlands “is aiming for a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy and has placed ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets at the centre of energy and climate policy.”

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-netherlands-energy-review-focuses-on-renewables-and-hydrogen-8148588

Maria van der Hoeven, former Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, took charge as the new Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) on 1 September. She was elected in March by the IEA Governing Board to succeed Mr. Nobuo Tanaka of Japan.

Date: Friday, 02 September 2011
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmaria-van-der-hoeven-begins-term-as-iea-director