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UK-based clean energy company Shearwater Energy Ltd is developing a wind-SMR (small modular reactor) and hydrogen production hybrid energy project in North Wales.

Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsshearwater-energy-and-nuscale-plan-uk-hybrid-wind-smr-energy-project-8458752

Shearwater Energy, which describes itself as a UK-based hybrid clean energy company, is developing a wind-small modular reactor and hydrogen production hybrid energy project in North Wales. Shearwater says it has selected the SMR technology being developed by NuScale and has signed a memorandum of understanding with the US company to further collaboration in advancing the proposed project.

Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-firm-plans-wind-SMR-hybrid-system-with-NuScale

Energy consumption from fossil fuels is expected to decrease due to a stated commitment to lower carbon dioxide emissions and address climate change. This reduction will inevitably increase demand for other energy sources, including nuclear – currently the fastest growing source of energy worldwide. Many countries have stated plans to build new nuclear reactors to cope with demand, including China, India, Russia, UK, and the USA. Others are investing heavily in upgrading existing facilities, including Canada and France.

Date: Friday, 15 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdemand-increases-for-nuclear-metal-tubing-as-higher-energy-consumption-leads-to-plans-for-new-reactors-worldwide-8453732

The UK Space Agency (UKSA) is joining forces with Rolls-Royce for a unique study into how nuclear power and technologies could be used as part of space exploration.

Date: Friday, 15 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-space-agency-and-rolls-royce-to-co-operation-on-nuclear-propulsion-8453657

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

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Alok Sharma as full-time president of the UN COP26 climate conference, with Kwasi Kwarteng replacing Sharma as secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The COP26 president will be based in the Cabinet Office, continuing as a full member of Cabinet, and will chair the Climate Action Implementation Committee to coordinate government action towards net zero by 2050 in the run up to COP26, which will be held in Glasgow this November.

Date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-makes-COP26-president-a-full-time-role

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) cannot judge whether Iran will choose to become only the second country, after North Korea, ever to deny its inspectors access to nuclear sites, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today. Grossi was speaking in an interview with Francois Murphy, chief correspondent of Reuters in Austria, where the IAEA is headquartered. The interview was held on the first day of the Reuters Next virtual summit that is taking place until 14 January.

Date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-confined-to-piecemeal-updates-from-Iran-says

UK Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng said he looks forward to “a year of delivery” in 2021, following the publication of the Energy White Paper on 14 December. In an interview with Chris Lambert, director of the Westminster Energy Forum (WEF), Kwarteng explained some of the ministerial thinking behind the White Paper and provided further background on the government’s strategy for reaching net-zero by 2050.

Date: Saturday, 09 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-stands-out-as-clean-dispatchable-firm-powe

Iran's latest move to increase uranium enrichment poses a nuclear proliferation risk, say the foreign ministers of the UK, France and Germany - the E3 countries. Meanwhile Iran’s ambassador to international organisations in Vienna has written to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), stressing the need for Israel's "prompt and unconditional" joining of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Date: Friday, 08 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/E3-warn-of-risk-from-Tehran-s-latest-violation-of

The UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said on 24 December that the UK and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) had signed a Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA) which was a “separate agreement from the wider UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement” finally agreed as part of the Brexit negotiations.

Date: Tuesday, 05 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-signs-nuclear-cooperation-agreement-with-euratom-8435713