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All realistic options that might contribute to global net-zero must be considered, the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) has said in an open letter to COP26 President Alok Sharma. Nuclear systems and advanced reactors - such as Generation IV systems - can contribute to a net-zero society alongside renewable energies, it says.

Date: Saturday, 30 October 2021
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Nuclear energy, as an asset class, has the potential to report well against a wide range of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data collection and accounting metrics, according to a new report from the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). This should allow nuclear energy to be considered as an investable asset class, thereby allowing nuclear companies and projects to access climate finance.

Date: Wednesday, 08 September 2021
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South Africa’s power utility Eskom cannot afford the planned nuclear power expansion programme, acting Eskom chief financial officer Calib Cassim said on 30 January. The government has said it will push ahead with the plan but will but at a slower pace in the face of poor economic growth. “I can’t go and commit to additional expenditure on a nuclear programme,” Cassim told reporters during the release of Eskom's financial results for the six months to 30 September 2017. Eskom reported a 34% drop in interim profits to ZAR6bn ($504m) due to declining sales and higher financing costs.

Date: Thursday, 01 February 2018
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Following an 11-day mission to South Africa, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team said on 15 December that South Africa has a robust regulatory framework for nuclear safety but recommended improvements in the oversight of radiation safety.

Date: Tuesday, 20 December 2016
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Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom in 2016 will contribute RUB24.6m ($300,000) from its state budget allocation to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO project), according to a Russian government directive published on the official legal information portal. The directive says Rosatom and the Russian Foreign Ministry will monitor the use of the Russian contribution.

Date: Thursday, 28 January 2016
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