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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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GIF-highlights-nuclear-s-ESG-attributes

The DOE is hoping the new unit will be completed as early as 2026  GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and the Bill Gates-backed nuclear developer TerraPower have announced plans to establish a partnership to design and build the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) for the US Department of Energy.

The two companies recently submitted a joint response to an expression of interest issued by the Battelle Energy Alliance on behalf of the DOE which seeks stakeholders interested in forming a partnership for a cost sharing arrangement to design and construct the VTR.

The VTR, which uses sodium fast reactor technology, will use high energy neutrons to test and develop advanced reactor fuels and materials. The DOE has said it could be completed as early as 2026 at the site of one of the country’s national laboratories.

US energy secretary Dan Brouillette said in March that there is a growing interest in advanced nuclear energy and private companies have already invested more than $1bn in new reactor designs that will be smaller, more affordable, highly flexible and extremely safe.

Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/geh-and-terrapower-announce-design-and-build-partnership-for-vtr-1-2-2020

Innovation has always been at the heart of the nuclear power industry and its future depends on this commitment to technological advancement in both large and small reactor designs. This was the message of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) General Ministerial Conference held in Washington DC last week.

Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Conference-Advancing-the-rebirth-of-nuclear-power

Half of the carbon emissions in the world today were produced in the last 30 years and it is up to governments and industry to cooperate as never before to ensure the next three decades lead to a clean energy future. This was the consensus of a debate on multilateral partnerships that took place yesterday at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna.

Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/A-low-carbon-future-needs-partnerships

The US Administration is committed to reviving and revitalising the nuclear industry and is leading by action, not just words, according to US Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-DOE-all-in-on-new-nuclear-says-Brouillette

The US Administration is committed to reviving and revitalising the nuclear industry and is leading by action, not just words, according to US Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

Date: Friday, 30 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-DOE-all-in-on-new-nuclear-says-Brouillette

The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Charlotte, venue for the Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit . Photo courtesy Ritz-Carlton. The Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit (NDUF2019), one of the largest conferences in the industry, will bring together over 450 decommissioning and used fuel professionals to tackle core challenges with world-class experts, hear about upcoming contracts and opportunities, and meet and form partnerships with new and existing clients and customers.

NDUF2019 will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. It will be the largest nuclear decommissioning and used fuel meeting in North America with key decision makers and industry leaders from around the world.

Date: Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nuclear-decommissioning-and-used-fuel-strategy-summit-8-2-2019

The Initiative on Nuclear Energy is to be launched on 24 May at the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in Copenhagen. Here, Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette of the US Department of Energy explains the Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy (NICE).

Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-Innovation-Clean-Energy-Future-(NICE-Futur