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Fossil fuels will still make up more than 60% of Canada's fuel mix in 2050 without an accelerated energy transition, a new report from the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has found. The report is the first in CER's Energy Futures series to extend the projection period to 2050 and introduces a new scenario to complement the series' traditional baseline projection.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energy-regulator-explores-key-drivers-of-Canadian

The European Commission should include nuclear among the clean energy technologies that will be financed under the Green Deal low-carbon policy, EDF chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy said today in an online chat with International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol. Several European countries, he noted, are relying on nuclear generation to help them meet their energy and climate goals.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Head-of-EDF-calls-for-Europe-to-include-nuclear-in

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) is to lead the development of an integrated radioactive waste management strategy, at the request of Minister of Natural Resources Canada Seamus O’Regan.

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanada-to-develop-integrated-radioactive-waste-management-strategy-8368905

Canada’s New Brunswick Power (NB Power), Moltex Energy, and Advanced Reactor Concepts, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to find synergies by establishing a small modular reactor vendor cluster in New Brunswick.

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadas-new-brunswick-promotes-smrs-8368871

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced that the first canister of used nuclear fuel had been loaded into the Interim Storage Facilty 2 (ISF-2) at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-canister-of-used-fuel-loaded-at-chernobyl-storage-facility-8369174

The first canister of used nuclear fuel was yesterday loaded into the Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) at the Chernobyl plant in Ukraine. ISF-2 is the largest dry-type used fuel storage facility in the world and has an operating life of at least 100 years.

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-assemblies-loaded-into-new-Chernobyl-used-fu

Advanced Reactor Concepts, New Brunswick Power (NB Power) and Moltex Energy have agreed to set up a small modular reactor (SMR) vendor cluster in New Brunswick. Meanwhile, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has issued a call for proposals for the second round of a programme to accelerate the deployment of SMRs in Canada.

Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canadian-collaborations-move-SMR-plans-forwards

The Canadian government has launched an engagement process to "modernise" the country's radioactive waste policy. At the same time, it has asked the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) to lead a dialogue to develop an integrated strategy for Canada's radioactive waste.

Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canada-to-modernise-and-integrate-nuclear-waste-ma

Canada’s Province of Ontario on 13 November announced its ongoing commitment to nuclear power, including development of new nuclear technologies. It said it continues to expand the range of future opportunities for the Bruce Power site and aligns with the company’s strategy to contribute to a Net Zero Canada by 2050.

Date: Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsontario-confirms-its-commitment-to-nuclear-technology-development-8362673