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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again lost the remote connection to its safeguards surveillance systems installed at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant (ZNPP), further underlining the need for the IAEA to go there very soon, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 29 June.

Date: Saturday, 02 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-loses-safeguards-connections-with-zaporizhzhya-npp-and-chernobyl-9819101

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is increasingly concerned about the difficult conditions facing staff at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant (ZNPP) and it must go there as soon as possible to address this and other urgent issues, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said.

Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-director-general-stresses-need-to-visit-zaporizhzhya-npp-9807909

With soaring energy prices and a renewed need for energy security, Professor Radek Skoda from the Czech Technical University puts the case for an innovative nuclear-fuelled district heating system.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Nuclear-and-the-district-heating-indust

Russian troops still in control of Europe’s largest nuclear station IAEA director-general Rafael Grossi during a visit to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine in late March 2022. Image courtesy IAEA. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) must send a mission to Ukraine’s occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station as soon as possible to address concerns about staff conditions and “other urgent issues”, said the agency’s director-general Rafael Grossi.

The six-units Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station, the largest in Europe, was taken by Russian troops after an armed assault on 4 March 2022 and has since remained occupied but operational in a reduced state.

The IAEA is aware of recent reports in the media and elsewhere warning of a deteriorating situation for Ukrainian staff at Zaporizhzhia, Mr Grossi said.

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/grossi-calls-for-urgent-iaea-mission-to-occupied-zaporizhzhia-6-1-2022

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) says it has terminated international agreements concerning cooperation between the country and Russia in the field of nuclear safety.

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ukraine-terminates-Russia-nuclear-agreements

Reactors could be answer to climate and energy crisis, says letter Image courtesy Bundesregierung (German government). Six leading nuclear industry organisations called today on G7 leaders to support global access to nuclear power and technology as the bloc has committed to move away from fossil fuels but more investment in low-carbon technologies, including nuclear, will be needed.

The six organisations are: the Canadian Nuclear Association, the Japan Atomic Industry Forum, the US Nuclear Energy Institute, the UK Nuclear Industry Association, Brussels-based Nucleareurope, and the World Nuclear Association.

A joint statement said that the combination of an increasingly urgent climate crisis and volatile energy prices, intensified by the war in Ukraine, has shown the “key strengths” of nuclear technologies.

Date: Saturday, 25 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nuclear-industry-groups-call-on-leaders-to-support-nuclear-power-and-technology-6-5-2022

The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) large industrialised nations should incentivise the extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the goal of achieving a low-carbon and secure energy supply, the nuclear industry has said.

Date: Saturday, 25 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/G7-urged-to-back-nuclear-extensions-to-tackle-clim

China leading in nuclear power investment IEA director-general Fatih Birol presenting the World Energy Investment 2022 report at an online event this week. Image courtesy IEA. Global energy investment is expected to increase by 8% in 2022, well above pre-pandemic levels in 2019, but a much higher growth pace is needed for clean technologies, including nuclear, to be on track for a 1.5°C stabilisation of the rise in global average temperatures, a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) found.

The IEA’s World Energy Investment report said global energy investment this year is projected to reach $2.4tn (€2.28tn), with the bulk going into renewables and grids.

However, almost half of the increase in capital spending is linked to higher costs due to supply chain pressures instead of bringing additional energy supply capacity or savings.

Date: Friday, 24 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/global-clean-energy-investment-beats-pre-pandemic-levels-but-growth-insufficient-to-meet-climate-goals-6-4-2022

In a recent position paper, the Belgian Nuclear Society (BNS) welcomed the political decision to keep two reactors - Doel 4 and Tihange 3 - in operation beyond 2025 because of security of electricity supply concerns. However, it questions why the operation of the units has been limited to just ten years.

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/BNS-questions-limit-to-extended-operation-of-Belgi

A low-carbon future - anchored by the strength and resilience of the current nuclear fleet - is within our grasp if we make the right choices today, Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) President and CEO Maria Korsnick said in her annual State of the Industry address to the US organisation's Nuclear Energy Assembly in Washington DC.

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Korsnick-charts-sea-change-for-nuclear