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The International Energy Agency (IEA) in its latest report, Electricity 2024, dedicates a significant amount of space to nuclear power – a departure from its previous studies which treated it as peripheral. In its press release on the new report, IEA says the increase in electricity generation from renewables and nuclear "appears to be pushing the power sector's emissions into structural decline". Over the next three years, low-emissions generation is set to rise at twice the annual growth rate between 2018 and 2023. Global emissions from electricity generation are expected to decrease by 2.4% in 2024, followed by smaller declines in 2025 and 2026.

Date: Friday, 26 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-acknowledges-significance-of-nuclear-energy-in-new-report-11463539

Ukraine's Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko, Energoatom President Petro Kotin and Westinghouse CEO Patrick Fragman have signed an agreement on the purchase of equipment for what is to become Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant unit 5.

Date: Tuesday, 19 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ukraine-and-Westinghouse-sign-agreement-for-Khmeln

At the 28th Conference of the Parties to the original 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), 22 countries signed a declaration supporting tripling nuclear energy capacity by 2050. The document was signed by the heads of state, or senior officials, from Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ghana, Hungary, Japan, South Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the USA. China and Russia did not sign, although they have the world’s fastest growing and most ambitious nuclear power programmes.

Date: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscop28-22-countries-target-tripling-global-nuclear-energy-capacity-by-2050-11347824

Polish utility Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ) has signed the Engineering Services Contract (ESC) with US-based companies Westinghouse and Bechtel for the design of Poland's first NPP. The contract scope includes finalising a site-specific design for three Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear islands; turbine Island and balance of plant design work; and support for PEJ to prepare licence application materials, training programmes, and operations and maintenance procedures. The work outlined in the 18-month contract will begin immediately.

Date: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspoland-signs-contract-for-design-of-first-npp-11186495

In an update to its Net Zero Roadmap, published in 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the role of nuclear power has been revised upwards given recent policy support. In the updated net-zero emissions (NZE) scenario, nuclear generating capacity reaches 916 GWe in 2050, up from the 812 GWe given in the 2021 version.

Date: Thursday, 28 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IEA-sees-greater-role-for-nuclear-in-attaining-net

Polish utility Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowy (PEJ) has received a decision from the General Director for Environmental Protection (GDOS - Generalnej Dyrekcji Ochrony Srodowiska) on the environmental conditions for the construction of Poland’s first NPP in the province of Pomerania. PEJ submitted the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the first plant to GDOS in March 2022 and in August 2023 applied to the Pomeranian Voivode (Governor), Dariusz Drelich, for a siting decision.

Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspoland-receives-positive-environmental-decision-on-planned-npp-11174032

Slovak Nuclear & Decommissioning Company (JAVYS - Jadrová a Vyradovacia Spolocnost) and US-based Westinghouse Electric Company have signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) “to create a space for cooperation in the field of nuclear energy and in the implementation of projects aimed at the development of small modular reactors (SMRS)”.

Date: Thursday, 20 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjavys-and-westinghouse-to-cooperate-on-smrs-11018209