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EU Leaders Include Nuclear Energy In Green Transition

European Union leaders agreed that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc’s solution to making its economy carbon-neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-dependent countries. The EU heads of state and government agreed that nuclear energy will be recognized as a way to fight climate change as part of a deal that endorsed the ...

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Madrid Talks Leave Carbon Pricing To COP26

The UN climate talks in Madrid  ended recently with agreement to postpone a decision on the sixth article of the Paris climate accord. COP25 had been supposed to work out rules for a new global carbon market and create a system that would allow countries to pay each other for projects that reduce emissions. That task will now have to be ...

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Canada Energy Regulator Releases New Long-Term Energy Outlook

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) released its long-term energy outlook that explores how new technologies, infrastructure developments and climate policy will impact Canadian energy consumption and production trends over the next 20 years. Canada’s Energy Future 2019: Energy Supply and Demand Projections to 2040 shows that while domestic fossil fuel consumption growth slows, crude oil and natural gas production continues ...

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Indonesia Strengthens Nuclear And Radiation Safety, Sees Areas for Enhancement

Indonesia has made progress in strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, addressing most of the recommendations made during an initial review in 2015. The team also noted areas for further enhancement, including the need to maintain and expand qualified staff to meet future needs. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team recently concluded an 11-day follow-up mission ...

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Nuclear Energy: A Feasible Solution

As the world feels the dire effects of climate change, many prominent scientists are working to provide safe, efficient, and clean alternative fuels and energies. As they scramble to find ways to make solar and wind farms cheaper and more efficient, there are others who know that a safe, relatively cheap, efficient, and clean energy already exists: nuclear power. People ...

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France Extends Nuclear Reactors Outage After Earthquake

French utility EDF had extended outages at three nuclear reactors at its Cruas plant until Nov. 15 following a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in southeast France that forced it to temporarily suspend electricity generation at the site. A sensor at the plant was activated during the earthquake in the region, requiring the state-controlled utility to carry out further checks for potential ...

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Nuclear Power Emerges as Green Option for Asia

Nuclear power is emerging as an option key source of “green energy” for most developing Asian countries, in order to stem the spike in greenhouse gas emission which came along way with the region’s economic success, experts who participated recently in a Manila forum said. The growing concern over climate change and how it will hurt the region’s environment, human ...

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