India to increase nuclear energy capacity three times in next 10 years to reduce its carbon footprint

NEW DELHI: With India is exploring multiple options to lower its carbon footprints, the government on Tuesday said the country would produce three times more nuclear from its current level and called for greater India-US cooperation for clean energy sectors such as biofuels and hydrogen. The issue of ramping up efforts to produce more nuclear …

KHNP argues for greater nuclear reactor role to achieve zero carbon goal

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP), the state operator of nuclear reactors that had complied with the government order to shut down Wolsong Unit 1 before its legitime lifetime, formerly asked the government to revisit its nuclear phase-out plan to enable greater nuclear role for stable energy supply in carbon neutrality goal. According to …

House Democrats seek to boost US tax credits for clean energy, climate programs

Democrats on the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means released a raft of proposed new and revised tax credits late Sept. 10 as part of a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package aimed in part at avoiding the worst effects of climate change. The committee’s tax proposals include major extensions of existing production and investment …

Morocco, Hungary To Strengthen Nuclear Energy Cooperation

The agreement strengthens bilateral collaboration at different levels between both parties. Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Environment and the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on September 3. The MoU seeks to enhance cooperation between the two countries pertaining to the training of the nuclear industry …

Senate passes clean energy proposal after House adjourns from special session

The Illinois Senate approved a massive clean energy omnibus package after midnight on Tuesday evening, clearing the last major piece of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s political agenda for a vote in the House. The proposal aims to put one million electric vehicles on Illinois roads over the next nine years, and to transition the sixth largest …

Belgian nuclear phase out an ‘irreversible loss’, PM told

An open letter to the prime minister of Belgium, Alexander De Croo, has called for the country’s anti-nuclear policies to be re-evaluated and for Belgium’s nuclear facilities and skills to be positively applied in an effort to avert climate change. Writing in the major newspaper La Libre, a group of young engineers called Horizon 238 appealed …

The UK will miss climate targets without nuclear energy, warns MP

Retiring nuclear power stations in Britain would be ‘an environmental and economic catastrophe of unprecedented scale,’ according to a Labour MP. Charlotte Nichols, MP for Warrington North, urged the government to intervene as the retirement of the nuclear fleet jeopardises climate objectives. The comments follow last week’s report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

Which Industries Stand to Gain From the $1.2T Infrastructure Bill—and Which Stand to Lose

The Senate on Tuesday approved a $1.2 trillion proposal to improve the nation’s aging infrastructure, offering hope of a historic boost to several industries that stand to benefit from increased funding and regulations. While the bill must still clear the House, where it faces a rocky path over the next few weeks, the Senate outcome marks a …

Global climate objectives fall short without nuclear power in the mix: UNECE

The urgent need to reduce emissions and slow global heating, should involve the roll-out of more nuclear power stations, regional UN energy experts argued in a new briefing on Wednesday. Only weeks before world leaders gather in Glasgow to hammer out plans to slow climate change, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a …