IEA: Nuclear Power Decline Could Challenge Energy Security

The share of nuclear power generation in the global energy mix is set to decline through 2040 if there is no policy support to promote investment, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). “Nuclear energy plays a major role in both energy security and sustainability in today’s energy mix,” Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive …

Korean, Czech companies strengthen cooperation

South Korea’s Kepco Engineering & Construction Company has signed an agreement with Czech engineering firm UJV Rez to strengthen their cooperation in nuclear power plant projects. Kepco E&C said it had already carried out many activities with UJV Rez, including hosting a nuclear technology exchange workshop. It said it hoped to establish more concrete cooperation with the Czech …

Mapping the future: IAEA paves the way for nuclear transition

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), along with 16 countries, has developed a new tool to help build ‘roadmaps’ for nuclear power, identifying how countries can benefit from innovations in technology and infrastructure. Julian Turner assesses its role in influencing future energy decisions. Nuclear energy systems comprise complex physical and institutional infrastructure that span several …

India, Argentina Sign MoU Memorandum Of Understanding For Cooperation In Nuclear Energy

India and Argentina Monday inked a Memorandum of Understanding to boost cooperation in the sector of nuclear energy. Jorge Faurie, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Argentina said his country has expertise in building small-capacity reactors and was looking to work with India in some third country in tripartite projects. “They (Prime Minister Narendra and Argentine President …

Africa electricity shortage problem has a nuclear power option

The focus on tackling the electricity supply deficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa has been on renewable energy over the last decade. In particular, the potential of solar and wind energy has been most loudly heralded as the solutions for the hundreds of millions of Africans without access to any electricity. The ability to use innovative, off-grid …