International Community Meets to Reaffirm Common Commitment for Strengthening Nuclear Security

Over 57 ministers and more than 2000 experts from over 130 countries and 35 international organizations are meeting at IAEA headquarters this week to reaffirm their common commitment for strengthening nuclear security globally. At the International Conference on Nuclear Security: Sustaining and Strengthening Efforts (ICONS 2020), taking place from 10 to 14 February in Vienna, …

NEI and ABDAN Sign Memorandum as Brazil Seeks to Expand Commercial Nuclear Program

Today in Rio de Janeiro, the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Brazilian Association for the Development of Nuclear Activities (ABDAN) signed a memorandum of understanding during bilateral talks between the U.S. and Brazil. NEI and ABDAN are the premier associations representing the commercial nuclear industries in the two countries. The agreement focuses on areas of cooperation …

Hungary Vows To Be Carbon-Free By 2050, Remains Committed To Nuclear Power

The government of Hungary said it will need about $165.4 billion to convert its entire economy to carbon-free status by the year 2050, in order to meet the European Union’s mandate of “climate neutrality.” Hungary’s Innovation and Technology Minister Laszlo Palkovics said 90% of Hungary’s electricity production should be carbon-free by 2030. Palkovics added that …

Indian Envoy To Russia Says Countries Could Build Nuclear Power Plants In Africa & Middle East

Russia and India may team up to construct nuclear power plants in Africa and the Middle East, according to India’s ambassador to Russia, building on their current experiences in Bangladesh. “There are also good prospects for cooperation of Russia and India in nuclear energy in third countries,” Ambassador Venkatesh Varma told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. “We are …

EU Green Deal ignores its own biggest clean energy source

The European Commission yesterday unveiled its plan for at least EUR1 trillion (USD1.1 trillion) in sustainable investments over the next decade. The European Green Deal Investment Plan (EGDIP) is the investment pillar of the Green Deal, which aims to make the EU climate-neutral by 2050. In December last year, all member states agreed to green …

France, Britain, Germany Trigger Dispute Mechanism in Iran Nuclear Pact

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi and EEAS Secretary General Helga Schmid attend a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria December 6, 2019. (Reuters)   France, Britain and Germany confirmed on Tuesday that they had triggered the dispute mechanism in the Iran nuclear deal given its ongoing violations, but said they were …