Net-Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 2050 Requires A New Nuclear Power Plant Every Day

More than a decade ago, Gwyn Prins and Steve Rayner characterized climate policy as an “auction of promises” in which politicians “vied to outbid each other with proposed emissions targets that were simply not achievable.” For instance, among Democrats competing for the presidency in 2020, several, including Joe Biden, have committed to achieving net-zero carbon …

EU states delay green finance guide, leave it open to nuclear power

A set of European Union standards to determine which financial products qualify as “green” should be delayed until the end of 2022, EU governments agreed on Wednesday, stirring concern because the guidelines might end up including investments in nuclear power. The delay, if confirmed by EU lawmakers, could slow the growth of the $200 billion …

UAE certifies second group of Emirati nuclear reactor operators

The second group of 38 multinational Senior Reactor Operators, SROs, and Reactor Operators, ROs, of the Nawah Energy Company, have been officially certified by the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, FANR, the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator. The total number of qualified operators has now reached 53, well above the 32 required to operate Unit 1 …

Energy is the new bridge in US-India relationship

With state-run Petronet LNG Ltd announcing its plans to invest in Tellurian Inc’s US Gulf Coast project, energy has cemented its place as the new bridge in the India-US bilateral relationship. Given that defence partnership was the cornerstone around New Delhi’s engagement with Washington, the LNG sourcing announcement and the CEO’s roundtable held during Indian …

S. Korean Gov’t to Revamps Nuclear Power Export Strategy

The South Korean government has decided to promote nuclear technology exports to revive the domestic nuclear power industry, which is having difficulty due to the nuclear phase-out policy. For starters, the focus of the nuclear export strategy will shift from construction of nuclear power plants overseas to the full cycle of nuclear power generation ranging …