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#FORATOM highlights need for investment in all low-carbon technologies to meet climate challenges

#FORATOM highlights need for investment in all low-carbon technologies to meet climate challenges

| April 3, 2019

The world is facing a major challenge – in order to prevent irreversible climate change, global warming needs to be kept below 1.5 degrees.  For Europe, this means a full decarbonization of its economy.  And this, in turn, requires adequate financing and investment in ALL low-carbon technologies.  The EIB Energy Lending Policy consultation came to […]

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EU needs #NuclearEnergy to ensure a sustainable, low-carbon future

EU needs #NuclearEnergy to ensure a sustainable, low-carbon future

| February 8, 2019

Nuclear energy can help the European Union achieve a sustainable and low-carbon future while at the same time providing people with reliable and affordable electricity. In a dedicated position paper, FORATOM highlights nuclear energy’s three main advantages in this context: environmental sustainability, energy independence, and economic contribution. The role nuclear energy will play in Europe’s […]

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Closure of #Fessenheim cannot hide nuclear agenda of French government – quote from #MichèleRivasi

Closure of #Fessenheim cannot hide nuclear agenda of French government – quote from #MichèleRivasi

| November 28, 2018

On 27 November, French President Macron (pictured) announced the closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in 2020 and other nuclear plants by 2035. However, the closure of just 4-6 reactors by 2030 will in effect see several operations prolonged beyond their safe limits of 40 years. Michèle Rivasi, spokesman on nuclear power for the […]

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#NuclearEnergy can help #Poland reduce emissions and create jobs

#NuclearEnergy can help #Poland reduce emissions and create jobs

| November 20, 2018

Poland must invest in a new low-carbon energy source if it is to reduce its CO2 emissions, according to Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski. The minister was speaking at the inaugural World Nuclear Spotlight Poland conference in Warsaw – a high-level event which brought together Polish decision makers and global nuclear industry leaders and stakeholders. Tchórzewski […]

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#IPCC: Nuclear must be part of the solution says #FORATOM

#IPCC: Nuclear must be part of the solution says #FORATOM

| October 10, 2018

Nuclear power is essential if the world is to keep global warming to below 1.5 degrees, according to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC). Indeed, for electricity generation, the share of nuclear will need to increase significantly in order to meet global targets. According to Debra Roberts, co-chairwoman of IPCC […]

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#MIT – Nuclear energy is key to achieving decarbonization targets

#MIT – Nuclear energy is key to achieving decarbonization targets

| September 12, 2018

Without the contribution nuclear energy provides as a dispatchable and low carbon energy source, the overall cost of achieving deep decarbonization targets will increase significantly, according to the latest study released by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Initiative. Findings and recommendations from the study were presented during a dedicated event held in Brussels by […]

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#FORATOM- Nuclear experts discuss challenges and opportunities for their industry at international conference

#FORATOM- Nuclear experts discuss challenges and opportunities for their industry at international conference

| July 19, 2018

More than 350 nuclear experts from across the globe are gathering in Ottawa, Canada, this week to share ideas and best practices related to management systems. Leadership, quality management, innovation and security governance are just a few of the topics being debated by senior managers from across Europe, America, Asia and Africa. The 2018 International […]

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