The Nuclear Industry Association has launched a major campaign to press the case for nuclear power as part of the UK’s energy mix. The ‘Rediscover Nuclear’ campaign will run until March 2020 to drive home the importance of nuclear energy in meeting the Government’s ambitious Net Zero 2050 target and its wide-ranging benefits to the economy in terms of high quality job creation, innovation and business opportunities, said the industry body. The campaign will include new micro website outlining nuclear’s role in helping cut all CO2 emissions in the next three decades and a social media campaign #Rediscovernuclear focused on Twitter and LinkedIn, that will allow industry ambassadors to engage and promote the sector.
NW Evening Mail 10th Oct 2019 read more »
Market forces, rather than reports on climate change, will force renewable energy developers to overcome their ideological aversion to sharing a platform with the nuclear power industry, delegates at the IAEA’s International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power heard yesterday. Among topics discussed at the weeklong conference in Vienna, has been the fact the cost of building solar and wind power units may be falling, but the intermittency of their supply leads to high system costs. A number of speakers have also referred to the fact that the International Energy Agency, the World Energy Council, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have all produced reports recenty that say that nuclear, as a source of baseload and low-carbon electricity, needs to be part of the solution not only to climate change but also to sustainable development. That message is being ignored, they have noted, by many in the renewable energy industry.
World Nuclear News 10th Oct 2019 read more »