Without a significant increase in the deployment of nuclear power, it will be difficult for the world to secure sufficient energy to achieve sustainable development and to mitigate climate change, Mikhail Chudakov, deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today on announcing publication of the Vienna-based agency’s latest projections for energy, electricity and nuclear power trends through 2050.
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What do Modern Jazz, Unfinished Symphony and Hard Rock have in common? They are, in fact, all nuclear energy scenarios in a new report – released on 9 September by the World Energy Council entitled: “The Future of Nuclear: Diverse Harmonies in the Energy Transition.”. WEC describes them as “three plausible, alternative pathways for the future development of the sector.” The WEC’s global scenarios framework used in this report was developed in 2016 in collaboration with Accenture Strategy and the Paul Scherrer Institute, the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland. The report also includes contributions from the international nuclear lobbyist group, the World Nuclear Association, with whom the WEC has recently formed a partnership. WEC describes its three nuclear scenarios in the following summary form.
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