IAEA releases report on Nuclear Energy for a Net Zero World

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released its report titled “Nuclear Energy for a Net Zero World” ahead of the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK, being held from October 31 to November 12.

IAEA forum on how nuclear science can help prevent outbreaks like COVID-19

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The Scientific Forum 2021, organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) along with its annual general conference in Vienna last month, was dedicated to investigate the future and how nuclear science can further help the world to prepare for future zoonotic outbreaks like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Global nuclear generation capacity expected to double by 2050 in IAEA’s high case scenario

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Global nuclear power generation capacity will double to 792 gigawatts (GW) by 2050 from the 393 GW available in 2020, according to the latest projections of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Bangladesh intends to construct its second nuclear power plant

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Bangladesh has announced its intent to construct a second nuclear power plant (NPP) in the country following the completion of its first NPP at Rooppur, construction of which is currently underway.
India elected new external auditor of the IAEA

India elected new external auditor of the IAEA

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India has been elected as the external auditor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a period of six years from 2022 to 2027 after winning the ballot in the voting for the post held during the recently held 65th annual general conference of the United Nations (UN) nuclear regulator.
Rosatom to build plant for making lithium-ion cells, energy storage systems

Rosatom to build plant for making lithium-ion cells, energy storage systems

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Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s integrator company for the energy storage business, Renera, which is a subsidiary of Rosatom’s fuel arm TVEL, announced earlier this month that it will build its 3-gigawatt (GWh) lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in the country’s Kaliningrad region.
Westinghouse Electric in talks to build 6 nuclear reactors in India

Unit 2 of Arab world’s first nuclear plant located in UAE connected to grid

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The second unit of the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was successfully connected to the national power grid earlier this month, two weeks after the start-up of the reactor was completed, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced.
World’s first high temperature gas-cooled reactor starts up in China

World’s first high temperature gas-cooled reactor starts up in China

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State-run power generator China Huaneng Group (CHGC) announced earlier this week that the company has started up its high-temperature gas-cooled HTR-PM small modular reactor (SMR) at the Shidao Bay nuclear power plant in northeast China’s Shandong province.

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