Companies from various countries take part in construction of Egypt’s first nuclear plant

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In a significant instance of cooperation involving multiple countries, Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has signed a contract with the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company Ltd (KHNP) for the construction of turbine islands for Egypt’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) coming up at El-Dabaa.

IAEA International Ministerial Conference to focus on nuclear power for clean energy transition 

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The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) next International Ministerial Conference will focus on how nuclear power can help reduce reliance on fossil fuels, ensure energy security and contribute to the clean energy transition, the Vienna-based IAEA announced earlier this month.

Indian scientists extract sizeable uranium from seawater

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Scientists from India announced last week that they have successfully extracted uranium from natural seawater.

The rise of King coal as energy crisis hits Europe 

Coal, considered to be the single largest source of global carbon emissions, is back in demand amidst the current energy crisis and soaring fossil fuel prices.

2021 saw higher nuclear generation, better reactor performance over 2020: WNA report  

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Reversing the decline in 2020 caused by Covid-19, nuclear power generation increased by 100 terawatt hours (TWh) to reach 2653 TWh in 2021, meeting 10 percent of the global electricity demand, according to the World Nuclear Association (WNN) latest performance report.

Nuclear power can play major role in achieving net zero emissions by 2050: IEA

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Amidst the current global energy crisis, nuclear power has the potential to play a significant role in helping countries to securely transition to energy systems dominated by renewables, according to a new special report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released late last month.

Construction starts of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant 

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A ceremony was held earlier this month to mark the start of construction in Egypt’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at El Dabaa where the “first concrete” was poured at the NPP site.