Policy Matters

 
 
OECD-NEA conduct public survey of women in the nuclear sector

OECD-NEA conduct public survey of women in the nuclear sector

The Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD-NEA) is reminding the nuclear community of its survey for women in the nuclear sector. The anonymous survey is open to all women who have work experience within the nuclear sector or a related field.

 
OPG’s Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability investing in innovation

OPG’s Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability investing in innovation

OPG’s Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) invests in innovation of nuclear power throughout the CANDU life cycle. The centre is also developing projects to prepare for Pickering Nuclear decommissioning.

 
OECD-NEA releases report on opportunities and challenges of SMRs

OECD-NEA releases report on opportunities and challenges of SMRs

The Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD-NEA) report finds small modular reactors are gaining worldwide recognition for their promising technologies, which present economic and system benefits but require the development of a global SMR market.

 
IAEA invites students and young adults to bring their ideas on the future of nuclear in clean energy systems

IAEA invites students and young adults to bring their ideas on the future of nuclear in clean energy systems

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is calling on students and young professionals to have their voices heard in two essay contests on nuclear policy that offer the winners a chance to be right in the action at the IAEA and at the COP26 in Glasgow.

 
Government of Canada launches $1.5-billion Clean Fuels Fund with call for proposals

Government of Canada launches $1.5-billion Clean Fuels Fund with call for proposals

Fund supports building or expanding clean fuel production facilities, including hydrogen, synthetic fuels and sustainable aviation fuel. Projects must be completed and operational by March 31, 2026.

 
AECL president says Canada needs diversity of energy options to meet climate change goals

AECL president says Canada needs diversity of energy options to meet climate change goals

In The Hill Times, Fred Dermarkar, President & CEO, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited highlights nuclear energy’s critical role in production of emission-free electricity.

 
Natural Resources Canada releases first report on public input to radioactive waste management policy review

Natural Resources Canada releases first report on public input to radioactive waste management policy review

First of two engagement summary reports provides snapshot of views and perspectives received between Nov. 16, 2020 and Feb. 19.

 
Signing on to an SMR vision

Signing on to an SMR vision

Alberta joins New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on SMR development timed with the release of a joint SMR feasibility study, validating the value of SMRs to meet sustainability and clean energy priorities.

 
Timeline extended for input to radioactive waste management consultation process

Timeline extended for input to radioactive waste management consultation process

Ministry of Natural Resources has extended deadline to May 31 with UNENE serving as secretariat for university input to Canada’s policy modernization effort.

 
Canada positions itself for clean energy future

Canada positions itself for clean energy future

Since late last year, the nuclear academic community has participated in the development of Canada’s plans for a low-carbon, clean energy future. The plans, released by the Canadian Government, cover areas ranging from an overarching approach to climate change to development of a mobile hydrogen energy source to design and deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs).