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Leaders of Canada’s electricity sector announce new alliance to help meet Canada’s net-zero emissions targets

Leaders of Canada’s electricity sector announce new alliance to help meet Canada’s net-zero emissions targets

On Oct. 13, six major electricity associations announced the creation of Electricity Alliance Canada (EAC), a coalition to help meet Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Numerous studies suggest a doubling or even tripling of electricity supply will be required to support the efforts.

 
Why hydrogen needs nuclear

Why hydrogen needs nuclear

If you are trying to get a handle on the role of hydrogen in the clean energy economy and how nuclear plays into that, take a read of this report by UNENE partner, Nuclear Innovation Institute.

 
PEO reports on the role of support programs in strengthening diversity

PEO reports on the role of support programs in strengthening diversity

The report finds that successful employer awareness programs (EAP) and licensure assistance programs (LAP) must address the barriers women and underrepresented groups face in the engineering industry.

 
Long-term nuclear operations expected to expand, finds OECD-NEA report

Long-term nuclear operations expected to expand, finds OECD-NEA report

The OECD-NEA reports more than 100 nuclear reactors worldwide were operating past their licensed periods, with more reactors expected to follow as long-term operations are an effective way to avoid emissions and manage decarbonization.

 
New IAEA report: Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050

New IAEA report: Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released the 41st edition of RDS-1, containing estimates of energy, electricity and nuclear power trends up to the year 2050. The publication is organized into world and regional subsections, with global and regional nuclear power projections presented as low and high cases, encompassing the uncertainties inherent in projecting trends.

 
Former UNENE board member Diane Cameron reflects on her nuclear career

Former UNENE board member Diane Cameron reflects on her nuclear career

As Natural Resource Canada’s nuclear director, Diane Cameron helped chart the country’s nuclear roadmap and brought the technology into the climate change conversation. Ahead of her move to OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency, she sat down with NEI contributor (and UNENE communications consultant) Jacquie Hoornweg to reflect on her career and the path forward.

 
UNENE collaborators announced as members of CNSC External Advisory Committee on pressure tubes

UNENE collaborators announced as members of CNSC External Advisory Committee on pressure tubes

UNENE Research Advisory Committee Chair, Dr. Paul Spekkens, and UNENE-NSERC research chairs, McMaster University’s John Luxat and Queen’s University’s Mark Daymond, will support CNSC by providing scientific and technological advice on pressure tubes.

 
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds limiting global warming will not be possible without strong and deliberate action

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds limiting global warming will not be possible without strong and deliberate action

According to a recently released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a sustained reduction in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions would limit climate change. However, the report warns that without strong and deliberate action, limiting global warming will not be possible.

 
Applications open for the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme for women in nuclear

Applications open for the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme for women in nuclear

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has opened its application process for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme. The application is open to female Master’s students in nuclear-related fields. The application period closes Sept. 30.

 
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.