15.06.2017_No118 / News in Brief

Why Pressure Is Growing For ‘Clear And Consistent’ Policy Support For Nuclear

Policies & Politics

15 Jun (NucNet): The Paris-based International Energy Agency has become the latest group to argue that nuclear energy can make a significant contribution to combatting global warming, but only if it receives “clear and consistent” policy support for existing capacity and new build. In its Energy Technology Perspectives 2017 report, the agency said efforts are needed to reduce the investment risk in new nuclear due to uncertainties such as licensing and siting processes, which have clear requirements and do not require significant capital expenditure before receiving a final approval or decision. The report speaks of the need for “strong policy signals” and “multiple policy objectives”. In this special report, NucNet looks at the issue of incentives for nuclear, why they are needed and the options that are available. Full story for subscribers: http://bit.ly/2ryPUrS

Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers):

  • Why Pressure Is Growing For ‘Clear And Consistent’ Policy Support For Nuclear (Insider No.9, 15 June 2017)

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