IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said nuclear power is playing an important role in the world’s production of clean energy, “contributing massively” to avoiding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in many countries and providing innovative solutions that could be very useful to emerging economies. Grossi spoke today as part of a panel discussion on electricity security and sustainability at the International Energy Agency’s Clean Energy Transitions Summit. The virtual event brought together ministers and senior figures from around the world to discuss “measures to boost economies, create jobs, reduce global emissions and make energy systems more resilient” amid the economic slowdown during the global pandemic, according to the Paris-based IEA.
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Nuclear power emerged as a radioactive topic for speakers at an International Energy Agency online global summit held Thursday dedicated to the clean energy transition. Policymakers and industry leaders from nearly all corners of the globe, such as China’s Director of the National Energy Administration Minister Zhang Jianhua and U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, outlined their countries’ energy plans at the summit aimed at hashing out a roadmap for how the world transitions away from fossil fuels, linked to greenhouse gases and rising global temperatures. In opening remarks, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged countries to bet their billion-dollar COVID-19 recovery funds on a green future. “We can invest in fossil fuels whose markets are volatile and whose emissions lead to lethal air pollution,” he said. “Or we can invest in renewable energy which is reliable, clean and economically smart.”
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Sama Bilbao y Leon of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency describes how resilience – the capacity to withstand and bounce back from major disruptions – takes many forms at nuclear power plants. The following is an abridged version of the presentation she gave during the webinar the Paris-based organisation held today to discuss its newly published Policy Brief, Building low-carbon resilient electricity infrastructures with nuclear energy in the post-COVID-19 era.
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