World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising and Chairman Kirill Komarov have written to the London-headquartered organisation’s members to describe their vision for the future of the nuclear industry following the coronavirus pandemic. Long before the present pandemic, the world has had a critical need for more low-carbon electricity and despite the challenging times ahead, it is of the utmost importance that we continue to work towards achieving this goal. We know that developing nuclear power is part of the ultimate proven way of creating low-carbon and affordable energy as well as local and long-term high-value jobs and supply chains. The goal of 1000 GWe of new nuclear capacity by 2050 is more important than ever. In order to realize this, we need to fast-track long-term investments in resilient infrastructure for sustainable development, and we will call on governments around the world for the acceleration of the 439 reactors which are currently planned and proposed to be realized. These projects would offer a significant boost to high quality jobs and drive faster economic recovery.
World Nuclear News 20th April 2020 read more »