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IAEA's Grossi Says Nuclear Power Contributes a Great Deal to Clean Energy Transition   The Game-Changing Power of Nuclear Energy to Reduce GHG Emissions

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.    Driven by fossil fuels, energy-related greenhouse gas emissions have skyrocketed over the last half century and now make up more than two-thirds of all emissions. But as a new IAEA data animation underscores, the increasing role of electricity offers an opportunity for its clean sources such as nuclear power to ensure the “deep decarbonization”.
COVID-19 and Low Carbon Electricity: Lessons for the Future   Nuclear Energy for Non-Electric Applications Key for Climate Change Mitigation
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the operation of power systems across the globe and offered a glimpse of a future electricity mix dominated by low carbon sources. The performance of nuclear power, in particular, demonstrates how it can support the transition to a resilient, clean energy system well beyond the COVID-19 recovery phase.   Using nuclear energy to produce hydrogen, desalinate seawater and heat buildings can further enhance nuclear power’s contribution to climate action while also boosting its economic viability, speakers at a recent IAEA webinar said. In addition to powering millions of homes and businesses, NPPs produce heat that can also be directly used for a wide range of industrial applications.
From Paper to Digital: IAEA’s INIS Marks 50 Years of Nuclear Information Sharing   Nuclear Technology Management: IAEA Guidance for University Programmes
This year, the IAEA’s International Nuclear Information System (INIS) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Created as a computerized bibliographic database for IAEA Member States to share and preserve their information, INIS today hosts one of the world's largest and most comprehensive collections of published information on the peaceful uses of nuclear science & tech.   The IAEA has released a new publication to help guide universities to incorporate management aspects of nuclear technology into their nuclear education programmes. The nuclear industry and radiation technology sector rely on qualified human resources that are developed through nuclear education and training programmes and supported by government and industry.
Concluded CRP: Geochemical and Mineralogical Characterization of Uranium and Thorium Deposits (CRP T11007)   Nuclear Power Operators Use Remote Assessments to Overcome Pandemic Mobility Restrictions
A three-year IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) on geochemical and mineralogical characterization of uranium and thorium, has recently concluded, helping experts understand and improve the evaluation of these deposits, with possible implications for better processing and production.   Nuclear power plant operators are carrying out remote quality and safety related assessments of systems, structures and components (SSC) to overcome physical distancing and mobility restrictions during the global pandemic, participants in a recent IAEA webinar said. The pandemic has tested the resilience of the nuclear power industry.
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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme Launches

The application process has opened for female students interested in applying for a scholarship from the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme towards their Master’s degrees in nuclear science and technology, nuclear safety and security or non-proliferation.

The fellowship will provide scholarships for up to 100 selected applicants annually, to help enhance the pool of qualified young women in the nuclear field. It also aims to support an inclusive workforce of both men and women for the future, contributing to global scientific and technological innovation from all over the world as diversity gives opportunity to greater creativity and productivity.

Candidates have until midnight on 11 October 2020 to apply for the first 100 scholarships! Find out more
Info About the Marie Sklowska-Curie Fellowship Programme
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IAEA GC64 Scientific Forum 2020
22–23 September 2020
Vienna, Austria

International Conference on Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) in Industry
19–23 October 2020
Vienna, Austria


International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management and Human Resources Development

Moscow, Russian Federation


28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference

Nice, France

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