Survey of National Long-Range Nuclear Energy Strategies
Apr 3, 2012
IAEA, 22–23 March, 2012
INPRO is undertaking a Survey of Existing National Long-Range Nuclear Energy Strategies as part of its activity in Project 1 (National Long-range Nuclear Energy Strategies) of the INPRO Action Plan for 2012-2013. The results of the survey will serve as reference material for Member States developing such long term strategies.
The survey will be descriptive, not comparative, and provide an inventory of existing nuclear energy strategies. Documents and information already available publicly from Member States with existing nuclear energy programmes will be used as a basis.
“The idea is to allow Member States to see how other countries have formulated their strategies for long-range nuclear energy development”, said Kamran Qureshi of the INPRO Group, who is the scientific secretary of the project.
“We will be extracting certain information from these documents” said Mr Qureshi. “This includes the timeframes covered by existing nuclear energy strategies, the level of depth and details of strategies, how a strategy was generated and approved, how often it is updated and the relationship with national plans for a country’s sustainable development”, he explained.
To start the survey project and benefit from recommendations and advice of experts in INPRO Member States, a consultants meeting was convened on 22–23 March 2012 at the IAEA.
Six participants from Algeria, Chile, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam and the United States attended the meeting, chaired by Mr Mark Holt from the Congressional Research Service of the US Library of Congress.
They reviewed the first set of materials from 14 countries compiled by the Agency, and recommended to enlarge the scope of the study by including additional Member States’ strategies.
Also, it was proposed to include case studies, i.e. 'success stories' that would show how countries with existing nuclear energy strategies had formulated them, faced any challenges, set priorities, etc.
Finally, the participants in the Consultants Meeting on a Survey of Existing National Long-Range Nuclear Energy Strategies discussed and made recommendations for a suitable way to structure and present the survey results. They also prepared the draft table of content for an Agency publication that would document the survey results.
Contact: Kamran Qureshi, INPRO Group