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IAEA Bulletin

Nuclear Power in the 21st Century

by Yukiya AmanoIt will be difficult for the world to achieve the twin goals of ensuring sustainable energy supplies and curbing greenhouse gases without nuclear power.

Nuclear Power, Energy Economics and Energy Security

As simple as the recipe for economic development appears, technological, infrastructural, financial and developmental considerations must be analysed and balanced to produce a national energy strategy.

Energy and Sustainable Development

Nuclear power is ahead of other energy technologies in ‘internalizing’ all external costs, from safety to waste disposal to decommissioning.

Nuclear Energy’s Role in Mitigating Climate Change and Air Pollution

Energy experts expect energy demand to rise dramatically in the 21st century, especially in developing countries, where today, over one billion people have no access to modern energy services.

Nuclear Power Today and Tomorrow

By Alexander Bychkov Worldwide, with 437 nuclear power reactors in operation and 68 new reactors under construction, nuclear power’s global generating capacity reached 372.5 GW(e) at the end of 2012.

Supporting New Nuclear Power Programmes

For many developing countries, the relatively large capital investment needed to fund the reactor’s construction can become one of the major obstacles. The IAEA supports countries in identifying means to handle the financial risks.

Solutions for Waste Management

To safely and securely dispose of highlevel and long-lived radioactive waste, this material needs to be stored for a period of time that is very long compared to our everyday experience.

Building Public Trust in Nuclear Power

Stakeholder involvement is recognized as a crucial process for the success of any nuclear power programme.

Training Tomorrow’s Nuclear Workforce

Recruiting high-calibre engineers needed for the operation of nuclear power plants is a growing challenge, even for existing nuclear power programmes, because of a wave of retirements combined with increasing global demand.

Nuclear Safety Through International Cooperation

By Denis Flory Following the Fukushima accident, strengthening nuclear safety standards and emergency response has become an imperative at the global level. The IAEA is leading in developing a global approach.

Achieving Nuclear Sustainability Through Innovation

INPRO undertakes collaborative projects among IAEA Member States, which analyse development scenarios and examine how nuclear energy can support the United Nations’ goals for sustainable development in the 21st century.