The United States is leading an initiative with several other governments to promote nuclear power and encourage investment in new nuclear technologies.
The initiative, launched on Thursday by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette with international partners, aims to “highlight the value of nuclear energy as a clean reliable energy source”. The partners are Japan, Canada, Russia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Poland, Argentina and Romania.
The U.S. nuclear industry is battling competition particularly from natural gas, while many national governments want to reduce their dependency on the energy source after the nuclear accident at Japan’s Fukushima plant in 2011.
The group of nations aims to promote areas such as improved power system integration and the development of technologies like hybrid nuclear-renewable systems. Read More