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A wide-ranging Nuclear Energy Technology Roadmap: from findings to recommendations
A wide-ranging Nuclear Energy Technology Roadmap: from findings to recommendations

Author(s): Marc Deffrennes
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: nuclear energy, innovation;

Summary/Abstract: Nuclear Energy has fundamental advantages in terms of reducing GHG emissions, competitiveness of electricity production and security of supply. The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) jointly issued their Nuclear Energy Technology Roadmap in 2015. By identifying major barriers and recommendations on how they can be overcome, the Roadmap aims to assist interested stakeholders – governments, research organizations, industry, financing institutions – in maintaining or developing nuclear energy technologies. As a follow-up to this roadmap, the NEA launched a broad Initiative called NI2050 – Nuclear Innovation 2050 – with the central objective of identifying R&D strategies and associated priorities so as to achieve the commercial readiness of innovative sustainable nuclear technologies in a timely and cost effective manner, in particular through cooperation to pool resources. Towards the end of 2017, the work will result in the first set of large R&D projects, possibly including any necessary large R&D infrastructures. A number of stakeholders may be willing to cooperate on this to foster their effective implementation.

  • Issue Year: XXV/2016
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 31-38
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English