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Canada invests in small nuclear reactors to meet climate goals

Oakville, Ontario-based nuclear tech company Terrestrial Energy has received a $20 million commitment from the federal government to aid in the development of the company’s small modular reactor (SMR) technology.

Q&A: New York moves to reduce building greenhouse gas emissions Special

New Jersey just became the first state to impose that builders take into account the impact of climate change in order to win government approval for projects. Rhonda Landis from FacilityConneX looks into what needs to be done.

Oil sands need to get on board with Canada's climate goals

Ottawa - Alberta’s oil sands operators will need to face higher carbon taxes, stricter regulations and implement technologies that don’t exist yet if Canada is going to meet its climate commitments, warns a new report from the Pembina Institute.

G20 nations failing in climate commitments despite warnings

Climate action is way off course in all but one of the world’s 20 biggest economies, according to a report that shows politicians are paying more attention to the fossil fuel industry than to advice from scientists.

IEA says nuclear power plants needed to help meet climate goals

Lisbon - A top energy agency is warning that the planned decommissioning of nuclear power plants in Europe and the United States by 2020 threatens global plans to cut carbon emissions unless more new nuclear plants are built or we expand the use of renewables.

EU energy companies pledge no new coal-fired plants after 2020

Brussels - In a surprise announcement made at a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday, energy companies from nearly every European Union nation, represented by Euroelectric, have committed to outlawing the construction of new coal-fired power plants by 2020.
 

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The reactor pressure vessel of a nuclear power plant being decommissioned is being transported away from the site for burial.
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