NEA Press Communiqués 2008


         
 
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  The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency at Fifty
An international array of some 250 dignitaries and government experts in the field of nuclear energy gathered in Paris on 16 October 2008 to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the NEA and to discuss the future use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes.
  Cinquante années de coopération dans le domaine de l'énergie nucléaire   16 October
           
  The Outlook for Nuclear Energy
With the launch today of its first Nuclear Energy Outlook, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) makes an important contribution to ongoing discussions of nuclear energy’s potential role in the energy mixes of its member countries.
  Un projet de l'AEN sur la sûreté nucléaire célèbre ses 50 ans   16 October
           
  New nuclear energy data released        
  According to the latest official figures released today by the NEA, nuclear power plants provided 21.6% of the electricity generated in OECD countries, as compared to 22.9% in 2006. This was despite record production at nuclear power plants in Finland, Hungary and the United States, which did not offset reduced output in France, Germany and Japan and plant closures in the Slovak Republic and the United Kingdom. Total nuclear electricity production was 2 172 TWh in 2007, about 3.6% less than the previous year.   Un projet de l'AEN sur la sûreté nucléaire célèbre ses 50 ans   16 July
           
  NEA nuclear safety project celebrates 50 years of operation
The OECD/NEA Halden Reactor Project is celebrating 50 years of continuous operation today with a ceremony in Oslo, Norway. Under the auspices of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the research being done in the project helps improve the safety of nuclear power plants. It is the Agency's longest-running and largest joint project with an annual budget of EUR 15 million.
  Un projet de l'AEN sur la sûreté nucléaire célèbre ses 50 ans   11 June
           
  Uranium resources sufficient to meet projected nuclear energy requirements long into the future
There is enough uranium known to exist to fuel the world's fleet of nuclear reactors at current consumption rates for at least a century, according to the latest edition of the world reference on uranium published today.
  Des ressources en uranium capables de répondre encore longtemps à la demande projetée   3 June
           
  Nuclear safety initiative enters new phase
Heads of the nuclear regulatory agencies of ten countries met this week at the NEA to discuss progress in an important international initiative, the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP). During the meeting chaired by Mr. André-Claude Lacoste, Chairman of the French Nuclear Safety Authority, the regulators agreed to enter a new phase of co-operation and launch a programme of work, including design-specific and issue-specific activities, where results are expected in the short term.
  Les pays de l'OCDE/AEN adopte une déclaration sur les ressources humaines qualifiées dans le domaine nucléaire   7 March