December 2020 in brief

Global Impact Conference on 1-2 December 2020

NEA Director-General William D. Magwood, IV at the Global Impact Conference.

  • Director-General William D. Magwood, IV was a keynote speaker at the Budapest Energy Summit on 1 December 2020, where he spoke about the current status of & future prospects for nuclear energy, technology and research.


  • The NEA participated in the Global Impact Conference on 1-2 December 2020. Director-General Magwood spoke at the plenary session and highlighted the role of nuclear energy in the cost-effective decarbonisation of electricity systems. “As our societies progress together, the ability to have reliable, cost-effective electricity will be key. I believe nuclear energy together with renewables can provide the pathway for us to make electricity available across the world,” he said.


ICRP Conference 2020 Session 1.1 


12th Meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Steering Committee on Regulatory Capacity Building and Knowledge Management on 7-11 December 2020 


  • The NEA and the International Energy Agency (IEA) hosted an expert roundtable discussion on 9 December 2020 to explore findings from the 2020 edition of the Projected Costs of Generating Electricity, the ninth report in the series on the levelised costs of electricity (LCOE) jointly prepared every five years by the two agencies.



Multi-Sector regulation workshop, December 2020

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