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A carbon neutral Nordic region would need 75% more electricity, study shows

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Nordic countries would have to generate another 290 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity, an increase of 75% from current levels, to meet the additional demand for power if they become carbon neutral, a study published on Thursday showed.

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US will prevent Iran from getting Chinese, Russian arms

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Tuesday (15 September) that Washington would prevent Iran from purchasing "Chinese tanks and Russian air defence systems" as the end to a UN arms embargo against Tehran approaches.

Iran says 1,044 centrifuges active at underground plant

By Georgi Gotev

The head of Iran's atomic agency said Sunday (13 September) that 1,044 centrifuges were active at the Fordow uranium enrichment plant, in line with steps to reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal.

Bill Gates’ nuclear venture plans small reactors to complement solar, wind power

By Georgi Gotev

A nuclear energy venture founded by Bill Gates said Thursday (27 August) it hopes to build small advanced nuclear power stations that can store electricity to supplement grids increasingly supplied by intermittent sources like solar and wind power.

Leading the way to a world free of nuclear weapons [Stakeholder Opinion]

By Jonathan Granoff

Today more than ever, the world needs leadership in the field of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Kazakhstan keeps providing this leadership, writes Jonathan Granoff. Jonathan Granoff is the president of the Global Security Institute. In 1949, the first of over...

Iran to Allow U.N. Inspections of Previously Blocked Nuclear Sites

By Lara Jakes

The reversal comes amid a United Nations Security Council split over whether to restore international sanctions against Iran’s economy — and demolish a 2015 accord that limits its nuclear program.

Gas and nuclear industries fight to the end for β€˜green’ EU investment label

By Georgi Gotev

The gas and nuclear industries have ramped up lobbying to secure last-ditch changes to European rules defining which investments are sustainable, fearing that exclusion from a new “green” list could deprive them of billions of dollars of funding.

US moves to reinstate Iran sanctions, opening row with Europe

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The United States formally began the process Thursday (20 August) of activating a controversial mechanism aimed at reimposing sanctions on Iran, a move that was immediately rejected by European allies fighting to save the Iranian nuclear deal.

Instead of Isolating Iran, U.S. Finds Itself on the Outside Over Nuclear Deal

By Lara Jakes and David E. Sanger

Allies and adversaries alike have refused to recognize the Trump administration’s demand for sanctions, potentially weakening American authority worldwide.

US and Russia still at odds as clock ticks away on their last remaining arms control treaty

By Alexandra Brzozowski

After the latest round of nuclear disarmament talks on Tuesday (18 August), the United States and Russia remain at odds over several key issues, but open the door an inch towards a possibly temporary extension of the New START Treaty,...

Trump says he probably would not participate in Putin Iran summit

By Georgi Gotev

US President Donald Trump on Saturday (15 August) all but dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s call for a summit of world leaders to discuss Iran, saying he probably would not participate.