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17 Oct Partitioning and transmutation of nuclear waste

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2014
In June 2011, the German government’s announcement of the transition to renewable energy (known as the ‘Energiewende’) marked the beginning of the end for electricity production using nuclear power. The goal is for all electricity production at Germany’s nuclear power stations to cease by 2022. However, no definitive answer has yet been provided to the question of where and how the radioactive waste from these power plants will be permanently disposed of. In particular, there is currently no permanent storage facility for highly radioactive heat-generating waste. Whilst this type of waste only represents a small fraction of the overall volume, it accounts for 99 percent of the total radioactivity of the waste from nuclear plants.
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17 Oct Norwegian Energy Policy in Context of the Global Energy Situation/English

Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA)
2012
The volume contains the written version of the talks presented at a symposium with the title "Norwegian Energy Policy in Context of the Global Energy Situation".
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17 Oct A National Energy Strategy 2013-2017/English

Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA)
2013
It is vital for success in terms of research and the country's industry that Norway has research groups that are attractive partners for international research organizations. A robust positioning of the Norwegian research community in the EU's research programmes is an important part of this strategy. Cooperation with research groups in the USA, Japan, China and other countries, must also be part of the strategy to guarantee high quality Norwegian research. Funding for modern laboratories is an important part of this positioning strategy.
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17 Oct Policy Advisory – Towards Low-Carbon Transport in Ireland

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2014
Recommendations for national policy review based on a review of improved engine efficiencies, IT impacts, higher occupancy levels and greater utilisation of existing rail assets.
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17 Oct IAE Response to Green Paper on Energy

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2014
The submission to Government deals with the subjects of failures in EU Energy Policy, National Competitiveness, Electricity Sector, Natural Gas, Potential for Energy Conservation and Efficiencies and Low-Carbon Transport. It concludes with a summary of key issues that require to be addressed in the formulation of a new national energy policy, in the very different economic circumstances now prevailing in Ireland and the EU compared with the outlook in 2007, when the Government published its Energy Policy Framework, “Delivering a Sustainable Energy Future for Ireland”.
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17 Oct Implications of Continuing with Existing Policies – Information Bulletin 4

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2014
Initial Response to Energy Green Paper (2014) - Bulletin 4 of 5 on Key Policy Issues/Matters Arising
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17 Oct Opinion on the financing of start-up biotechnology-oriented pharmaceutical

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)
2011
This opinion focuses on the importance of providing France and Europe of new administrative and financial resources to develop successful biotechnology companies, involved in both phases of creation and boot in the development phase start-ups.
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