Nuclear in EU taxonomy, IAEA's Lande on leadership, focus on industry stats
The European Parliament vote favouring nuclear being included as a sustainable investment in the EU taxonomy was bigger than expected - Nucleareurope’s Jessica Johnson explains why. Jonathan Cobb crunches the numbers on the nuclear industry and the IAEA’s Lisa Lande discusses leadership and why it is so important in the nuclear sector.
- Jessica Johnson is communications and advocacy director for Nucleareurope, the Brussels-based trade organisation for the nuclear industry in Europe and was a key figure in putting the case. She explains what the EU taxonomy is, and the steps that led up to the vote in early July. She also explains what the practical result of nuclear being included in the EU taxonomy is likely to be, including the impact on other countries as they develop their own sustainable funding rules.
- Lisa Lande is a leadership expert and senior nuclear human resources development specialist with the International Atomic Energy Agency. She says leadership abilities are needed at every level of an organisation, and explains why there is such an important role for them in the nuclear industry. Good management skills are also important and Lande, fresh from the World Nuclear University's Summer Institute, explains what the difference is between leadership and management and says that both are needed in the nuclear sector, where robust managerial activity is required to ensure safety and security. In a bonus addition at the end of this edition Lande also shares her five leadership tips.
- In Focus is the World Nuclear Performance Report 2022. Its author Jonathan Cobb, senior communications manager at World Nuclear Association, has been crunching the numbers for the annual state of the industry assessment and joins us to share key headlines, such as a bounce back in nuclear output and also how performance stats back extensions of the operating life of nuclear plants.
Key links to find out more:
World Nuclear News
World Nuclear Performance Report 2022
WNU's Summer Institute
Episode credit: Co-produced and mixed by Pixelkisser Production