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The Spanish Electric System (in Spanish)

The Spanish Electric System (in Spanish)

REE

REE, 2023

Pages 14

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This report offers a general vision of the main statistics prepared by Red Eléctrica regarding the performance of the Spanish electric system in 2022 and its evolution over the past few years.


IAEA Safeguards Glossary 2022 Edition

IAEA Safeguards Glossary 2022 Edition

International Atomic Energy Agency

International Atomic Energy Agency, 2022

Pages 320

ISBN 9789201222220

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Since the last edition of the IAEA Safeguards Glossary in 2001, IAEA safeguards implementation has continued to evolve, with a greater emphasis on 'State as a whole' considerations in the development of State level safeguards approaches, and reflecting a myriad of technological advancements. This new edition reflects these developments and represents terms that are either specific and unique to IAEA safeguards, or those that may be used in other domains, but which have a specific meaning or application relevant to IAEA safeguards.


The NEA Small Modular Reactor Dashboard

The NEA Small Modular Reactor Dashboard

Nuclear Energy Agency - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OECD, 2023

Pages 78

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The latest publication from the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) features an analysis of 21 SMR designs and the progress towards their deployment and commercialisation. The compilation of the NEA Small Modular Reactor Dashboard looks beyond technology readiness level and assesses progress across six additional enabling conditions: licensing readiness, siting, financing, supply chain, societal engagement and fuel.


Yes to nuclears, please: why nuclear energy is the energy of the future  (in Spanish)

Yes to nuclears, please: why nuclear energy is the energy of the future (in Spanish)

Manuel Fernández Ordóñez

Deusto, 2023

Pages 264

ISBN 9788423434848

A rebuttal of the myths on nuclear energy, and endless source of progress and wellbeing

The energy crisis unleashed by the war in Ukraine has brought out structural defects in Europe's energy system. The need to achieve strategic autonomy and reduce dependence on Russian hydrocarbons has put back on the table something forgotten in the past years: nuclear energy.

Still, it still bears a stigma which, as proven by physicist Manuel Fernández Ordóñez, is exclusively based on ideology. This essay intends to highlight the true role of nuclear energy in today's society. The history of humankind narrates the conquering of energetic resources, and the energy contained inside atomic nuclei is just one of them.

You won't find a confrontation with renewable energies here. The environmental crisis and the need for an energy transition are undeniable, and so is the fact that fossil fuels are running out, which makes it necessary to pave the way for more efficient and sustainable technologies.

Nuclear energy can and must be, along with renewables, an essential element in this transition, since it is capable of producing enormous amounts of energy with minimal impact in the environment. Fernández Ordóñez proves that criticism of nuclear energy is based on myths and that any attempt at a general decarbonization of economies will fail without it.

Now that we have woken from the naive dream of a world with cheap and abundant energy that we took for granted and never imagined we could lose, we can say yes to the most powerful, clean, reliable and safe source there is.


Report: Post-Fukushima Action Implementation at Nuclear Installations: Human and Organisational Factors Lessons Learnt

Report: Post-Fukushima Action Implementation at Nuclear Installations: Human and Organisational Factors Lessons Learnt

Nuclear Energy Agency

OECD-NEA, 2023

Pages 51

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This report offers the lessons learnt related to human and organisational factors that are being gained from implementing the actions that many regulatory authorities and nuclear facility operators around the world are taking to strengthen their ability to respond to events like those experienced at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The report enables the sharing of these lessons learnt broadly so that they can be used to facilitate and enhance such efforts by all parties working to strengthen their preparedness and mitigation capabilities.


Handbook of Basic Quality Control Tests for Diagnostic Radiology: IAEA Human Health series publication

Handbook of Basic Quality Control Tests for Diagnostic Radiology: IAEA Human Health series publication

International Atomic Energy Agency

International Atomic Energy Agency, 2023

Pages 208

ISBN 9789201304223

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Medical X-ray equipment technology has evolved exponentially in the last decades, shifting steadily from analogue to digital radiology, from single slice to multidetector-row computed tomography or from fluoroscopy to complex angiography systems. This, however, comes with associated radiation risk for patients and staff. It is therefore vital that all X-ray equipment is monitored in terms of performance to ensure accurate and safe use. Quality control (QC) represents the basic level of managing safety and quality in diagnostic radiology. This publication compiles all existing QC tests in literature for all X-ray modalities. To facilitate the use of this handbook, spreadsheets and video tutorials have been developed to help with the execution of tests.

 


Geostrategy of the light bulb (in Spanish)

Geostrategy of the light bulb (in Spanish)

Alfredo García, @Operadornuclear

Peninsula, 2022

Pages 304

ISBN 9788411001144

Original title: Geoestrategia de la bombilla

Geostrategy of the Light Bulb delves into the science of energy, the ways we have of producing it now and in the future, the ways its extraction, production, and distribution alter the world order, birthing new countries from scratch, generating armed conflict, or closing borders forever. A journey from underground minerals to projects that sound like science fiction, this book explains history and politics from a novel perspective to make us aware of our consumption and the contradictions of the world we live in.


Management of Ageing and Obsolescence of Instrumentation and Control Systems and Equipment in Nuclear Power Plants and Related Facilities Through Modernization

Management of Ageing and Obsolescence of Instrumentation and Control Systems and Equipment in Nuclear Power Plants and Related Facilities Through Modernization

International Atomic Energy Agency

International Atomic Energy Agency, 2022

Pages 114 pages, 37 figures

ISBN 978-92-0-137522-3

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IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NR-T-3.34

Ageing of instrumentation and control (I&C) equipment at nuclear facilities has the potential to degrade mechanisms, which can in turn reduce safety margins and increase operating and maintenance costs. Obsolescence of I&C equipment can compound matters as suitable replacements become difficult to source. In 2019, the IAEA Technical Working Group on Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control acknowledged that relevant system and strategy guidance was required to implement modern technology at nuclear facilities. The purpose of this publication is to assist Member States in developing strategies to address ageing and obsolescence issues for I&C systems and it provides detail on modernization considerations and information from relevant recent operator experience. An appendix summarizes cable ageing management through condition monitoring, and several annexes describe Member States’ practices and experience with l&C ageing management and modernization.


Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050

Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050

IAEA-RDS

IAEA, 2022

Pages 137 pages, 61 figures

ISBN 978-92-0-136722-8

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The 42nd edition of RDS-1 contains estimates of energy, electricity and nuclear power trends up to the year 2050. The publication is organized into world and regional subsections, with global and regional nuclear power projections presented as low and high cases, encompassing the uncertainties inherent in projecting trends.


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