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World Nuclear Association

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Idea

The World Nuclear Association or WNA is an international organization that promotes nuclear power and supports the many companies that comprise the global nuclear industry. Its members come from all parts of the nuclear fuel cycle. According to Wikipedia, WNA members are responsible for 95% of the world’s nuclear power outside of the U.S. as well as the vast majority of world uranium, conversion and enrichment production. The WNA says it aims to facilitate the interaction of their members on technical, commercial and policy matters and promote wider public understanding of nuclear technology.

Accredited to the United Nations, the WNA is an independent, non-profit organization, funded primarily by membership subscriptions. It is unknown how much funding is dedicated to influencing policy. Needless to say, information from the WNA should be taken with an eye to possible pro-nuclear biases.

The WNA has released a plan of action called the Nuclear Century Outlook, discussed here on Azimuth.

Details

According to their self-description, the WNA’s role is to support the global nuclear energy industry through:

  • Expert Working Groups focused on industry goals and concerns

  • Representing the industry in such key policy forums as IAEA, ICRP and UN climate change talks

  • The WNA Public Information Service, the world’s leading resource for facts on nuclear energy

  • WNN, the foremost nuclear news service

  • The Biennial WNA Market Report , an authoritative projection of the global nuclear fuel market

  • The industry’s preeminent WNA Symposium and the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference

  • Support for WNTI and Women-in-Nuclear

  • Operating the World Nuclear Communicators Network to foster best-practice in public information on nuclear energy

  • The WNA Nuclear Energy Index of globally-traded nuclear stocks

  • World Nuclear University programmes to build knowledge & industry leadership

References

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