|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: CORDIS|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Series Title||Research*EU Magazines|
|Series Details||Number 81|
|Publication Date||April 2019|
|Content Type||Magazine | Newsletter|
Special feature: Nuclear power, the underdog of Europe's energy mix
Nuclear power isn’t going away anytime soon and it’s important to try to distinguish in our minds (even though that can be difficult sometimes due to the history) nuclear power used for war and nuclear power used for peaceful power generation. In this month’s special feature, we focus on the latter and whether it has a future within the EU’s increasingly diversified energy mix. By talking to several EU-funded projects that have been hard at work on nuclear energy issues, we can see the argument that yes, if there is a high emphasis on safety and positive international cooperation, nuclear does indeed still have a role to play in EU energy policies, especially given the fact that a quarter of the EU’s electricity generation comes from nuclear power.
Elsewhere in this month’s edition, we’re wowed by the amazing story of how one ERC-funded researcher spent three years of his professional life piecing back together a 170-year-old opera by famed Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt, that was previously considered lost – go to our Project of the Month feature at the end of the ‘Society’ section to find out more!
Then, in Life After, we catch up with the GRAPHENESENS project that has been working with everyone’s favourite new and revolutionary material, graphene. In this case, they pioneered graphene-coated sensors for the automotive industry, and as our catch-up article with them highlights, maybe more as well.
Climate Change and Environment
Food and Natural Resources
Project of the month
|Subject Categories||Culture, Education and Research|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|