The final countdown for the operation of SPIDER has started. All its systems are connected and engineers together with scientists are getting ready to turn the switch on and start testing. It’s the result of a successful international collaboration of various Parties, from inside and outside Europe, working together to bring fusion energy a step closer.
Marking the first visit by a Saudi energy minister to the International Energy Agency, H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources met with the Agency’s Executive Director, Dr Fatih Birol, at the IEA Headquarters in Paris yesterday, to discuss global oil market developments and IEA-Saudi co-operation.
On 20-21 March 2018 the European Commission hosted a conference on Addressing Societal Challenges Through Advancing the Medical, Industrial and Research Applications of Nuclear and Radiation Technology. The conference sought to identify cross-cutting actions that the European Commission, EU countries and other stakeholders can take to maximise the societal benefits of nuclear and radiation technologies, whilst providing high standards of quality and safety to European citizens.