International mechanisms to help implement nuclear power projects need to be developed
Globally, nuclear power needs to grow from the 10% it is at currently, because this will be beneficial to humanity. The main thing is that the development of small modular reactors is not hindered by political decisions, by pressure from certain countries. It is clear that nothing good comes from politicizing the energy market — Alexey Likhachev, Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM.
Energy consumption in Africa will grow by 2025; however, it will remain the same per capita. The only difference is that there will be 1.4 billion people. That means that there will be the same poverty as before, people will go to more prosperous countries, and Europe will simply be inundated. It is in the interests of Europe and other nations to help developing countries. And in terms of the environment, nuclear power is the only option when it comes to solving issues related to energy development — Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Everything will depend on our agreements with a specific country. We can transfer a station to a country, which will then assume responsibility for operating and running it. Alternatively, we can operate it ourselves, in which case we assume all the responsibility. Another option is for it to be a joint venture in cooperation with local businesses, which then operates according to the laws of the country where it is based, — Alexey Likhachev, Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM.