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Luis Echavarri

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Picture Echavarri"Now, I believe the situation has started to evolve once again. As the economic crisis is overcome, I think we are going to enter into a new dynamic within the next three to four years, in which many countries will turn back to nuclear power as a source of electricity which is important for security of supply and for tackling climate change. The coming years are very important and this is why the industry must be more efficient, more competitive and offer more solutions to customers. These solutions should include financial packages, new technologies and a mastering of construction of plants." Luis Echávarri, Director-General, OECD/ Nuclear Energy Agency in an interview to NucNet on 8 April 2014 (source: NucNet)

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Abdullah Gul

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Abdullah Gul"Turkey's legislations and applications about nuclear security are developing. If a [country] develops a nuclear energy sector, it joins a 'membership of nuclear energy nations,' which is an elite list of nations. If people thought critically about the energy options, they would likely conclude that nuclear energy should be part of the mix." Abdullah Gul, Turkish President, at the Nuclear Security Summit in La Hague on 25 March 2014 (source: Turkish Press)

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Yukiya Amano"The Nuclear Safety Review 2014 shows that the operational safety of the world's nuclear power plants remains high. Significant progress has been made in strengthening nuclear safety in key areas such as assessments of safety vulnerabilities and strengthening the Agency's peer review services." Yukiya Amano, IAEA Director General (source: IAEA website)

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George Osborne

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George Osborne"So when it comes to the technology we use, let's get the right mix. For example, there are people in the green movement who oppose the use of civil nuclear power for ideological reasons, if you like, when it is by definition a green source of energy generation. We are going ahead with a new generation of civil nuclear power stations. Equally with shale gas, let's see more development of fracking in the UK and the US, as that will help reduce carbon emissions." George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer on 20 February 2014 (source: Mirror)

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Hergen Haye

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Hergen Haye"To replace Hinkley alone, we have to build 6000 wind turbines. Nuclear will help us to cut costs and to face the other environmental challenges. We cannot do without nuclear because renewables will not do things alone without making electricity bills rise." Hergen Haye, Head of New Nuclear & Strategy, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), UK government on 21 November 2013 in Brussels (source: FORATOM)

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Edward Davey

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Ed Davey"For the first time, a nuclear power station in this country will not have been built with money from the British taxpayer. It will increase energy security and resilience from a safe, reliable, home-grown source of electricity. This deal is competitive with other large-scale clean energy and with gas. We are creating one of the most attractive electricity investment markets in the world – and this is a clear sign that investors are already responding, even before our electricity market reforms become law." Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy on 21 October 2013

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