The World Nuclear Association is the international trade association for companies involved in the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear power generation. Founded in 2001 and building on the 25-year legacy of the Uranium Institute, the WNA is today working to strengthen and globalize the industry’s educational foundations by forging a partnership − known as the World Nuclear University − comprising the world’s leading institutions of nuclear learning and major multinational nuclear organizations, both intergovernmental and commercial.
The IAEA is the world´s center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world´s "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialized agency within the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organization of industrialized countries, based in Paris, France. The mission of the NEA is to assist its Member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Nuclear power stations currently produce around a third of the electricity and 15% of the energy consumed in the European Union (EU). The sector represents a source of energy with low carbon levels and relatively stable costs, which makes it attractive from the point of view of security of supply and fighting climate change. It is up to each Member State, however, to decide whether or not to pursue the option of nuclear power.
The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process. NEI’s objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.
Environmentalists For Nuclear Energy (EFN) is an independent environmental, non-profit organization which aims at providing complete and straightforward information to the public on energy and the environment, promoting the benefits of nuclear energy for a cleaner world, and uniting people in favor of clean nuclear energy.
Science Daily is an online source of the latest scientific research and news, including news and information about developments in the nuclear energy industry.
The American Nuclear Society is an international, not-for-profit scientific and educational organization consisting of approximately 11,000 engineers, scientists, educators, students, and others with nuclear-related interests. These individuals represent more than 1,600 corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies - approximately 900 members live overseas in 40 countries.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to enable the nation to safely use radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while ensuring that people and the environment are protected. The NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine, through licensing, inspection and enforcement of its requirements.
DOE’s Nuclear Energy (NE) program promotes secure, competitive and environmentally responsible nuclear technologies to serve the present and future energy needs of the United States and the world. With the significant energy and environmental challenges facing the nation in this new century, the benefits of clean and safe nuclear energy are increasingly apparent.
The Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) was incorporated under the auspices of industry as a comprehensive nongovernmental, nonprofit organization on nuclear energy in Japan on March 1, 1956. The objective of the organization is to promote the peaceful utilization of nuclear energy and technology to support the sound development of the national economy and well-being. JAIF was awarded “consultative status” to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1960, the first NGO to receive such a status.
The European Atomic Forum (FORATOM) is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. Its main purpose is to promote the use of nuclear energy in Europe by representing the interests of this important and multi-faceted industrial sector. Foratom acts as the voice of the industry in energy policy discussions involving the EU institutions and provide a “bridge” between the industry and the institutions (Members of the European Parliament and key policy-makers in the European Commission). The membership of Foratom is made up of 16 national nuclear associations. Foratom also represents some of the continent's largest industrial concerns, nearly 800 of which are represented.
The members of the Australian Uranium Association are the country’s leading uranium exploration, mining and exporting businesses. The Association was established in 2006 to enable the senior executives of those businesses to contribute to emerging policy debates about the expansion of the industry, to its safe, efficient and productive development, to a better understanding of the global context in which it operates and to stakeholder and public confidence in the industry.