Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

Bipartisan legislation designed to drive US nuclear innovation including the commercialisation of advanced reactors has gone forward to be signed into law after approval by the House of Representatives. Congress has also approved a USD121 million increase in funding for US nuclear R&D for fiscal 2019.
 

Nuclear Policies 19 September 2018


UK and USA enhance nuclear research cooperation

UK and USA enhance nuclear research cooperation

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory and the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have agreed to cooperate on nuclear energy research. The announcement came as the UK and USA signed a nuclear R&D action plan.

Nuclear Policies 14 September 2018


Investment needed to maintain nuclear's growth, says IAEA

Investment needed to maintain nuclear's growth, says IAEA

New power reactors must be brought online over the coming decades to maintain nuclear's "key role" in combating climate change, according to newly published International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) projections.

Nuclear Policies 12 September 2018


Climate targets need market reform, says NEA's Magwood

Climate targets need market reform, says NEA's Magwood

If countries are serious about combatting climate change, then they will reform their electricity markets, William Magwood,director general of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) said last week.

Nuclear Policies 12 September 2018


Making the case for nuclear in South Africa

Making the case for nuclear in South Africa

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa has said it will make the case for the inclusion of nuclear in the country's energy mix following the release earlier this week of an updated Integrated Resource Policy which sees no increase in nuclear capacity.
 

Nuclear Policies 31 August 2018


Indonesia extends nuclear cooperation with China

Indonesia extends nuclear cooperation with China

Indonesia's National Atomic Energy Agency has signed an agreement with China's Tsinghua University to cooperate on human resources capacity building.

Nuclear Policies 31 August 2018


Nuclear remains static under South African plan

Nuclear remains static under South African plan

A draft updated Integrated Resource Plan approved by South Africa's cabinet on 22 August sees the country's nuclear capacity remaining at its current 1830 MWe over the period to 2030. Energy Minister Jeff Radebe yesterday released the plan for public comment.
 

Nuclear Policies 28 August 2018


UK government outlines implications of "no deal" Brexit

UK government outlines implications of "no deal" Brexit

The UK government has issued technical notices on how civil nuclear regulation and nuclear research will be affected, and actions that will need to be taken by operators, should the country leave the European Union next year without an agreement.

Nuclear Policies 24 August 2018


Second meeting for US-Korea High Level Commission

Second meeting for US-Korea High Level Commission

Senior delegates from nuclear energy-related ministries and organisations in South Korea and the USA met on 16 August in Washington DC, in the second plenary meeting of the High Level Bilateral Commission of the two countries.

Nuclear Policies 20 August 2018


Steady growth in nuclear generation continues

Steady growth in nuclear generation continues

Global nuclear power generation in 2017 increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching 2506 TWh, according to a new World Nuclear Association report. The Association says the industry is on target to meet the near-term goals of its Harmony programme.

Nuclear Policies 16 August 2018