Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
Russia and Serbia to cooperate in nuclear power

Russia and Serbia to cooperate in nuclear power

Russia and Serbia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in nuclear energy and a joint statement on strategic partnership for the construction of a centre of nuclear science, technology and innovation.

Nuclear Policies 18 January 2019


US nuclear innovation act becomes law

US nuclear innovation act becomes law

Bipartisan legislation modernising US nuclear regulation and supporting the establishment of a licensing framework for next-generation advanced reactors has been signed by US President Donald Trump. The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernisation Act became law on 14 January.

Nuclear Policies 17 January 2019


UK continues to prepare for Euratom exit

UK continues to prepare for Euratom exit

Delivering the deal negotiated with the European Union "remains the government's top priority", the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said in an update on EU exit preparations on 11 January.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2019


India to bring 21 more reactors online by 2031

India to bring 21 more reactors online by 2031

India currently expects to bring 21 new nuclear power reactors with a combined generating capacity of 15,700 MWe into operation by 2031, the country's minister of state for the Department of Atomic Energy and the Prime Minister's Office told parliament yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 04 January 2019


Connecticut signs up for nuclear electricity

Connecticut signs up for nuclear electricity

Connecticut has selected two nuclear power bids under a recently adopted statute requiring the US state to conduct an appraisal of nuclear power plants and solicit bids for zero-carbon electricity-generating resources.

Nuclear Policies 02 January 2019


DOE expands support for innovation projects

DOE expands support for innovation projects

The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced six new collaborations with industry on projects to advance commercial nuclear energy technologies. Meanwhile, the DOE has announced separate funding solicitations for research into fusion energy and transformative energy technologies.

Nuclear Policies 21 December 2018


Uzbek lawmakers learn about Russian nuclear power

Uzbek lawmakers learn about Russian nuclear power

The legislative chamber of Uzbekistan’s parliament met with a delegation from Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 18 December and discussed the Central Asian country’s plan to build its first nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Policies 20 December 2018


US academies call for continued fusion research

US academies call for continued fusion research

The USA should continue its participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project and develop a national research programme towards building a compact pilot plant, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Nuclear Policies 19 December 2018


Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

The UK needs 7000 skilled people to join its nuclear sector every year in order to reach a projected peak demand of 100,600 full-time equivalent workers in 2021, a newly released update to the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group's strategic plan has found.

Nuclear Policies 06 December 2018


Russia and Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear power

Russia and Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear power

Russia and Rwanda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Nuclear Policies 05 December 2018