Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear power plants achieved their highest level of generation ever in 2018, despite the closure of several plants since the previous peak, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

Nuclear Policies 22 March 2019


South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa must consider nuclear as a clean energy source that can be part of its electricity generation mix, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said yesterday in his keynote speech at a business awards ceremony.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2019


New England commits to value of nuclear

New England commits to value of nuclear

As two Connecticut utilities sign a contract assuring the continued operation of the Millstone nuclear power plant, the governors of the six states making up the region of New England have issued a document outlining their commitment to cooperate to maintain clean energy facilities including nuclear.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2019


India, USA document their commitment to new build

India, USA document their commitment to new build

India and the USA have committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US-designed nuclear power plants in India.

Nuclear Policies 14 March 2019


US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

The US Administration's budget request for fiscal 2020, which begins on 1 October, seeks to restart the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing procedure for the Yucca Mountain geologic repository and also provides for the regulator to prepare for licensing advanced reactors.
 

Nuclear Policies 12 March 2019


Local support rises for construction of Polish plant

Local support rises for construction of Polish plant

Support for the construction of Poland's first nuclear power plant remains high among residents in the three areas under consideration for hosting the facility, the latest survey commissioned by PGE EJ1 shows.

Nuclear Policies 07 March 2019


Japan LNG imports fall as nuclear plants restart

Japan LNG imports fall as nuclear plants restart

Imports of liquefied natural gas for Japan's electric power sector are likely to decrease by up to 10% in 2019 following the return to service last year of five nuclear reactors, the US Energy Information Administration said yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 05 March 2019


Ukrainian head of state stresses role of nuclear power

Ukrainian head of state stresses role of nuclear power

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko yesterday highlighted the important role nuclear power plays in the country’s energy mix, particularly in terms of reducing its dependence on natural gas. Poroshenko was speaking during his working trip to the Mykolaiv region, where the South Ukraine nuclear power plant and the Tashlyk pumped storage plant form the South Ukrainian Energy Complex.

Nuclear Policies 05 March 2019


Amano calls for funding for IAEA safeguards activities

Amano calls for funding for IAEA safeguards activities

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has called on its Member States to provide additional funding for the Agency's safeguards activities, such as those to verify the nuclear programmes in Iran and North Korea.

Nuclear Policies 04 March 2019


USA must take action on nuclear policy, says IEA's Birol

USA must take action on nuclear policy, says IEA's Birol

The USA risks losing a substantial portion of its nuclear power capacity unless it takes policy action, International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol told the US Senate yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 01 March 2019