Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
US needs new approach to advanced reactor demonstration, report says

US needs new approach to advanced reactor demonstration, report says

The US Department of Energy should learn from the legacy of the NASA commercial orbital transportation services programme to return the USA to a leadership role in nuclear energy, the Nuclear Innovation Alliance says in a report issued today.

Nuclear Policies 21 May 2019


Head of IAEA visits Cuba

Head of IAEA visits Cuba

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano has commended the "concrete results" that Cuba has achieved through joint projects with the agency. He met with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel during a visit to the country on 17 May.

Nuclear Policies 20 May 2019


Poland already preparing for nuclear plant, says energy minister

Poland already preparing for nuclear plant, says energy minister

Poland is preparing to build its first nuclear power units in the Pomerania region in the north of the country, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski told Polish Radio on 14 May. The government plans to build a nuclear power plant by 2033.

Nuclear Policies 16 May 2019


Energy investment insufficient to meet demand, says IEA

Energy investment insufficient to meet demand, says IEA

"Energy investments now face unprecedented uncertainties, with shifts in markets, policies and technologies," Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency says in the Paris-based organisation's latest annual review.

Nuclear Policies 15 May 2019


Rosatom committed to Iranian plant project

Rosatom committed to Iranian plant project

Rosatom's project to build nuclear power units at Bushehr is unaffected by current tensions surrounding US sanctions against Iran, its director general said yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2019


French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

France will delay its planned reduction in the share of nuclear power its electricity mix to 50% from the current 2025 target to 2035 under a draft energy and climate bill. The bill was presented to the Council of Ministers by Minister for an Ecological and Solidarity Transition François de Rugy on 30 April.

Nuclear Policies 02 May 2019


Study highlights nuclear’s value to EU employment

Study highlights nuclear’s value to EU employment

The European nuclear industry sustains more than 1.1 million jobs in the EU and generates more than half a trillion euros in GDP, according to a new study by Deloitte released yesterday. The study was commissioned by the European nuclear trade association Foratom to assess the contribution of the nuclear sector to the overall economy of the EU28 both today and in 2050.

Nuclear Policies 26 April 2019


New Jersey awards first ZECs

New Jersey awards first ZECs

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has awarded Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) to the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. NJBPU President Joseph Fiordaliso said the board had a "moral obligation" to do all it can to decrease carbon emissions.

Nuclear Policies 23 April 2019


Ohio lawmakers introduce clean energy bill

Ohio lawmakers introduce clean energy bill

A draft law that would provide clean energy credits to zero-emission power producers, including nuclear plants, has been introduced to the Ohio legislature. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court has rejected appeals challenging zero emissions credit programmes in Illinois and New York.

Nuclear Policies 16 April 2019


Nirab recommends GBP1 billion boost for innovation

Nirab recommends GBP1 billion boost for innovation

The UK’s Nuclear Innovation & Research Advisory Board has recommended that the government should consider investing up to GBP1 billion (USD1.3 billion) between 2021 and 2025 to boost the progress of innovation in the nuclear energy sector.

Nuclear Policies 11 April 2019