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Belgian support for keeping reactors running beyond 2025 rises

Belgian support for keeping reactors running beyond 2025 rises

Support by the Belgian public for keeping the country's nuclear power plants in operation beyond 2025 has risen to 46% of those surveyed, up from 30% recorded in a 2017 poll. The percentage of respondents who believe the share of nuclear power in Belgium's electricity mix should be reduced has fallen to 59% from 75% in 2017. Trade body Forum NuclĂ©aire says the increase in support shown by the 18-month barometer survey is "remarkable".

Energy & Environment 25 October 2019


How 'world view' affects public perception of nuclear power

How 'world view' affects public perception of nuclear power

Public perception of nuclear power in mitigating climate change does not depend exclusively on education, but is also determined to a large extent by each individual's world view, Jessica Lovering of the Breakthrough Institute said last week at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power, held by the International Atomic Energy Agency at its headquarters in Vienna.

Energy & Environment 18 October 2019


Australian poll shows strengthening public support

Australian poll shows strengthening public support

The number of Australians who say the country should develop nuclear power in order to reduce its carbon emissions has grown over the past eight years and now stands at just over 50%, according to a poll by Roy Morgan, the country's longest established market research company.

Energy & Environment 07 October 2019


New dawn for nuclear if issues are faced, say industry leaders

New dawn for nuclear if issues are faced, say industry leaders

The nuclear industry's future is bright, but a number of issues - including public acceptance - must first be resolved, according to a panel of industry leaders at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Nuclear Policies 10 September 2019


French public sees continued use of nuclear energy

French public sees continued use of nuclear energy

The majority of French people believe nuclear energy will continue to play a significant role in the country's future energy mix, according to the results of a public opinion poll conducted by BVA on behalf of Orano. However, the study identified misconceptions about the costs and benefits of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 27 June 2019


US public opinion evenly split on nuclear

US public opinion evenly split on nuclear

The US public is evenly divided on nuclear with 49% in favour of using it as a power source and 49% opposing its use, a poll by analytics company Gallup has found. Over the long term, public views on the use of nuclear energy seem to fluctuate in reaction to domestic energy prices.

Nuclear Policies 01 April 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


Taiwan government maintains nuclear phase-out

Taiwan government maintains nuclear phase-out

The Taiwanese government will proceed with its plan to phase out the use of nuclear energy, despite citizens voting against the policy in a recent referendum, the country's economic minister announced yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 01 February 2019


Taiwanese vote to keep nuclear in energy mix

Taiwanese vote to keep nuclear in energy mix

The Taiwanese people have voted against the government's policy to phase out the use of nuclear energy by 2025 in a referendum held alongside local elections on 24 November.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2018


Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

The Hiroshima District Court has rejected a call from residents to re-impose an injunction on the operation of unit 3 at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture. The move clears the way for owner Shikoku Electric Power Company to restart the reactor.

Regulation & Safety 26 October 2018