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Europe aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

Europe aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

The European Commission has today adopted a strategic long-term vision for a "prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy" by 2050.

Energy & Environment 28 November 2018


EU needs nuclear to meet emissions target, report concludes

EU needs nuclear to meet emissions target, report concludes

Nuclear must continue to account for at least one-quarter of the European Union's energy mix if the region is to meet its 2050 emission targets, a report commissioned by Foratom has concluded.

Energy & Environment 22 November 2018


UK, Canada sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

UK, Canada sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

The UK and Canada today signed a bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, the third such agreement signed by the UK this year in preparation for its exit from the European Union.

Nuclear Policies 02 November 2018


UK minister discusses Brexit 'mitigation plans' for nuclear

UK minister discusses Brexit 'mitigation plans' for nuclear

Claire Perry, minister of state for Energy and Clean Growth, has told parliamentarians her department has prepared for the eventuality there is no agreement with the European Commission on nuclear fuel contracts ahead of Brexit in March next year.

Nuclear Policies 25 October 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


UK's post-Brexit nuclear plans face scrutiny

UK's post-Brexit nuclear plans face scrutiny

The UK government has launched a consultation on draft regulations that aim to enable a domestic nuclear safeguards regime following the UK's withdrawal from Euratom as part of its departure from the European Union.

Regulation & Safety 12 July 2018


Austrian case against Hinkley Point C aid rejected

Austrian case against Hinkley Point C aid rejected

The General Court of the European Union today dismissed a lawsuit filed by Austria, supported by Luxembourg, against the European Commission's approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK.

New Nuclear 12 July 2018


Plasma plant starts operations in Bulgaria

Plasma plant starts operations in Bulgaria

A plasma melting facility at Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant has started operations, heralding a breakthrough in nuclear waste disposal to boost the decommissioning process.

Waste & Recycling 10 July 2018


EU must support extended use of reactors, says Foratom

EU must support extended use of reactors, says Foratom

Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, has called on the European Commission and other EU institutions to recognise and reward the long-term operation of nuclear power reactors.

Nuclear Policies 20 June 2018


UK on track with post-Euratom preparations

UK on track with post-Euratom preparations

IAEA-UK  safeguards agreement - 48The UK last week completed two more milestones in its preparations to leave the European Atomic Energy Community. On 7 June, Parliament passed the Nuclear Safeguards Bill and government officials signed new international safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Nuclear Policies 11 June 2018