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Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

The Russian-designed VVER-TOI nuclear power reactor design - developed from the VVER-1200 - has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation.

Regulation & Safety 14 June 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


UK fusion scientists secure new funding despite Brexit

UK fusion scientists secure new funding despite Brexit

The UK and the European Commission signed a contract extension today for the world’s largest fusion research facility, Joint European Torus. The extension secures at least EUR100 million (USD112 million) in additional inward investment from the EU over the next two years and "brings reassurance" for the more than 500 staff at the site in Culham, near Oxford, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said.

New Nuclear 29 March 2019


DOE announces funds for overseas fusion research

DOE announces funds for overseas fusion research

The US Department of Energy Office of Science has announced USD30 million of funding for experimental research on magnetic fusion energy science at to be carried out at international tokamak facilities.
 

New Nuclear 11 March 2019


EU and IAEA set priorities for cooperation

EU and IAEA set priorities for cooperation

The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency have agreed at their seventh annual meeting of senior officials to further enhance cooperation and strengthen cooperation in training, research and development.

Nuclear Policies 14 February 2019


Foratom highlights role of nuclear in meeting EU's target

Foratom highlights role of nuclear in meeting EU's target

Nuclear energy can help the European Union achieve a sustainable and low-carbon future while providing people with reliable and affordable electricity, Foratom - the European nuclear trade body - says in a new position paper.

Energy & Environment 12 February 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


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