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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 Fran├žois de Rugy on 30 April.

Nuclear Policies 02 May 2019


US Senate committee to discuss waste management reforms

US Senate committee to discuss waste management reforms

US Senator John Barrasso has released a discussion draft of legislation that would reform the country's nuclear waste management policy to ensure the federal government's legal obligations to dispose of used nuclear fuel and high-level waste are fulfilled.

Waste & Recycling 25 April 2019


US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

Bipartisan legislation designed to drive US nuclear innovation including the commercialisation of advanced reactors has gone forward to be signed into law after approval by the House of Representatives. Congress has also approved a USD121 million increase in funding for US nuclear R&D for fiscal 2019.
 

Nuclear Policies 19 September 2018


Harmony: From initiative to reality

Harmony: From initiative to reality

Nuclear industry leaders today outlined the concrete steps they are taking to help reach the goal of the Harmony initiative - to achieve a 25% share of world electricity production by 2050 through the addition of 1000 GWe of new capacity.

Energy & Environment 06 September 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


Call for UK government to back small nuclear projects

Call for UK government to back small nuclear projects

Government support is required in order to stimulate private investment in the development of small-scale nuclear power projects in the UK, according to a report produced by an independent advisory group.

Nuclear Policies 08 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


EDF maintains plant safety is a priority

EDF maintains plant safety is a priority

French utility EDF has refuted the findings of a parliamentary commission into the safety and security of the country's nuclear energy facilities, saying the report, contains "a number of factual errors".

Regulation & Safety 06 July 2018


Japanese Cabinet approves new basic energy plan

Japanese Cabinet approves new basic energy plan

Under the plan, nuclear will remain a key energy source, accounting for 20-22% of the country's electricity generation up to 2030.

Nuclear Policies 03 July 2018


IEA meeting considers future of nuclear

IEA meeting considers future of nuclear

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has held a high-level meeting to identify the key issues faced by nuclear energy and to explore its future.

Nuclear Policies 02 July 2018