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Hungary makes environmental case for Paks expansion

Hungary makes environmental case for Paks expansion

Hungary and Russia have reportedly agreed to change the loan agreement for the expansion of Hungary's sole nuclear power plant Paks. According to bne Intellinews, Hungary will start repaying the loan once the two new units at Paks are connected to the grid and begin operations.

Energy & Environment 22 May 2019


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


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


Speech: Nuclear needed to decarbonise economies

Speech: Nuclear needed to decarbonise economies

The International Energy Agency’s recent workshop Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System was "extremely timely and important" because "time is of the essence if we are to successfully decarbonise our economies", Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF, said in a special address to participants in the meeting. The following is the text of his speech on 25 February.

Perspectives 20 May 2019


Three Mile Island unit 1 closure confirmed

Three Mile Island unit 1 closure confirmed

Three Mile Island unit 1 will shut down by 30 September as no state-level policy solution can now be enacted in time to reverse the premature retirement of the Pennsylvania plant, Exelon Generation announced yesterday.

Corporate 09 May 2019


UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

The independent body set up to advise the UK government on climate change emissions targets has laid out a set of proposals to enable the UK to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Energy & Environment 02 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


Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has joined the US Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Exelon, which owns the Limerick, Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island nuclear power plants in the state, welcomed the move.

Energy & Environment 01 May 2019


Nuclear is the key to hybrid energy systems

Nuclear is the key to hybrid energy systems

Halting climate change demands rapid and deep decarbonisation of energy systems, which go far beyond the electricity grid, Rauli Partanen, CEO of Think Atom told delegates at the Atomexpo conference held in Sochi, Russia last week. In a roundtable discussion - What mix of nuclear and renewables can best achieve sustainable development? - Partanen presented the challenges of clean hybrid energy systems.

Energy & Environment 25 April 2019


Why nuclear is an environmentalist's story

Why nuclear is an environmentalist's story

The nuclear industry must act to end the decades-long demonisation of the most environmentally friendly form of energy and the world's only viable hope against climate change and poverty. This was the message of Michael Shellenberger - the president of research and policy organisation Environmental Progress - to delegates at the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 held in Sochi, Russia, last week.

Energy & Environment 24 April 2019