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India to bring 21 more reactors online by 2031

India to bring 21 more reactors online by 2031

India currently expects to bring 21 new nuclear power reactors with a combined generating capacity of 15,700 MWe into operation by 2031, the country's minister of state for the Department of Atomic Energy and the Prime Minister's Office told parliament yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 04 January 2019


Viewpoint: Why the USA should partner with Africa to deploy advanced reactors

Viewpoint: Why the USA should partner with Africa to deploy advanced reactors

There is growing interest in nuclear power across several African countries. The USA could be more engaged to create more equitable and sustainable deployment of clean nuclear power on the African continent, write Jessica Lovering and Kenton de Kirby of the Breakthrough Institute.

Perspectives 11 January 2019


Connecticut signs up for nuclear electricity

Connecticut signs up for nuclear electricity

Connecticut has selected two nuclear power bids under a recently adopted statute requiring the US state to conduct an appraisal of nuclear power plants and solicit bids for zero-carbon electricity-generating resources.

Nuclear Policies 02 January 2019


Uzbek lawmakers learn about Russian nuclear power

Uzbek lawmakers learn about Russian nuclear power

The legislative chamber of Uzbekistan’s parliament met with a delegation from Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 18 December and discussed the Central Asian country’s plan to build its first nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Policies 20 December 2018


UK relaunches repository site selection process

UK relaunches repository site selection process

The UK has launched a new search for a site to host the country's proposed geological disposal facility for high-level radioactive waste. A previous search process ground to a halt in 2013.

Waste & Recycling 20 December 2018


US academies call for continued fusion research

US academies call for continued fusion research

The USA should continue its participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project and develop a national research programme towards building a compact pilot plant, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Nuclear Policies 19 December 2018


Viewpoint: The logic of nuclear power for Central Asia

Viewpoint: The logic of nuclear power for Central Asia

Many observers were surprised this year when Uzbekistan announced its decision to build a nuclear power station, which will be the first in Central Asia in the last 30 years, writes Jurabek Mirzakhmudov, director general of UzAtom, the state nuclear agency which was established in July.

Perspectives 27 December 2018


IAEA team completes Philippines infrastructure review

IAEA team completes Philippines infrastructure review

The International Atomic Energy Agency today concluded an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review in the  Philippines.

Regulation & Safety 17 December 2018


Viewpoint: There is no Holy Grail of energy

Viewpoint: There is no Holy Grail of energy

Germany already knows that it will fail to achieve the CO2 emission reduction targets set for 2020, and the gap will be quite significant. That’s why it is postponing the closure of coal-fired power plants and is building Nord Stream 2, writes J√≥zef Sobolewski, director of the Nuclear Energy Department in Poland's Ministry of Energy.

Perspectives 17 December 2018


Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

The UK needs 7000 skilled people to join its nuclear sector every year in order to reach a projected peak demand of 100,600 full-time equivalent workers in 2021, a newly released update to the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group's strategic plan has found.

Nuclear Policies 06 December 2018