Nuclear Policies rss

Investment in nuclear R&D key to UK success

02 March 2015

The UK can only be a competitive player in the global nuclear market if the government commits to a program of research and development (R&D) aimed at advanced reactor and fuel cycle technologies, as well as developing a skilled workforce, the Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board suggests.

Europe launches its Energy Union

25 February 2015

The 28 member states of the European Union are to integrate their markets and increase security of supply under a policy set known as the Energy Union. Investments of €200 billion per year are expected over the nest decade.

Japanese firms struggle with electricity rates

16 February 2015

Some 90% of Japanese small- and medium-sized enterprises think their business would be adversely affected by any future increases in electricity prices, a survey by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry has found. Restarting the country's nuclear power plants is seen as one way of reducing prices.

Nuclear power is a 'national asset', says US think tank

26 February 2015

US federal research policy should recognize the nuclear sector as a national asset and treat it equally with other non-greenhouse gas emitting energy sources, R Street - a Washington DC-headquartered public policy research institute - says in a new report.

Russia, Hungary to cooperate in nuclear staff training

18 February 2015

Russia-Hungary Feb 2015 - 48Russia and Hungary have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the training of nuclear energy personnel.

India, Sri Lanka agree to nuclear cooperation

16 February 2015

India-Sri Lanka Feb 2015 - 48India and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement to cooperate in civil nuclear energy.