Nuclear Policies rss

Europe and Iran reiterate commitment to JCPOA

21 May 2018

Canete_Salehi_(EC_Audiovisual_Service)-48The European Commission and the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran have confirmed their continuing commitment towards implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, following a visit by European commissioner for climate action and energy Miguel Arias Cañete to Tehran.

China and Uganda agree to nuclear cooperation

14 May 2018

CNNC-Ugandan Energy Ministry MoU - 48A memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy has been signed between China National Nuclear Corporation and the Ugandan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The parties will give priority to cooperation in applying nuclear technology in medicine, agriculture and industry.

Other signatories express support for JCPOA

09 May 2018

Rouhani_9_May_2018_(President_of_Iran)-48As long as Iran continues to implement its nuclear related commitments, as it is doing so far, the European Union will remain committed to the continued full and effective implementation of the nuclear deal, the EU's High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini said yesterday. "We fully trust the work, competence and autonomy of the International Atomic Energy Agency that has published ten reports certifying that Iran has fully complied with its commitments," she said.

Rising: Nuclear surge builds sustainable energy mix

15 May 2018

AR_Atomexepo_2018_(WNA)-48A surge in new nuclear plants coming online is helping to build a sustainable global energy mix, reduce emissions and meet electricity demand, but more is needed, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the Atomexpo 2018 conference yesterday.

Nuclear for US grid resilience and climate

10 May 2018

C2ES_report_launch_May18_(C2ES)-48The US Nuclear Energy Institute has called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to move quickly to define, foster and retain resiliency on the country's electricity grid before further nuclear generating capacity is lost through premature plant retirements. Meanwhile, the independent, non-partisan Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has issued a new report outlining how US policymakers can preserve the emission benefits of nuclear energy.

Foratom highlights nuclear's load-following abilities

08 May 2018

By combining flexible nuclear power plant operation with the use of variable renewable energy sources, Europe will be able to ensure security of energy supply while reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, according to the European nuclear trade body Foratom. However, it calls for an EU energy policy that creates the right market and regulatory conditions for this to happen.