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President calls for action to preserve US nuclear plants

Nuclear Policies

04 June 2018

Three Mile Island - 48US President Donald Trump has directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to take immediate action to stop the loss of "fuel-secure power facilities" from the country's power grid, including nuclear power plants that are facing premature retirement.

France, Russia extend nuclear power cooperation

Nuclear Policies

29 May 2018

France-Russia - May 2018 - 48Russia's Rosatom and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission have signed a strategic document on partnership in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The agreement was signed on 24 May by Rosatom Director General Alexy Likhachov and CEA Chairman François Jacq in the presence of the Russian and French presidents, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

New Jersey clean energy laws signed

Nuclear Policies

24 May 2018

NJ_ZEC_legislation_signing_(Governor_of_NJ)-48Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation to establish a Zero Emissions Certificate programme that will enable New Jersey's nuclear power plants to continue operating by recognising and compensating them for their carbon-free attributes. The bill was one of several legislative initiatives signed by Murphy yesterday to advance the state's clean energy economy.

US energy regulators back Illinois legislation

Nuclear Policies

31 May 2018

Clinton_(Exelon)_48The US Department of Justice and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have submitted a statement to a court of appeal saying federal rules do not pre-empt Illinois' zero emission credit programme. The court is hearing an appeal against an earlier ruling that dismissed a lawsuit aimed at invalidating the programme, which provides financial support to Exelon's Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear power plants.

Alliance launched to highlight nuclear on world stage

Energy and Environment

24 May 2018

NICE Future launch - 48The USA, Canada and Japan today launched the Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) initiative partnership at a side event to the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The aim is to bring a discussion on innovation and advanced nuclear energy systems to the international meeting.

IEA warns nuclear may miss long-term target

Energy and Environment

23 May 2018

The target of achieving global nuclear generating capacity of 438 GWe by 2020 under the International Energy Agency's (IEA's) Sustainable Development Scenario appears to be on track, the agency said today. However, it said the prospects of meeting the target of 490 GWe by 2025 remains uncertain.