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Global Nexus Initiative to innovate on policy

Nuclear Policies

13 August 2015

A two-year initiative announced by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and the Partnership for Global Security (PGS) aims to encourage international policy experts to work together to find ways to address climate change, nuclear energy and global security challenges.

French energy transition bill adopted

Nuclear Policies

23 July 2015

Segolene addresses National Assembly - July 2015 - 48France's National Assembly yesterday gave final approval of the country's energy transition bill. Under the legislation, France's reliance on nuclear energy will be reduced to 50% of power generation by 2025.

Nuclear to help Japan meet climate goals

Energy and Environment

21 July 2015

Nuclear power generation will play a role in helping Japan meet its post-2020 greenhouse gas emissions targets. The country has announced its intended contribution towards a possible global climate agreement later this year.

Obama's climate plan 'misses opportunity' of existing reactors, says NEI

Nuclear Policies

05 August 2015

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has welcomed the positive changes on new nuclear power plants contained in the final Clean Power Plan rule issued this week by the US Environmental Protection Agency, but said it is a "missed opportunity" on existing reactors.

South Korean energy plan sees two more reactors

Nuclear Policies

22 July 2015

Two further nuclear power reactors are to be constructed and plans for four coal-fired plants have been dropped in the latest 15-year basic energy plan released by the South Korean government today.

Brattle Group study shows value of US nuclear industry


10 July 2015

A new study by economists at the Brattle Group has found that the nuclear industry contributes $60 billion per year to the USA's gross domestic product (GDP) in addition to limiting carbon emissions and other economic and societal benefits.