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EIA predicts up to 4% fall in nuclear share of US generation by 2040

Nuclear Policies

16 April 2015

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that, between 2013 and 2040, nuclear power's share of total generation in the USA will fall from 19% to 15% in its High Oil and Gas Resource case and to 18% in its High Oil Price case, where higher natural gas prices lead to additional growth in nuclear capacity.

Economic cost of Japan's nuclear shutdown

Nuclear Policies

14 April 2015

Nuclear power benefitted the Japanese economy by some ¥33 trillion over the years, said Masakazu Toyoda of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), and the country risks wasting this in its slow progress to restart its reactors.

Pathway agreed to reach Iran resolution

Nuclear Policies

07 April 2015

A framework agreement has been reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of six world powers in restricting Iran's nuclear program to peaceful uses only. The agreement was brokered after extended talks in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Canada-India contract strengthens nuclear ties

Nuclear Policies

16 April 2015

Modi-Harper_press_conference_(Govt_Canada)48A long-term uranium supply contract signed by Cameco and India's Department of Atomic Energy has been welcomed by the two countries' prime ministers as they look to further cooperation and collaboration between their nations.

Electrabel contends nuclear tax calculation

Corporate

08 April 2015

Electrabel has described as "confiscatory" the tax Belgium seeks to levy on nuclear power plant operators based on new calculations by the country's electricity and gas market regulator.

Switzerland revises nuclear liability law

Nuclear Policies

30 March 2015

Switzerland's government has adopted a total revision of the federal ordinance on civil nuclear liability. The ordinance governs the enforcement of the country's new civil nuclear liability law, which was passed by parliament in 2008 but has yet to come into force.