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Agreement on extending lives of Doel units

Nuclear Policies

30 July 2015

Doel plant 48An agreement in principle has been reached between Electrabel and the Belgian government on the conditions for a ten-year life extension for units 1 and 2 of the Doel nuclear power plant. The tax to be paid by the country's nuclear operators has also been revised.

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.

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.

West African states prepare MOU on nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

29 July 2015

The newly created West African Integrated Nuclear Power Group prepared a draft memorandum of understanding and three-year action plan at its first meeting, held last week in Niamey, Niger. The heads of delegations from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal will take the MOU document to their respective governments for signature, which will commit them to proceeding with the initial planning for a regional nuclear power program.

Armenia confirms ongoing role for nuclear

New Nuclear

23 July 2015

Armenia's prime minister has confirmed a 10-year life extension of the country's only operating nuclear power plant and that negotiations are being held on the construction of new nuclear capacity.

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.