Energy policy rss

Nuclear costs remain competitive, says IEA/NEA report

Energy and Environment

01 September 2015

The cost of nuclear power is in line with other baseload energy technologies, but new nuclear power plants can generate more electricity and more cheaply over their full lifetime if financing costs are low. This is the conclusion of a recent joint study by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Amano seeks extra funding to manage Iran agreement

Nuclear Policies

25 August 2015

International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano today sought approval for extra funding of €9.2 million ($10.6 million) per year for the agency's "special arrangement" with Iran, which he stressed "would not serve as a precedent".

Tepco announces restructuring

Corporate

19 August 2015

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has announced a restructuring of the company which will see its nuclear and decommissioning operations remaining under a new holding company, while its non-nuclear businesses will be spun off into three subsidiaries.

IAEA and Kazakhstan agree to create nuclear fuel bank

Uranium and Fuel

27 August 2015

IAEA LEU Bank agreement signing 48The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan today signed an agreement to set up a low-enriched uranium fuel 'bank' in Oskemen, Kazakhstan.

Exelon units fail in capacity auction

Corporate

25 August 2015

Three of Exelon's nuclear power plants failed to clear in regional grid operator PJM's capacity auction for the 2018-2019 planning year, although the company's CEO described the overall auction results as encouraging.

Japanese reactor restart timely for Australia, says MCA

Nuclear Policies

13 August 2015

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has called on the Royal Commission looking into the future of nuclear in South Australia to view the restart of Japan's Sendai 1 reactor as a timely indicator of the nuclear industry's strong future.