Energy policy rss

US nuclear firms urge Ex-Im Bank renewal

Nuclear Policies

30 July 2014

US nuclear power companies argue they will lose business to rivals from other countries, including Russia and China, if Congress decides against reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

Reactor restarts would aid Japanese recovery

Nuclear Policies

28 July 2014

The prompt restart of Japan's nuclear power reactors would have "big advantages" for the country's economy and environment, according estimates by the Institute of Energy Economics of Japan.

Belgian court rejects nuclear tax complaint

Corporate

18 July 2014

Electrabel said it will reconsider the future of its nuclear activities in Belgium after the Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal over the tax levied on nuclear power operators in 2012 by the Belgian government.

US Senate adopts Vietnam agreement

Nuclear Policies

28 July 2014

The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has passed legislation approving a 123 agreement on nuclear cooperation with Vietnam.

BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank

Nuclear Policies

21 July 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS "energy association" that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute.

Funds approved for stalled US federal projects

Nuclear Policies

15 July 2014

Funding for licensing of the Yucca Mountain repository and for construction of the MOX plant are included in the fiscal 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. The bill has been approved by the US House of Representatives but awaits final approval by the Senate.