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Reactions to Hinkley Point C developments

Nuclear Policies

29 July 2016

Hinkley Point C has dominated news in the UK due to EDF's final investment decision and the government's surprise move to review the deal. Here, we gather some reactions from industry and academics.

Japanese institute sees 19 reactor restarts by March 2018

Nuclear Policies

28 July 2016

Seven Japanese nuclear power reactors are likely to be in operation by the end of next March and 12 more one year later, according to an estimate by the country's Institute of Energy Economics. Judicial rulings and local consents will influence the rate of restart, it notes.

ČEZ requests EIA for new Dukovany units

New Nuclear

21 July 2016

Dukovany plant - 48Czech utility ČEZ has requested the Ministry of Environment carry out an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the potential construction of two new reactors at the Dukovany nuclear power plant.

Hinkley gets one answer but more questions

Nuclear Policies

29 July 2016

May and Hollande, 21 July 2016 (Tom Evans - Crown Copyright) 80x48Hinkley Point C finally received a positive final investment decision from the EDF board last night, only for the UK government to postpone signing its supporting agreements. Prime Minister Theresa May's new cabinet wants to review the deal and decide in early autumn whether to commit its support.

Wales must maintain nuclear industry, says parliamentary committee

Nuclear Policies

27 July 2016

The proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant can deliver value for money, a UK parliamentary committee looking into the future of nuclear power in Wales has concluded. Meanwhile, it says the Trawsfynydd site is a "standout candidate" for locating a first-of-its-kind small modular reactor.

Bloomberg sees 1% fall in nuclear's global share by 2040

Energy and Environment

15 July 2016

Nuclear energy’s share of total installed capacity will decrease from 5% in 2015 to 4% in 2040, according to the latest annual forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In its New Energy Outlook 2016, Bloomberg also says continued low gas and coal prices will not derail the advance of renewable energy sources and zero-emission energy sources will make up 60% of global installed generating capacity by 2040.