Energy policy rss

Paks joins EPRI's nuclear research program

Corporate

26 February 2015

Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary has joined the nuclear research program of the Electric Power Research Institute.

US EPA's Clean Power Plan achievable, study says

Energy and Environment

20 February 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed Clean Power Plan is achievable without jeopardizing the reliability of the country's power system, a study by the Analysis Group has concluded.

US policymakers starting to address market issues, says NEI

Nuclear Policies

13 February 2015

There has been a "significant evolution in thinking in a relatively short period of time" among US federal regulators, state officials and regional transmission organizations to address the market issues negatively impacting nuclear power plants in the USA, Marvin Fertel, CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute said yesterday.

Europe launches its Energy Union

Nuclear Policies

25 February 2015

The 28 member states of the European Union are to integrate their markets and increase security of supply under a policy set known as the Energy Union. Investments of €200 billion per year are expected over the nest decade.

Japanese firms struggle with electricity rates

Nuclear Policies

16 February 2015

Some 90% of Japanese small- and medium-sized enterprises think their business would be adversely affected by any future increases in electricity prices, a survey by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry has found. Restarting the country's nuclear power plants is seen as one way of reducing prices.

Belgian reactor shutdown imminent

Corporate

12 February 2015

Doel plant 48Unit 1 of the Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium will be permanently disconnected from the grid on 15 February, operator Electrabel has stated. Despite government approval for extending the life of the 40-year-old unit, the regulator has not yet given its permission.