Fukushima response rss

€2.2 billion owed to German nuclear utilities

Nuclear Policies

15 April 2014

Germany should immediately refund some €2.2 billion in nuclear fuel taxes collected from EOn and RWE, pending final decisions on the tax from either the Federal Constitutional Court or the European Court of Justice.

German law limits renewable growth

Nuclear Policies

09 April 2014

A new law approved by the German cabinet aims to keep down the costs and slow down the rate of growth of renewable energy as the country continues with its energy transition.

Krško containment vent installed

Regulation and Safety

04 March 2014

Krsko 48Westinghouse has completed the installation of a passive containment filtered venting system at the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia.

Japan retains nuclear in energy mix

Nuclear Policies

11 April 2014

Three years after the Fukushima accident, which led to calls for Japan to phase-out nuclear power, the country's cabinet has given its approval to an energy policy that recommends the restart of its idled nuclear reactors.

EDF's emergency response force in place

Regulation and Safety

12 March 2014

FARN exercise at St Alban 48All four of EDF's regional nuclear emergency bases are now in full operation. Proposed following the Fukushima accident, these will be capable of rapidly responding to a serious accident at any French nuclear power plant.

More manpower for Japanese regulator

Regulation and Safety

03 March 2014

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has completed its previously announced merger with the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organisation. The move gives the NRA greater resources for processing reactor restart applications.