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UK on track with post-Euratom preparations

Nuclear Policies

11 June 2018

IAEA-UK  safeguards agreement - 48The UK last week completed two more milestones in its preparations to leave the European Atomic Energy Community. On 7 June, Parliament passed the Nuclear Safeguards Bill and government officials signed new international safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

France, Russia extend nuclear power cooperation

Nuclear Policies

29 May 2018

France-Russia - May 2018 - 48Russia's Rosatom and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission have signed a strategic document on partnership in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The agreement was signed on 24 May by Rosatom Director General Alexy Likhachov and CEA Chairman François Jacq in the presence of the Russian and French presidents, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

IEA warns nuclear may miss long-term target

Energy and Environment

23 May 2018

The target of achieving global nuclear generating capacity of 438 GWe by 2020 under the International Energy Agency's (IEA's) Sustainable Development Scenario appears to be on track, the agency said today. However, it said the prospects of meeting the target of 490 GWe by 2025 remains uncertain.

UK starts talks on public investment in nuclear power

New Nuclear

05 June 2018

Wylfa Newydd CGI aerial - 48Japan's Hitachi and the UK government have decided to enter negotiations on the proposed Wylfa Newydd project. In a statement to Parliament yesterday, UK Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said actions the government is taking will support a "long-term pipeline" for new nuclear projects in the country.

UK industry welcomes clarity on Euratom R&D

Nuclear Policies

23 May 2018

May at Jodrell Bank - 48The UK's Nuclear Industry Association has welcomed confirmation of the government's intention to seek associate status to Euratom R&D programmes. NIA chief executive Tom Greatrex stressed however that this is just one part of the current Euratom framework, and progress in replicating other vital areas is still needed before the UK leaves the treaty, as part of its exit from the European Union, in March 2019.

Nuclear for US grid resilience and climate

Nuclear Policies

10 May 2018

C2ES_report_launch_May18_(C2ES)-48The US Nuclear Energy Institute has called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to move quickly to define, foster and retain resiliency on the country's electricity grid before further nuclear generating capacity is lost through premature plant retirements. Meanwhile, the independent, non-partisan Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has issued a new report outlining how US policymakers can preserve the emission benefits of nuclear energy.