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Belgium maintains nuclear phase-out policy

Nuclear Policies

04 April 2018

The Belgian government has approved a new "energy pact" that maintains the previous policy to phase out nuclear energy in the country by 2025. A draft bill on the new federal energy strategy will be submitted to the cabinet by the end of May.

Rising: Asia needs nuclear for clean and reliable electricity

Energy and Environment

21 March 2018

Asia needs nuclear energy to meet its economic, energy and environmental goals, but such plans are still in the development phase in the South East region of the continent, Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association, said today. Addressing delegates at the Sustainable Energy Technology Asia 2018 conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Rising noted that nuclear power generation is growing rapidly in Asia, having increased by 35% over the last five years.

Olkiluoto 3 EPR parties agree settlement

Corporate

12 March 2018

Olkiluoto 3 - September 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has agreed a settlement with French Areva and German Siemens in the long-running dispute over cost overruns and delays to the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project. TVO said yesterday that Areva-Siemens will pay compensation of EUR450 million (USD553.73 million).

UK peers reject Euratom exit plan

Nuclear Policies

21 March 2018

The UK government has been defeated twice in the House of Lords over its plans for nuclear cooperation after its leaves the European Union next year, the BBC has reported. They also backed a plan requiring the UK to report to Parliament regularly on its future arrangements with Euratom.

Russia brings Chinese funding into uranium mining

Uranium and Fuel

13 March 2018

Zhdanova launches Mine No6 - 48Russia has opened its uranium mining industry to foreign investment with an agreement signed yesterday between the Russia-China Investment Fund for Regional Development, ARMZ Uranium Holding, and Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union (PIMCU). ARMZ and PIMCU are subsidiaries of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

UK government responds to report on Brexit impact

Nuclear Policies

09 March 2018

The UK must be able to operate as an "independent and responsible nuclear state" as soon as it leaves the European Union in March 2019, the government has said in its response to a parliamentary report about the impact of Brexit on the country's nuclear industry.