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BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank

Nuclear Policies

21 July 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS "energy association" that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute.

Funds approved for stalled US federal projects

Nuclear Policies

15 July 2014

Funding for licensing of the Yucca Mountain repository and for construction of the MOX plant are included in the fiscal 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. The bill has been approved by the US House of Representatives but awaits final approval by the Senate.

Ten nations petition Brussels for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

04 July 2014

The Czech government has expressed the common view of ten European countries in favour of nuclear power in a letter to the European Commission.

Belgian court rejects nuclear tax complaint

Corporate

18 July 2014

Electrabel said it will reconsider the future of its nuclear activities in Belgium after the Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal over the tax levied on nuclear power operators in 2012 by the Belgian government.

Russia and Argentina sign nuclear power agreement

Nuclear Policies

14 July 2014

Russia-Argentina July 2014 48Russia and Argentina have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy.

Putin changes status of eight Rosatom entities with weapons know-how

Corporate

01 July 2014

The Russian government is firming up separation of the country's military and civilian nuclear assets with a change to the legal status of certain Rosatom subsidiaries.