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New report highlights grid threats from US retirements

Nuclear Policies

15 June 2018

A gas pipeline disruption caused by extreme weather or equipment failure could mean prolonged electricity service disruption for large areas of the USA if nuclear power plant retirements continue, according to a new report prepared for the Nuclear Energy Institute.

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.

US energy regulators back Illinois legislation

Nuclear Policies

31 May 2018

Clinton_(Exelon)_48The US Department of Justice and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have submitted a statement to a court of appeal saying federal rules do not pre-empt Illinois' zero emission credit programme. The court is hearing an appeal against an earlier ruling that dismissed a lawsuit aimed at invalidating the programme, which provides financial support to Exelon's Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear power plants.

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.

DOE report highlights ‘capability gaps’ in cybersecurity

Regulation and Safety

04 June 2018

The US Administration recognises the growing security risk of cyber threats and has prioritised overcoming these challenges, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a statement marking one year since President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13800. In the EO, titled Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, the president directed departments and agencies to develop multiple reports to further their understanding of the cybersecurity risks to the country and focus on opportunities to mitigate those risks.

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.