Switzerland rss

Areva wins service contracts


11 June 2014

Kozloduy_turbine_hall_(Kozloduy_NPP)_48A recent flurry of contracts will see Areva provide reactor services to units in Bulgaria, Switzerland and Germany, including a power uprate at Bulgaria's Kozloduy plant.

Swiss want say on nuclear phase out

Nuclear Policies

23 January 2014

Muehleberg 48.jpgNuclear energy is an essential part of Switzerland's energy mix and more debate is needed about its planned phase out, a poll of attitudes towards nuclear power in the country shows.

Political risks prompt early closure of Swiss plant


30 October 2013

Muehleberg 48.jpgSwitzerland's Mühleberg nuclear power plant will be permanently shut down in 2019 instead of the earlier planned 2022 because of "uncertainty surrounding political and regulatory trends," operator BKW FMB Energy has announced.

Public votes for continued Mühleberg operation

Nuclear Policies

19 May 2014

Muhleberg - landscape - 48Voters in the Swiss canton of Bern have rejected a proposal for the immediate shut down of the Mühleberg nuclear power plant. The plant will now close as intended in 2019.

Fuel cycle roundup #18

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

11 December 2013

• First uranium leaves Lost Creek
• Construction starts at Four Mile
• Westinghouse fuel deal extended
• Cameco out of South Texas exploration
• Talvivaara not worried by permit recall

Swiss utilities face waste hike

Waste and Recycling

16 August 2013

The Swiss cabinet has proposed a raise in targets for waste and decommissioning funds that would lead to a hike of some 76% in annual utility contributions next year. A consultation is being launched this month.