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Czechs to commission Dukovany unit by 2036, says PM

The Czech Republic expects to select the reactor vendor for a new unit at the Dukovany nuclear power plant by the end of 2022 with commissioning planned for 2036, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said yesterday. His comments followed a meeting of the Standing Committee for the Construction of New Nuclear Resources, which was created in February and has now produced a schedule for expansion of the Dukovany plant.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The climate crisis demands a role for nuclear

Viewpoint: The climate crisis demands a role for nuclear

Renewable energy must join forces with nuclear to secure a low-carbon future, writes John Gorman, president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association, and formerly chief executive of the Canadian Solar Industries Association. "I never thought I would become a passionate champion for nuclear energy. But after 20 years of advocating for renewable energy, I've overcome the misconceptions I had in the past and I am convinced by the evidence we can’t fight climate change without nuclear."

28 October 2019


Study proposes agenda for US decarbonisation

Study proposes agenda for US decarbonisation

Achieving net-zero emissions in the USA by 2050 will require action across society, a new report from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has concluded. It recommends the development of innovative technologies including small advanced reactors and strong policies to ensure they are deployed, including a long-term federal framework and an economy-wide carbon pricing programme.

Energy & Environment 14 November 2019


Environmental court approves Swedish repository expansion

Environmental court approves Swedish repository expansion

The expansion of Sweden's existing SFR repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark has been approved by the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm. With approval already granted by the nuclear regulator, the government will now make a final decision on the application.

Waste & Recycling 14 November 2019


EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

Significant progress has been made in cleaning up some of the legacy waste from historic uranium mining in Central Asia, but much remains to be done, with additional donations from the international community needed to complete this vital remediation work, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development says.

Uranium & Fuel 13 November 2019


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The climate crisis demands a role for nuclear

Viewpoint: The climate crisis demands a role for nuclear

Renewable energy must join forces with nuclear to secure a low-carbon future, writes John Gorman, president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association, and formerly chief executive of the Canadian Solar Industries Association. "I never thought I would become a passionate champion for nuclear energy. But after 20 years of advocating for renewable energy, I've overcome the misconceptions I had in the past and I am convinced by the evidence we can’t fight climate change without nuclear."

28 October 2019


Fuel loading begins at Canada's Darlington unit 2

Fuel loading begins at Canada's Darlington unit 2

Fuel loading has begun at Darlington 2, Ontario Power Generation has announced. The refurbishment of Darlington 3 is now expected to start in the second quarter of 2020 as the company applies lessons learned during the refurbishment of unit 2.

Corporate 13 November 2019


IEA highlights 'deep disparities' in global energy systems

IEA highlights 'deep disparities' in global energy systems

Rapid and widespread changes across all parts of the energy system are needed to put the world on a path to a secure and sustainable energy future, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today on launching the latest edition of its World Energy Outlook.

Energy & Environment 13 November 2019


Nuclear belongs in the global energy future, says S&P Global Ratings

Nuclear belongs in the global energy future, says S&P Global Ratings

Nuclear power generation should remain a part of the global energy mix despite challenges related to tightening regulations, safety concerns, ageing asset bases, and increasingly volatile energy markets, S&P Global Ratings says in two reports published today. Both reports study the 'energy transition', as Nuclear Dead and Alive and Different Nuclear Energy Policies, Diverging Global Credit Trends.

Energy & Environment 12 November 2019


US companies to cooperate on waste disposal technology

US companies to cooperate on waste disposal technology

Deep Isolation and NAC International are to cooperate in the design, development and manufacture of Deep Isolation's disposal canister technology.

Waste & Recycling 12 November 2019


French plant taken offline following earthquake

French plant taken offline following earthquake

EDF has temporarily suspended operation of three units at its Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant to assess the reactors following a magnitude 4.9 earthquake yesterday in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-central France. No damage has been found at any nuclear facilities in the area.

Regulation & Safety 12 November 2019


Concrete poured for Bushehr unit 2

Concrete poured for Bushehr unit 2

Iran has started construction of unit 2 of its nuclear power plant at Bushehr. A ceremony to mark the pouring of first concrete was held yesterday and was attended by the president of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, government officials and executives from Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 11 November 2019


Egypt completes IAEA nuclear power infrastructure mission

Egypt completes IAEA nuclear power infrastructure mission

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded an 11-day Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review for Egypt. The mission, which was completed on 6 November, was conducted at the invitation of the Egyptian government.

Regulation & Safety 11 November 2019