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Industry groups and governments pledge to back new nuclear

Representatives of the nuclear industry in OECD nations, and representatives of the governments of 20 countries, have issued communiqués committing to work together to expand nuclear energy capacity, after the inaugural Roadmaps to New Nuclear conference organised by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the French government.


Perspectives

Podcast: World Nuclear Symposium 2023 special report

Podcast: World Nuclear Symposium 2023 special report

The Nuclear Fuel Report, financing, recruitment, plant life optimisation and the Net Zero Nuclear launch all feature in this round-up of the high-level panel discussions held at the industry's global gathering in London.


Canadian and Romanian firms collaborate on medical isotopes

Canadian and Romanian firms collaborate on medical isotopes

Laurentis Energy Partners and Nuclearelectrica are to collaborate on the production of medical isotopes at the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant and explore the possibility of heavy water production in Romania.

Corporate 29 September 2023


Kazatomprom plans 2025 uranium production increase

Kazatomprom plans 2025 uranium production increase

The board of the Kazakh uranium producer has approved a strategy to increase production volumes in 2025, returning to a 100% level relative to its subsoil use agreements for the first time since 2018 and adding up to 6,000 tU to anticipated global primary supply.

Uranium & Fuel 29 September 2023


Cumbrian community exits repository site search

Cumbrian community exits repository site search

Allerdale - one of four locations being evaluated - has been removed from the UK geological disposal facility siting process due to limited suitable geology, Nuclear Waste Services announced. It is expected that a final site selection could be a process which takes 10-15 years.

Waste & Recycling 28 September 2023


Perspectives

Podcast: World Nuclear Symposium 2023 special report

Podcast: World Nuclear Symposium 2023 special report

The Nuclear Fuel Report, financing, recruitment, plant life optimisation and the Net Zero Nuclear launch all feature in this round-up of the high-level panel discussions held at the industry's global gathering in London.


Saudi Arabia reiterates plans for nuclear energy

Saudi Arabia reiterates plans for nuclear energy

Saudi Arabia has announced it intends to move towards implementing full International Atomic Energy Agency nuclear safeguards as it works towards building its first nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 28 September 2023


Argentina and France extend nuclear collaboration

Argentina and France extend nuclear collaboration

Argentina's National Atomic Energy Commission and the French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission have signed a cooperation agreement on the peaceful use of nuclear technology and new energy technologies that expands on one signed in 2010.

Nuclear Policies 28 September 2023


Completion of Finnish repository review delayed

Completion of Finnish repository review delayed

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority said its review of Posiva Oy's operating licence application for the world's first used fuel disposal facility is taking longer than expected and will not be completed by the end of this year as planned.

Waste & Recycling 28 September 2023


Contract signed for design of Polish nuclear power plant

Contract signed for design of Polish nuclear power plant

Polish power company Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe has signed an engineering services contract with US firms Westinghouse Electric Company and Bechtel for the country's first nuclear power plant, to be constructed at the Lubiatowo-Kopalino site in the Choczewo municipality in Pomerania.

New Nuclear 28 September 2023


New working group aims to speed JEK2 project in Slovenia

New working group aims to speed JEK2 project in Slovenia

A new working group of Slovenian government ministers and industry officials has met with the aim of preparing "all the necessary bases for citizens to make high-quality and informed decisions about supporting the JEK2 project", with a planned timeline of a final investment decision by 2028 "at the latest".

New Nuclear 28 September 2023


Innovation is driving nuclear optimism, panel finds

Innovation is driving nuclear optimism, panel finds

Innovation has been, and will continue to be, an essential driver in propelling the nuclear energy sector forward - but the industry must be prepared to embrace innovation in all areas, not just technological innovations. These were the messages from speakers in the high-level closing panel at the International Atomic Energy Agency's Scientific Forum 2023.

Energy & Environment 27 September 2023


IEA sees greater role for nuclear in attaining net-zero by 2050

IEA sees greater role for nuclear in attaining net-zero by 2050

In an update to its Net Zero Roadmap, published in 2021, the International Energy Agency says the role of nuclear power has been revised upwards given recent policy support. In the updated net-zero emissions scenario, nuclear generating capacity reaches 916 GWe in 2050, up from the 812 GWe given in the 2021 version.

Energy & Environment 27 September 2023