Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
Slovenian decision on second unit by 2027: minister

Slovenian decision on second unit by 2027: minister

Slovenia will make a decision by 2027 at the latest on whether to build a second nuclear power plant at its existing Krško site, Infrastructure Minister Jernej Vrtovec has said during a visit to the plant site on 22 May. The minister also called for an immediate start on the construction of a storage facility for low and intermediate level radioactive waste and for changes to legislation to speed up infrastructure projects.

Nuclear Policies 26 May 2020


Small reactors feasible in Puerto Rico, study concludes

Small reactors feasible in Puerto Rico, study concludes

Advanced nuclear reactors can meet Puerto Rico's unique energy needs by complementing renewable sources with zero-emission electricity resilient to extreme natural events, a preliminary feasibility study has concluded. The study - conducted by Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation the Nuclear Alternative Project - was funded by the US Department of Energy.

Nuclear Policies 21 May 2020


SFEN: Nuclear essential to economic recovery

SFEN: Nuclear essential to economic recovery

Making a commitment to build six new EPRs in France would be an "effective stimulus" for the country's economy as it recovers in the years ahead from the shock of COVID-19, the French nuclear energy society wrote in a position paper published this week. Nuclear energy "ticks all three boxes" highlighted in the debate about the recovery - that investments should be in low-carbon, resilient and sovereign industries, it said.

Nuclear Policies 15 May 2020


IAEA, UK's national lab strengthen cooperation

IAEA, UK's national lab strengthen cooperation

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory has signed an agreement - known as a Practical Arrangement - with the International Atomic Energy Agency aimed at enhancing cooperation.

Nuclear Policies 14 April 2020


Hungarian minister highlights importance of nuclear energy

Hungarian minister highlights importance of nuclear energy

The coronavirus pandemic has underlined the importance of the existing Paks nuclear power plant, which accounts for about half of Hungary's electricity generation, noted János Süli. The minister responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of two new reactors at Paks said that project will maintain the country's energy security and help revive its economy in the coming years.

Nuclear Policies 02 April 2020


Ambassador expresses hope for further Korea-UAE cooperation

Ambassador expresses hope for further Korea-UAE cooperation

The successful cooperation between South Korea and the United Arab Emirates in building the Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi has opened a new avenue for further collaboration between the countries in global nuclear power markets, South Korea's ambassador to the UAE said this week.

Nuclear Policies 20 March 2020


Russia and Bangladesh expand nuclear cooperation

Russia and Bangladesh expand nuclear cooperation

A number of documents have been signed between Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the government of Bangladesh that will enhance existing bilateral cooperation in the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. Russia is currently constructing a two-unit nuclear power plant at Rooppur, Bangladesh.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2020


EU nuclear sustainability needs expert review, utilities say

EU nuclear sustainability needs expert review, utilities say

Seven utilities have written to the European Commission, urging it to create an independent group of scientists and experts to evaluate whether nuclear power is a low-carbon and sustainable source of electricity. One of the seven, Czech utility ČEZ, said yesterday that it had "joined the challenge" facing the main European energy companies to gain the EC's agreement that the nuclear industry ought to benefit from future sustainable financing.

Nuclear Policies 13 March 2020


Foratom calls on EU to recognise nuclear as a strategic industry

Foratom calls on EU to recognise nuclear as a strategic industry

Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, has welcomed the ambitions outlined in the European Commission's Industrial Strategy, which was published yesterday. The strategy is part of European Commission President Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen's political guidelines and responds to a request from the European Council in March 2019.

Nuclear Policies 11 March 2020


Indian parliamentary committee calls for focus on PHWRs

Indian parliamentary committee calls for focus on PHWRs

India should aim to at least double the present proportion of electricity generated by nuclear power plants by 2030, but should for the time being adopt "home-grown" 700 MWe heavy water reactors for its nuclear expansion programme, a parliamentary committee has recommended.

Nuclear Policies 09 March 2020