Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
India, Russia discuss cooperation in third countries

India, Russia discuss cooperation in third countries

Russia and India are discussing the construction of power plants in Africa as the next stage in their cooperation in nuclear energy, the Indian ambassador to Moscow, Venkatesh Varma, told Russian news agency RIA Novosti last week. They could replicate the Rooppur project in Bangladesh, he reportedly said.

Nuclear Policies 27 January 2020


Swedish parliament rejects Ringhals restart - by one vote

Swedish parliament rejects Ringhals restart - by one vote

The Swedish Parliament - the Riksdag - yesterday narrowly rejected a proposal from the nationalist Sweden Democrats party to reverse the planned closure of the two oldest reactors at the Ringhals nuclear power plant. Unit 2 of the plant was shut down at the end of last year, with unit 1 set to close later this year.

Nuclear Policies 23 January 2020


Austria fails to turn neighbours against nuclear power

Austria fails to turn neighbours against nuclear power

Austria failed to dent the Visegrád Group of countries' enthusiasm for nuclear power as a solution to climate change during their meeting in Prague yesterday. This was evident during a press conference held after the V4 and Austria summit by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and the Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak prime ministers, Andrej Babiš, Viktor Orbán, Mateusz Morawiecki and Peter Pellegrini, respectively.

Nuclear Policies 17 January 2020


European leaders trigger dispute mechanism of Iran nuclear deal

European leaders trigger dispute mechanism of Iran nuclear deal

The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK have triggered a dispute resolution mechanism over the nuclear deal with Iran - the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - following the Middle Eastern country's further step away from its commitments. Josep Borrell, EU foreign affairs chief and coordinator of the JCPOA joint commission, said he had received today a letter from the three ministers for resolution through the mechanism, as set out in paragraph 36 of the agreement.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2020


Radiation technique controls tsetse fly numbers in Senegal

Radiation technique controls tsetse fly numbers in Senegal

A nuclear technique has successfully reduced the tsetse fly population in Senegal without harming other insects, an eight-year study has found. The study was supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency, together with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an insect birth control method that uses radiation to sterilise male flies.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2020


Ukraine assesses legislation to support nuclear sector

Ukraine assesses legislation to support nuclear sector

Energoatom yesterday discussed eight legislative bills that it says require adoption to help it continue to meet international obligations, standards and requirements, as well as others that concern the nuclear power plant operator's budget. The meeting was attended by Pavel Pavlyshin, Energoatom's acting president, and Ostap Shipailo, chairman of the subcommittee on nuclear energy and nuclear safety of the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2020


Canada and USA to collaborate on critical minerals

Canada and USA to collaborate on critical minerals

Canada and the USA have finalised an agreement to collaborate on improving the security of supply chains and ensure the future competitiveness of their critical minerals industries. The announcement follows a June 2019 commitment by the countries' leaders.

Nuclear Policies 09 January 2020


Reactor shutdowns outweigh start-ups in 2019

Reactor shutdowns outweigh start-ups in 2019

Global nuclear generating capacity stood at 392.4 GWe net at the end of 2019, down slightly on 2018, according to data from World Nuclear Association. Six power reactors were added to the grid last year and construction of three large reactor projects started, while nine units were permanently shut down.

Nuclear Policies 03 January 2020


USA, Japan need new nuclear, says US Commerce Secretary

USA, Japan need new nuclear, says US Commerce Secretary

Japan and the USA both need new nuclear generating capability to replace ageing and inefficient generating capacity and could work together to achieve this, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told a bilateral meeting yesterday. Japan would benefit greatly by having a fleet of new, inherently safe reactors, he said.

Nuclear Policies 20 December 2019


IAEA approves four projects for Uzbekistan

IAEA approves four projects for Uzbekistan

Four projects aimed at building up Uzbekistan's technical capacity, human resources, developing nuclear infrastructure, and strengthening nuclear and radiation safety have been approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors. The Central Asian country aims to have two nuclear power reactors in operation by 2030.

Nuclear Policies 17 December 2019