Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

The leaders of the Group of Seven large industrialised nations should incentivise the extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the goal of achieving a low-carbon and secure energy supply, the nuclear industry has said.

Nuclear Policies 24 June 2022


BNS questions limit to extended operation of Belgian units

BNS questions limit to extended operation of Belgian units

In a recent position paper, the Belgian Nuclear Society welcomed the political decision to keep two reactors - Doel 4 and Tihange 3 - in operation beyond 2025 because of security of electricity supply concerns. However, it questions why the operation of the units has been limited to just ten years.

Nuclear Policies 22 June 2022


MEPs on two committees vote against EU taxonomy delegated act

MEPs on two committees vote against EU taxonomy delegated act

The European Parliament's environment and economy committees have voted against the inclusion of gas and nuclear in the EU's list of environmentally sustainable investments. The vote, which was indicative of mood rather than having a direct impact, comes three weeks before all MEPs hold their vote to accept, or oppose, the European Commission's plan.

Nuclear Policies 14 June 2022


Nuclear needed for net-zero ambitions, Finnish minister says

Nuclear needed for net-zero ambitions, Finnish minister says

Europe cannot be carbon neutral and self-sufficient without nuclear energy, Finland's Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä has said. Nuclear power, he said, offers solutions - such as small modular reactors - for phasing out fossil energy.

Nuclear Policies 08 June 2022


Bangladesh, South Korea enhance nuclear energy cooperation

Bangladesh, South Korea enhance nuclear energy cooperation

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission for technological cooperation in nuclear research and development.

Nuclear Policies 25 May 2022


EU taxonomy: Trade unions urge MEPs not to oppose plan

EU taxonomy: Trade unions urge MEPs not to oppose plan

The 20 unions representing Belgian, Bulgarian, Czech, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Slovakian and Slovenian energy workers say the inclusion of nuclear and gas in the EU taxonomy is vital for tackling climate change and increasing energy independence.

Nuclear Policies 25 May 2022


Nuclear included in EU's repowering plan

Nuclear included in EU's repowering plan

The European Commission has formally adopted the REPowerEU plan which aims to rapidly reduce EU dependence on Russian fossil fuels. The plan recognises that nuclear will have a role to play in ensuring security of EU energy supplies, and highlights the importance of coordinated action to reduce dependence on Russian nuclear materials and fuel cycle services.

Nuclear Policies 20 May 2022


UK launches funding to encourage nuclear new build

UK launches funding to encourage nuclear new build

The UK government has announced the launch of GBP120 million (USD146 million) in funding to support development of new nuclear energy projects, stimulate competition in the industry and unlock investment across the UK. The Future Nuclear Enabling Fund will help to realise the government's ambition to approve eight new reactors by 2030.

Nuclear Policies 13 May 2022


Wyoming, INL sign MoU on advanced nuclear development and deployment

Wyoming, INL sign MoU on advanced nuclear development and deployment

The State of Wyoming has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Batelle Energy Alliance, the operating contractor of the Idaho National Laboratory, to collaborate in the research, development, demonstration and deployment of advanced energy technologies with a special focus on advanced nuclear.

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2022


Rosatom seeks compensation for cancelled Finland project

Rosatom seeks compensation for cancelled Finland project

Rosatom’s unit in Finland says it has "no other choice but to defend ourselves and demand compensation" for the "unlawful termination" of the Hanhikivi I project, adding that it is ready to discuss "possible options for the project to recommence when conditions permit".

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2022