Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
Russia, Venezuela discuss cooperation on peaceful use of nuclear

Russia, Venezuela discuss cooperation on peaceful use of nuclear

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with Venezuelan counterpart Yván Gil that they had discussed expanding bilateral cooperation in a range of areas including energy, medicine, space exploration and agriculture.

Nuclear Policies 21 February 2024


Bulgaria and USA sign nuclear cooperation agreement

Bulgaria and USA sign nuclear cooperation agreement

The USA and Bulgaria have signed an intergovernmental agreement to cooperate on the development of the European country's civil nuclear programme, including the plan for new units at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Policies 13 February 2024


CNEN and Eletronuclear discuss Brazilian nuclear programme

CNEN and Eletronuclear discuss Brazilian nuclear programme

The presidents of the National Nuclear Energy Commission, Francisco Rondinelli, and Eletronuclear, Raul Lycurgo Leite, covered Angra 3's prospects for 2029 completion, domestic fuel supply, the Brazilian Multipurpose Reactor and site selection for the radioactive waste-focused Nuclear Technology Centre, in their talks.

Nuclear Policies 09 February 2024


SMRs economically feasible in Puerto Rico, study finds

SMRs economically feasible in Puerto Rico, study finds

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is favourably positioned for the introduction of advanced micro and small modular reactors, according to an economic study conducted by Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation the Nuclear Alternative Project.

Nuclear Policies 08 February 2024


Russia and India discuss expanding nuclear cooperation

Russia and India discuss expanding nuclear cooperation

A new protocol to the intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was signed during a two-day visit by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev to the Indian plant.

Nuclear Policies 08 February 2024


European SMR Industrial Alliance launched

European SMR Industrial Alliance launched

The European Commission has launched an Industrial Alliance dedicated to small modular reactors, aiming to facilitate the development of SMRs in Europe by the early 2030s. The announcement came as the commission presented its assessment for a 2040 climate target for the EU.

Nuclear Policies 07 February 2024


Belarus and Russia aim to deepen nuclear cooperation

Belarus and Russia aim to deepen nuclear cooperation

A multipurpose nuclear research reactor is one of the possible results of a memorandum of understanding signed between Russia and Belarus to deepen cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Nuclear Policies 30 January 2024


Global survey finds high public support for nuclear

Global survey finds high public support for nuclear

One-and-a-half times more people support the use of nuclear energy than oppose it, according to a multinational public opinion poll conducted by market research firm Savanta on behalf of energy consultancy Radiant Energy Group.

Nuclear Policies 19 January 2024


UK releases roadmap to quadruple nuclear energy capacity

UK releases roadmap to quadruple nuclear energy capacity

The British government has launched a roadmap for reaching its ambition for the UK to have 24 GWe of nuclear generating capacity by 2050, representing about 25% of the country's projected electricity demand.

Nuclear Policies 11 January 2024


IAEA sees 'significant progress' in Kenya's research reactor preparations

IAEA sees 'significant progress' in Kenya's research reactor preparations

Kenya is pursuing the development of the country's first research reactor, a stepping stone towards a future nuclear power programme, and invited an International Atomic Energy Agency mission to review the development of its national nuclear infrastructure.

Nuclear Policies 11 January 2024