Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
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


New South Wales should repeal nuclear bans, inquiry concludes

New South Wales should repeal nuclear bans, inquiry concludes

The government of New South Wales should support the repeal in its entirety of legislation that prohibits uranium mining and nuclear facilities in the Australian state, an inquiry by the state's Upper House has concluded. As well as encouraging and supporting uranium exploration, the state should also pursue the repeal of federal prohibitions on nuclear facilities, it recommends.

Nuclear Policies 05 March 2020


UK industry urges fresh approach to new build funding 

UK industry urges fresh approach to new build funding 

The UK's Nuclear Industry Association has called on the government to produce a financing mechanism that supports investment in new build projects. The government announced in June 2018 that it would review the viability of a Regulated Asset Base model, but it has yet to respond to a public consultation on the Treasury's proposal that took place last year.

Nuclear Policies 05 March 2020


Poland, USA underscore commitment to new nuclear projects

Poland, USA underscore commitment to new nuclear projects

Poland will soon start the tender process for developers interested in participating in its first nuclear power plant project, Piotr Naimski, government commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure, said following the third US-Poland Strategic Dialogue on Energy held in Washington DC last week. Poland's Climate Minister Michał Kurtyka, who was also at the meeting, has commented on the country's pro-nuclear policy as a way to reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants.

Nuclear Policies 02 March 2020


China's nuclear power output jumps 18% year on year

China's nuclear power output jumps 18% year on year

China's nuclear electricity generation rose by 18.1% last year, to 348.13 TWh, which is up from 286.15 TWh in 2018, figures from China's National Energy Administration show. Nuclear's share of total electricity production was 4.88% last year, up from 4.22%. According to the National Development and Reform Commission, China aims to have 200 GWe of nuclear generating capacity in place by 2035, out of a total generating capacity of 2600 GWe. Under those plans, thermal power plant capacity is expected to increase from 1190.6 GWe in 2019 to 1300 GWe in 2035.

Nuclear Policies 24 February 2020


IAEA helps streamline Pakistan's nuclear power programme

IAEA helps streamline Pakistan's nuclear power programme

Pakistan has described the support it has received from the International Atomic Energy Agency in strengthening its nuclear power programme through a project launched in 2018. The country aims for a significant expansion of its use of nuclear power over the coming decades in order to meet growing energy demand. Regulators, operators and representatives of organisations involved in Pakistan's nuclear power programme attended a four-day meeting at the IAEA's headquarters last month to discuss the Agency's streamlined support for the country.

Nuclear Policies 14 February 2020