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UK must address generation gap in support for nuclear, study shows

UK must address generation gap in support for nuclear, study shows

There is a low level of awareness among young people in the UK that nuclear power is a low-carbon source of energy, according to research commissioned by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. This shows that the government needs to ensure that nuclear is included in all its communications about low-carbon power and energy sources, IMechE said.

Energy & Environment 16 March 2020


UK sets out siting factors for geological radwaste disposal

UK sets out siting factors for geological radwaste disposal

Radioactive Waste Management Limited, the company tasked with developing a Geological Disposal Facility in the UK, has set out its approach to GDF site evaluation in England and Wales, following a consultation process. It says that safety, opportunities for communities, and protection of the environment are key considerations as part of its evaluation.

Waste & Recycling 19 February 2020


Second injunction keeps Ikata reactor offline

Second injunction keeps Ikata reactor offline

The Hiroshima High Court today imposed a temporary injunction on the operation of unit 3 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture, currently in a maintenance outage. Operator Shikoku Electric Power Company said it will appeal the decision, the second injunction to be imposed on the unit since it was restarted in 2016.

Regulation & Safety 17 January 2020


Australians support lifting nuclear ban

Australians support lifting nuclear ban

More Australians support lifting the country's ban on the use of nuclear energy than oppose it, a new poll conducted for the Minerals Council of Australia has found. The survey also found that over half those polled were not aware that nuclear energy is banned in Australia.

Nuclear Policies 03 December 2019


Swedish support for nuclear continues to grow, poll shows

Swedish support for nuclear continues to grow, poll shows

As many as 78% of people surveyed in Sweden - up from 71% in 2017 - strongly support nuclear energy, 43% are open to the construction of new nuclear power plants, and 35% would like to continue using the country's reactors for their full operating lives, a survey by Novus and published by Analysgruppen shows. In contrast, only 11% of those polled are opposed to nuclear power.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2019


Belgian support for keeping reactors running beyond 2025 rises

Belgian support for keeping reactors running beyond 2025 rises

Support by the Belgian public for keeping the country's nuclear power plants in operation beyond 2025 has risen to 46% of those surveyed, up from 30% recorded in a 2017 poll. The percentage of respondents who believe the share of nuclear power in Belgium's electricity mix should be reduced has fallen to 59% from 75% in 2017. Trade body Forum NuclĂ©aire says the increase in support shown by the 18-month barometer survey is "remarkable".

Energy & Environment 25 October 2019


How 'world view' affects public perception of nuclear power

How 'world view' affects public perception of nuclear power

Public perception of nuclear power in mitigating climate change does not depend exclusively on education, but is also determined to a large extent by each individual's world view, Jessica Lovering of the Breakthrough Institute said last week at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power, held by the International Atomic Energy Agency at its headquarters in Vienna.

Energy & Environment 18 October 2019


Australian poll shows strengthening public support

Australian poll shows strengthening public support

The number of Australians who say the country should develop nuclear power in order to reduce its carbon emissions has grown over the past eight years and now stands at just over 50%, according to a poll by Roy Morgan, the country's longest established market research company.

Energy & Environment 07 October 2019


New dawn for nuclear if issues are faced, say industry leaders

New dawn for nuclear if issues are faced, say industry leaders

The nuclear industry's future is bright, but a number of issues - including public acceptance - must first be resolved, according to a panel of industry leaders at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Nuclear Policies 10 September 2019


French public sees continued use of nuclear energy

French public sees continued use of nuclear energy

The majority of French people believe nuclear energy will continue to play a significant role in the country's future energy mix, according to the results of a public opinion poll conducted by BVA on behalf of Orano. However, the study identified misconceptions about the costs and benefits of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 27 June 2019