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Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear has "come into the limelight" as the most realistic energy option for sustainable development, KEPCO President and CEO Seung-Il Cheong told delegates at the World Nuclear Symposium 2022 in London today. However, speakers in a panel discussing sustainable development agreed one challenge to the increased use of nuclear is public opinion.

Nuclear Policies 08 September 2022


Fermi Energia to evaluate NuScale SMR for Estonia

Fermi Energia to evaluate NuScale SMR for Estonia

A new Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies will see NuScale Power support Fermi Energia in evaluating the deployment of a NuScale small modular reactor plant in Estonia by 2031. Fermi's plans for SMR deployment are growing in popularity in Estonia, according to the company's latest survey.

New Nuclear 25 August 2022


Wide public support for keeping German reactors online, say polls

Wide public support for keeping German reactors online, say polls

A majority of the German public are in favour of the continued operation of the country's three remaining nuclear power reactors beyond the end of this year, the results of two opinion polls show. There is significant support for keeping the units running for up to another five years and even to construct new reactors in order to secure energy supplies.

Nuclear Policies 08 August 2022


Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

The Fukushima prefectural government and the municipal governments of the towns of Futaba and Okuma, which host the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, have given their consent for the construction of facilities for the planned discharge of treated water from the damaged plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 03 August 2022


Fourth location joins search for UK repository site

Fourth location joins search for UK repository site

A Community Partnership has formed in Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire, in eastern England, to consider whether the UK's Geological Disposal Facility could be safely located and built deep underground beyond the coastline there. It is the fourth such partnership in the UK, following three that were established in west Cumbria in north-west England over the last year.

Waste & Recycling 01 July 2022


New Australian PM makes climate pledge

New Australian PM makes climate pledge

Australia has formally pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the government will support a transition to renewable energy, but members of the shadow cabinet are signalling a willingness to include nuclear in the energy debate and a recent poll has found widespread public support.

Energy & Environment 17 June 2022


Californian support grows for Diablo Canyon: poll

Californian support grows for Diablo Canyon: poll

There is strong local and statewide support for extending the operations of California's only operating nuclear power plant - and the state's largest source of carbon-free generation - a newly released poll has found.

Energy & Environment 20 May 2022


Consultation on Italian repository concludes

Consultation on Italian repository concludes

Following a one-year public consultation, Italy's Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA has submitted to the Ministry of Ecological Transition the proposal for the National Charter of Eligible Areas to host the national repository for radioactive waste and a technological park.

Waste & Recycling 16 March 2022


Majority of Swiss support nuclear new build

Majority of Swiss support nuclear new build

While support for the continued use of nuclear energy is evenly split in the Swiss population, the majority of people support the lifting of the country's ban on the construction of new nuclear power plants, a poll conducted by market research company DemoSCOPE on behalf of the Swiss Nuclear Forum shows.

Nuclear Policies 09 March 2022


Fermi sees Estonian interest in nuclear grow

Fermi sees Estonian interest in nuclear grow

Some 68% of Estonian people either support or tend to support the consideration of small nuclear power plants in the country, according to a poll by Kantar Emor carried out for Fermi Energia. This is up from 54% in January 2021.

Nuclear Policies 07 February 2022