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PULSAR project to research nuclear technology for Europe's space missions

PULSAR project to research nuclear technology for Europe's space missions

Tractebel will lead the PULSAR consortium conducting research on dynamic radioisotope power systems fuelled by plutonium-238 for space applications - to provide spacecraft and astronauts with electricity and heat when the sun does not supply enough power.

New Nuclear 21 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


'Beautiful nuclear' must be included in energy transition, says LucidCatalyst

'Beautiful nuclear' must be included in energy transition, says LucidCatalyst

The priority for preventing irreversible climate change is decarbonisation, not the creation of energy systems which are 100% dependent on renewables, according to a new report from LucidCatalyst. It says expanding the use of nuclear energy could enable faster progress towards a sustainable and prosperous future for all.

Energy & Environment 13 June 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


Calm approach the right strategy for energy security, says panel

Calm approach the right strategy for energy security, says panel

Policymakers and businesses alike need to take a calm, rational and pragmatic approach to ensure security of energy supply, according to panellists at World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022.

Nuclear Policies 28 April 2022


Ukraine, climate, SMRs: EU and IAEA nuclear talks

Ukraine, climate, SMRs: EU and IAEA nuclear talks

The eighth European Union-International Atomic Energy Agency Senior Officials Meeting discussed opportunities to deepen cooperation in a range of areas, including collaboration on the development and deployment of small modular reactors.

Nuclear Policies 16 March 2022


Reconsider nuclear shutdowns to cut gas imports, IEA tells EU

Reconsider nuclear shutdowns to cut gas imports, IEA tells EU

The International Energy Agency has set out a ten-point plan that could enable the European Union to reduce its imports of natural gas from Russia by more than one-third within a year, including maximising generation from existing low-emissions sources such as nuclear.

Nuclear Policies 03 March 2022


A guide to the EU's 'green' taxonomy - and nuclear's place in it

A guide to the EU's 'green' taxonomy - and nuclear's place in it

The European Union wants to encourage investment in "sustainable" activities to help it get to net-zero by 2050.

Energy & Environment 10 February 2022


Viewpoint: Taxonomy and the need to reform the EU's electricity system

Viewpoint: Taxonomy and the need to reform the EU's electricity system

The debate over sustainable investment rules has highlighted the differences within the European Union on the ideal and/or possible energy mix in a carbon-constrained world where the EU wants to be a role model. It is time to reform the electricity system in Europe, writes Marc Deffrennes, from the weCare alliance of NGOs which favour using renewables and nuclear to limit carbon emissions.

Perspectives 11 February 2022