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EC considers nuclear a low-carbon source of hydrogen

EC considers nuclear a low-carbon source of hydrogen

The European Commission will consider hydrogen produced from nuclear power as "low-carbon", Paula Abreu Marques, head of unit for renewables and CCS policy at the European Commission's energy directorate told the European Parliament on 16 November.

Energy & Environment 19 November 2020


EU reiterates support for JCPoA, expresses concern

EU reiterates support for JCPoA, expresses concern

The European Union has expressed its "resolute commitment to and continued support for" the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in a statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors. It expressed concern about Iran's continued accumulation of low enriched uranium in excess of JCPoA thresholds.

Nuclear Policies 18 November 2020


S&P sees limited role for nuclear in EU energy transition

S&P sees limited role for nuclear in EU energy transition

The European Union's clean energy transition "leaves a number of legacy technologies on the side" with an approach that is "more political economy than market economy", an analyst from S&P Global Ratings’ Infrastructure and Utilities practice said this week.

Energy & Environment 18 November 2020


CGN's Hualong One design certified for European use

CGN's Hualong One design certified for European use

China General Nuclear's Hualong One (HPR1000) reactor design has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation - a technical advisory group for European utilities on nuclear power plants. CGN said EUR's assessment shows the design has a high degree of compliance with its criteria and meets the latest European nuclear power requirements.

Regulation & Safety 12 November 2020


European project to bolster earthquake protection

European project to bolster earthquake protection

A new EU-funded project aims to improve confidence in nuclear safety by advancing the approach to seismic safety assessments for nuclear power plants. The 'methods and tools innovations for seismic risk assessment' (METIS) Horizon 2020 project is being led by France's EDF Group.

Regulation & Safety 09 November 2020


EU Commission will not hinder pro-nuclear countries, says Timmermans

EU Commission will not hinder pro-nuclear countries, says Timmermans

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, today reiterated that all clean technologies, including nuclear, will be needed for a low-carbon economic recovery, while Frans Timmermans, executive vice-president of the European Commission, stressed that the Commission “would not stand in the way” of EU Member States that support nuclear power. Timmermans was speaking as Birol's guest in the latest edition of the IEA's Big Ideas speaker series

Energy & Environment 26 October 2020


European Commission reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal

European Commission reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal

The lifting of economic sanctions against Iran remains an essential part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) and its signatories are committed to expanding the special purpose vehicle that enables European businesses to maintain trade with the country, according to the European Commission's foreign affairs spokesperson Peter Stano.

Regulation & Safety 23 October 2020


Poland to seek EU state aid approval for nuclear project

Poland to seek EU state aid approval for nuclear project

Poland will ask the European Commission to approve state aid for the construction of what will be the country's first nuclear power plants, Secretary of State for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski told reporters in Warsaw yesterday, according to Reuters. "It is impossible these days to build a nuclear power plant without state support," Naimski said.

New Nuclear 23 October 2020


Ukraine-EU 'energy bridge' still a realistic goal, says Energoatom vice president

Ukraine-EU 'energy bridge' still a realistic goal, says Energoatom vice president

Energoatom has "various options" for attracting investment in the completion of the third and fourth units of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant, Herman Halushchenko, the company's vice president of development, said in an interview on the Energy Freedom talk show hosted by Energy Club on 19 October. Energoatom published a summary of the interview yesterday.

Corporate 21 October 2020


EU project aims to reduce combustion risk during accidents

EU project aims to reduce combustion risk during accidents

A new EU-funded Horizon 2020 project has been launched that aims to propose innovative enhancements in the way combustible gases are managed in event of a severe accident at an operational nuclear power plant. The four-year AMHYCO project is being led by Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid.

Regulation & Safety 09 October 2020