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EU Green Deal ignores its own biggest clean energy source

EU Green Deal ignores its own biggest clean energy source

The European Commission yesterday unveiled its plan for at least EUR1 trillion (USD1.1 trillion) in sustainable investments over the next decade. The European Green Deal Investment Plan is the investment pillar of the Green Deal, which aims to make the EU climate-neutral by 2050.

Energy & Environment 15 January 2020


Ukraine assesses legislation to support nuclear sector

Ukraine assesses legislation to support nuclear sector

Energoatom yesterday discussed eight legislative bills that it says require adoption to help it continue to meet international obligations, standards and requirements, as well as others that concern the nuclear power plant operator's budget. The meeting was attended by Pavel Pavlyshin, Energoatom's acting president, and Ostap Shipailo, chairman of the subcommittee on nuclear energy and nuclear safety of the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2020


New EU rules agreed on 'green' investments

New EU rules agreed on 'green' investments

A compromise agreement on criteria to be used to determine whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable has been reached by the European Parliament, European Commission and the European Council. The so-called 'taxonomy regulation' does not explicitly exclude nuclear energy.

Energy & Environment 18 December 2019


Australian committee calls for partial lifting of nuclear moratorium

Australian committee calls for partial lifting of nuclear moratorium

The Australian government should consider a partial lifting of the current moratorium on nuclear energy to allow the deployment of new and emerging technologies, a report published today by a parliamentary committee has recommended. The report followed an inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in the country.

Nuclear Policies 13 December 2019


Nuclear forms part of climate change solution, says European Parliament

Nuclear forms part of climate change solution, says European Parliament

The European Parliament yesterday adopted a resolution on COP25 - the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - to begin in Madrid next week. The resolution states that all technologies - including nuclear - are needed to combat climate change, for which it has declared an emergency.

Energy & Environment 29 November 2019


UK needs policy action to meet net-zero target, reports says

UK needs policy action to meet net-zero target, reports says

The UK government's legally binding target for 'net-zero' emissions by 2050 is "undeliverable" unless clean growth policies are introduced, according to a parliamentary report published today by the cross-party science and technology committee.

Energy & Environment 22 August 2019


Australian parliament to launch nuclear energy inquiry

Australian parliament to launch nuclear energy inquiry

Australia's Energy Minister Angus Taylor has asked the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy to investigate the nuclear fuel cycle, Committee Chairman Ted O'Brien announced today.

Nuclear Policies 02 August 2019


Nuclear remains UK’s main low-carbon energy source, despite outages

Nuclear remains UK’s main low-carbon energy source, despite outages

The UK obtained 19% of its primary energy from low-carbon sources last year, with 39% of this from nuclear power, but this was 7% lower than in 2017 due to outages at Dungeness B and Hunterston B towards the end of 2018, official statistics published today show. Nuclear capacity was broadly the same as in 2017, at 9.3 GW.

Energy & Environment 25 July 2019


French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

France will delay its planned reduction in the share of nuclear power its electricity mix to 50% from the current 2025 target to 2035 under a draft energy and climate bill. The bill was presented to the Council of Ministers by Minister for an Ecological and Solidarity Transition Fran├žois de Rugy on 30 April.

Nuclear Policies 02 May 2019


US Senate committee to discuss waste management reforms

US Senate committee to discuss waste management reforms

US Senator John Barrasso has released a discussion draft of legislation that would reform the country's nuclear waste management policy to ensure the federal government's legal obligations to dispose of used nuclear fuel and high-level waste are fulfilled.

Waste & Recycling 25 April 2019