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G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

The leaders of the Group of Seven large industrialised nations should incentivise the extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the goal of achieving a low-carbon and secure energy supply, the nuclear industry has said.

Nuclear Policies 24 June 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


UK government confirms Sizewell C eligible for RAB financing

UK government confirms Sizewell C eligible for RAB financing

The British government has published documents which show "significant progress" towards implementing a Regulated Asset Base funding model for new nuclear power projects. It has set out its case for the Sizewell C project to receive funding under the model and launched a consultation on how projects would receive RAB financing.

New Nuclear 14 June 2022


Hungary bolsters energy diplomacy

Hungary bolsters energy diplomacy

The Hungarian government has organised energy issues, including the Paks II project, to be under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, citing the changing situation in energy as well as around the project to build a Russian-supplied nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 27 May 2022


UK parliament committee reviews AGR decommissioning funding

UK parliament committee reviews AGR decommissioning funding

The terms of the 2009 sale of seven advanced gas-cooled reactor nuclear power plants to EDF Energy "placed a disproportionate amount of risk for meeting future decommissioning costs on the taxpayer," the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee said in a report published on 20 May.

Waste & Recycling 23 May 2022


House of Lords considers UK nuclear financing plan

House of Lords considers UK nuclear financing plan

The proposed changes to the funding model for new nuclear cleared their first hurdle, as members of the UK parliament's second chamber debated the Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill for the first time.

Nuclear Policies 23 February 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


European Commission presents text of nuclear and gas CDA

European Commission presents text of nuclear and gas CDA

The European Commission has presented the final version of the Complementary Delegated Act of the EU Taxonomy Regulation covering certain gas and nuclear activities. The final version contains only minor changes from the draft leaked at the end of December, with nuclear remaining a transitional energy technology.

Energy & Environment 02 February 2022


Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic have enabled Kazatomprom's assets to operate throughout recent events in Kazakhstan. The overall impact of the recent period of unrest on the company's business has been minor, but pandemic-related supply chain challenges remain a concern, it said.

Uranium & Fuel 14 January 2022


Foratom proposes changes to Taxonomy CDA

Foratom proposes changes to Taxonomy CDA

European nuclear trade body Foratom has welcomed the decision of the European Commission to include nuclear within the sustainable finance taxonomy under certain conditions. However, it has provided the Commission with some suggestions for improvement, based on analysis of the leaked draft Complementary Delegated Act.

Energy & Environment 12 January 2022