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French Senate adopts bill on accelerating nuclear new build

French Senate adopts bill on accelerating nuclear new build

The French Senate has overwhelmingly approved a draft bill aimed at accelerating procedures related to the construction of new nuclear facilities near existing nuclear sites and to the operation of existing facilities. The bill was adopted in its first reading in the Senate, with 239 votes in favour and 16 against. 

Nuclear Policies 25 January 2023


French bill on accelerating nuclear new build progresses to Senate

French bill on accelerating nuclear new build progresses to Senate

The French Senate has begun discussing a bill aimed at accelerating procedures related to the construction of new nuclear facilities near existing nuclear sites and to the operation of existing facilities. In February last year, President Emmanuel Macron proposed the construction of six new EPR2 reactors, with an option for a further eight EPR2 reactors to follow.

Nuclear Policies 17 January 2023


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Changes to Swedish law proposed to enable nuclear new build

Changes to Swedish law proposed to enable nuclear new build

A proposal to amend Sweden's legislation on nuclear power has been presented by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Climate and Environment Minister Romina Pourmokhtari. The proposed changes would remove the current law limiting the number of reactors in operation to ten, as well as allowing reactors to be built on new plant sites, rather than just existing sites.

Nuclear Policies 12 January 2023


German cabinet approves extended reactor operations

German cabinet approves extended reactor operations

The German federal cabinet has approved an executive decision by Chancellor Olaf Scholz to allow the country's three remaining nuclear power plants to continue operating beyond the end of this year. It approved a draft amendment to the Atomic Energy Act which enables the Emsland, Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim 2 plants to operate until 15 April 2023 at the latest.

Nuclear Policies 20 October 2022


Germany's Scholz decides on continued operation of reactors

Germany's Scholz decides on continued operation of reactors

Chancellor Olaf Scholz has taken the decision to allow all three of Germany's remaining operating nuclear power plants to continue generating electricity until 15 April next year. His decision follows disagreement among the governing coalition parties over the continued operation of the plants.

Nuclear Policies 18 October 2022


New Swedish government seeks expansion of nuclear energy

New Swedish government seeks expansion of nuclear energy

Sweden's incoming centre-right coalition government has adopted a positive stance towards nuclear energy, calling for state-owned energy company Vattenfall to investigate the possible restart of Ringhals units 1 and 2, as well as to prepare for the construction of new reactors.

Nuclear Policies 17 October 2022


British, French leaders in support of Sizewell C

British, French leaders in support of Sizewell C

The UK's Prime Minister Liz Truss and France's President Emmanuel Macron have both expressed their support for the construction of the Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk, England, saying they "expect the relevant bodies to finalise arrangements in the coming month".

New Nuclear 07 October 2022


Inflation Reduction Act passed by the US House

Inflation Reduction Act passed by the US House

The US House of Representatives has voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which now heads to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The passing of the wide-ranging bill, which includes support for existing and new nuclear, was welcomed by the nuclear industry.

Energy & Environment 15 August 2022


Agreement to bolster Korean nuclear industry

Agreement to bolster Korean nuclear industry

South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Doosan Enerbility and nuclear energy equipment and materials manufacturers with the aim of revitalising the country's nuclear industry.

Nuclear Policies 11 August 2022


EDF sues French government over electricity sales

EDF sues French government over electricity sales

The state-controlled nuclear giant EDF has launched a legal claim against the French government for more than EUR8.0 billion (USD8.2 billion) in lost earnings resulting from the order to sell more nuclear electricity at below market-level prices this year.

Corporate 10 August 2022