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Australian opposition outlines its nuclear plans

Australian opposition outlines its nuclear plans

Leaders of the Australian opposition have confirmed that a future Australian Federal Coalition Government would introduce nuclear energy in the country, and announced seven locations where plants could be built.

Nuclear Policies 19 June 2024


Ontario minister marks completion of first phase of SMR preparations

Ontario minister marks completion of first phase of SMR preparations

Newly appointed Minister of Energy and Electrification Stephen Lecce visited Ontario Power Generation's Darlington New Nuclear site to mark the completion of the first phase of site preparation for the province's first small modular reactor and recent trade missions to Romania and France.

Corporate 14 June 2024


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US Senate passes act banning Russian uranium imports

US Senate passes act banning Russian uranium imports

The Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act, which will ban the importation into the USA of low-enriched uranium that is produced in Russia or by a Russian entity, will now go to President Biden to be signed into law.

Uranium & Fuel 01 May 2024


Nuclear's role in reaching climate targets recognised by G7

Nuclear's role in reaching climate targets recognised by G7

The Group of Seven (G7) nations have committed to support the use of nuclear energy in those countries that opt to use it, a communique released at the end of the G7 Ministerial Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment in Turin, Italy, says.

Nuclear Policies 30 April 2024


Nuclear industry calls for continued G7 support

Nuclear industry calls for continued G7 support

Representatives of the nuclear industry have issued a statement calling for Group of Seven (G7) governments to embrace nuclear deployment as a strategic priority, by maximising use of existing nuclear power plants and setting clear plans for further deployment that would fulfil the targets they set at COP28, to triple global nuclear capacity.

Nuclear Policies 29 April 2024


Industry ready to help deliver governmental nuclear ambitions

Industry ready to help deliver governmental nuclear ambitions

Alongside the declaration adopted by governments at the inaugural Nuclear Energy Summit, held in Brussels on 21 March, global nuclear industry associations have set out the industry's commitment to supporting government objectives to expand nuclear energy capacity worldwide to achieve climate and energy security goals.

Nuclear Policies 21 March 2024


UK releases roadmap to quadruple nuclear energy capacity

UK releases roadmap to quadruple nuclear energy capacity

The British government has launched a roadmap for reaching its ambition for the UK to have 24 GWe of nuclear generating capacity by 2050, representing about 25% of the country's projected electricity demand.

Nuclear Policies 11 January 2024


Agreement reached on EU electricity market reform

Agreement reached on EU electricity market reform

The European Council and Parliament have reached a provisional agreement to reform the European Union's electricity market design. The agreement now needs to be endorsed and formally adopted by both institutions.

Nuclear Policies 15 December 2023


Illinois to lift moratorium on nuclear construction

Illinois to lift moratorium on nuclear construction

Governor JB Pritzker has said he will sign a new bill lifting Illinois' ban on the construction of new nuclear reactors, after the state's lawmakers passed new legislation that will allow the construction of small modular reactors of up to 300 MWe capacity from 2026.

Nuclear Policies 13 November 2023


European Council agrees stance on electricity market reform

European Council agrees stance on electricity market reform

Following months of negotiations, the European Council has reached an agreement on a proposal to amend the EU's electricity market design, agreeing to include existing nuclear plants in the reform. The agreement could result in France dropping a scheme forcing state-controlled utility EDF to sell a portion of its nuclear energy production to competitors below market-level prices.

Nuclear Policies 19 October 2023