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Energoatom disputes text of market rules

Energoatom disputes text of market rules

Energoatom, operator of Ukraine's nuclear power plants, says it "does not support" the final text of a resolution published by the Cabinet of Ministers on a new pricing mechanism for the Public Service Obligation section of the country's wholesale electricity market.

Corporate 14 August 2020


EU Taxonomy leaves low-carbon nuclear 'in limbo', admits climate adviser

EU Taxonomy leaves low-carbon nuclear 'in limbo', admits climate adviser

It is understandable that the nuclear power industry feels it has been left "in limbo" by the European Commission's taxonomy on sustainable finance, even though its low-carbon credentials are clear, an adviser to the Technical Expert Group that developed the guidance said last week. Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, participated in the 28 July webinar-based discussion of a newly published Policy Brief by the OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency, Unlocking financing for nuclear energy infrastructure in the COVID-19 economic recovery.

Energy & Environment 03 August 2020


US Senate passes Nuclear Energy Leadership Act

US Senate passes Nuclear Energy Leadership Act

The US Senate has passed the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA) after it was included as an amendment to an act authorising defence appropriations and policies for fiscal 2021. NELA aims to re-establish US leadership in nuclear energy, with a focus on the demonstration of advanced reactors.

Nuclear Policies 27 July 2020


Energoatom is 'doomed to succeed', says vice president

Energoatom is 'doomed to succeed', says vice president

Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator will thrive in a free market and be able to export surplus electricity if the government removes impediments to its success, Herman Halushchenko, Energoatom's vice president of development, said in an interview with Energy Club last week. Asked where he sees the company in five years, he said: "There is good phrase for this - 'We are doomed to succeed'. We must give this unique company the opportunity to become truly successful."

Corporate 27 July 2020


The inclusive route to low-carbon electricity

The inclusive route to low-carbon electricity

Successfully decarbonising the electricity sector requires suitable policies for the rapid deployment of all available low-carbon technologies, Jan Horst Keppler, senior economic advisor at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency said yesterday. Keppler spoke during a webinar held to discuss the Paris-based agency’s newly published Policy Brief, Nuclear power and the cost-effective decarbonisation of electricity systems.

Energy & Environment 17 July 2020


UK premier reiterates support for nuclear

UK premier reiterates support for nuclear

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeated his support for new nuclear power. During Prime Minister's Question Time in the House of Commons yesterday, Johnson told a member of parliament representing a constituency in Cumbria, "We believe that nuclear power is a significant potential contributor to our Net Zero ambitions, and I look forward to working with my Honourable Friend to ensure that Cumbria continues its long historic tradition as a pioneer of new nuclear technologies."

Nuclear Policies 16 July 2020


Green Ribbon Panel establishes guiding principles

Green Ribbon Panel establishes guiding principles

Canada's Green Ribbon Panel has developed four principles it believes are necessary to change the conversation around climate, energy and the economy. The panel - formed in February by a collection of environmental and economic leaders - will focus on the role nuclear with other technologies that anchor Canada's energy sector can play in fighting climate change and growing the economy at home and abroad.

Energy & Environment 15 July 2020


UK government support for modular reactor deployment

UK government support for modular reactor deployment

The UK government has announced an investment of GBP40 million (USD50 million) in the development of advanced modular reactors and small modular reactors. A government-commissioned report, meanwhile, has made recommendations for boosting the capability of the UK's nuclear R&D sector and domestic supply chain to support future AMR deployment.

New Nuclear 13 July 2020


US benchmarking analysis shows growing momentum for decarbonisation

US benchmarking analysis shows growing momentum for decarbonisation

The US power sector made significant progress in the transition away from coal in 2019, driving substantial reductions in pollution from the power sector, according to a newly released benchmarking study of the country's 100 largest power producers. Nuclear made up 55% of the USA's zero-carbon resources.

Energy & Environment 13 July 2020


Innovation is key to clean energy future, says Brouillette

Innovation is key to clean energy future, says Brouillette

US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette yesterday called for the world to take a dynamic, rather than static, approach to energy policy to facilitate the innovation necessary to secure a clean energy future. Speaking at the International Energy Agency's Clean Energy Transitions Summit 2020, he cautioned against "static" policies that could stifle innovation and limit fuel choices.

Energy & Environment 10 July 2020