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First Belgian power reactor shut down

First Belgian power reactor shut down

Unit 3 of the Doel nuclear power plant was disconnected from the grid at 9.31pm on 23 September, in accordance with Belgium's legislation on the gradual phase-out of nuclear energy. Doel 3 is the first of seven Belgian reactors to be taken out of service over the coming years.

Corporate 27 September 2022


UNECE roadmap to net-zero calls for greater use of nuclear energy

UNECE roadmap to net-zero calls for greater use of nuclear energy

Nuclear energy plays a significant role in scenarios which achieve carbon neutrality in North America, Europe and Central Asia, according to a new report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. If advanced reactors are successfully deployed to complement large scale nuclear reactors and there is progress in introducing low-carbon hydrogen infrastructure, then the role for nuclear energy is even greater.

Energy & Environment 21 September 2022


Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear has "come into the limelight" as the most realistic energy option for sustainable development, KEPCO President and CEO Seung-Il Cheong told delegates at the World Nuclear Symposium 2022 in London today. However, speakers in a panel discussing sustainable development agreed one challenge to the increased use of nuclear is public opinion.

Nuclear Policies 08 September 2022


Two German plants to be held in reserve temporarily

Two German plants to be held in reserve temporarily

Germany will shut down its last three remaining nuclear power plants at the end of 2022 as planned, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection has announced. However, two of the plants, in the south of the country, will be kept on standby to supply power over the coming winter if needed.

Nuclear Policies 06 September 2022


Research paper calls for infrastructure rethink to meet net-zero

Research paper calls for infrastructure rethink to meet net-zero

Governments must invest and break down roadblocks to the deployment of emerging and existing technologies if the world is to move to net-zero by mid-century - including legislative change to allow countries that currently prohibit the use of nuclear energy to consider using it as part of their energy mix, according to a new report by Princeton University and Worley.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2022


'Historic' California vote hailed as the right choice

'Historic' California vote hailed as the right choice

The decision by the California legislature to pass a bill that will enable the state's only remaining nuclear power plant to continue operation until 2030 has been greeted as the right choice for the state.

Nuclear Policies 02 September 2022


Presidential approval for nuclear in Ghana

Presidential approval for nuclear in Ghana

A declaration from President Nana Akufo-Addo transfers the Ghana Nuclear Power Programme Organisation from the Ministry of Energy to the Office of the President.

Nuclear Policies 02 September 2022


Draft Korean energy policy reflects expansion of nuclear

Draft Korean energy policy reflects expansion of nuclear

South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has released a draft long-term energy plan looking 15 years ahead. Under the plan, the proportion of nuclear power will grow to almost one-third of the country's total energy mix by 2030 in a move aimed at boosting energy security and meeting climate goals.

Nuclear Policies 01 September 2022


Mexican nuclear cleared to run into 2050s

Mexican nuclear cleared to run into 2050s

The second reactor at Mexico's Laguna Verde nuclear power plant has been granted an extension to its operating licence, taking the lifetime of the plant into the mid-2050s. Nuclear is seen as doubling its contribution in advance of Mexico's 2050 targets.

Regulation & Safety 30 August 2022


Kishida calls for Japanese expansion of nuclear energy use

Kishida calls for Japanese expansion of nuclear energy use

Japan should work to restart its idled nuclear power reactors, consider extending their operating lives and develop "next-generation innovative reactors", the country's prime minister has said. In July, Fumio Kishida called for the maximum use of nuclear over the coming winter.

Nuclear Policies 24 August 2022