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Poland to seek EU state aid approval for nuclear project

Poland to seek EU state aid approval for nuclear project

Poland will ask the European Commission to approve state aid for the construction of what will be the country's first nuclear power plants, Secretary of State for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski told reporters in Warsaw yesterday, according to Reuters. "It is impossible these days to build a nuclear power plant without state support," Naimski said.

New Nuclear 23 October 2020


IEA report highlights need for 'new momentum' behind nuclear power

IEA report highlights need for 'new momentum' behind nuclear power

A surge in well-designed energy policies is needed to put the world on track for a resilient energy system that can meet climate goals, the International Energy Agency said today. Unveiling the latest edition of its flagship publication, the Paris-based organisation noted that worldwide low-carbon electricity generation from nuclear and renewable energies had exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time last year.

Nuclear Policies 13 October 2020


UK companies call on government to support nuclear in COVID recovery

UK companies call on government to support nuclear in COVID recovery

Nuclear - including advanced and small modular reactors - can play a positive role in helping to rebuild the post-COVID economy while also helping combat climate change, Urenco and U-Battery Ltd have said in a submission to the UK Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee inquiry on post-pandemic economic growth.

Nuclear Policies 13 October 2020


IEA and IAEA chiefs stress role of nuclear in climate emergency

IEA and IAEA chiefs stress role of nuclear in climate emergency

The scale of the climate challenge means the world cannot afford to exclude nuclear power - the world's second-biggest source of low-carbon electricity, Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, and Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, wrote in an op-ed published by CNN on 9 October.

Nuclear Policies 12 October 2020


Green Ribbon Panel provides roadmap for policymakers

Green Ribbon Panel provides roadmap for policymakers

The Green Ribbon Panel, a group of Canadian environmental and economic leaders, has published a roadmap for provincial and federal policymakers, which includes recommendations on how to meet Canada's greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Energy & Environment 08 October 2020


UK report highlights benefits of nuclear cogeneration

UK report highlights benefits of nuclear cogeneration

Nuclear energy could help the UK achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, not only through the generation of low-carbon electricity but also by fully utilising the generated heat, according to a policy briefing published yesterday by the Royal Society. This heat could be used to heat homes, produce hydrogen and decarbonise industry, it says.

Energy & Environment 08 October 2020


Ukraine must expand nuclear energy, says President

Ukraine must expand nuclear energy, says President

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has described his support for the country to expand its use of nuclear power. Zelensky was speaking to reporters during his visit to the Rovno region on 1 October.

Nuclear Policies 05 October 2020


PSEG applies for ZEC extension

PSEG applies for ZEC extension

Public Service Enterprise Group yesterday applied for a three-year extension to the Zero Emission Certificates for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. The units had been under threat of closure until New Jersey awarded the ZECs in April 2019, but PSEG said power markets have deteriorated significantly since the first ZEC eligibility period began.

Nuclear Policies 02 October 2020


Polish government to take over nuclear development firm

Polish government to take over nuclear development firm

The shareholders of PGE EJ1, the company set up to build and operate Poland's first nuclear power plant, have signed a letter of intent with the State Treasury regarding the acquisition of 100% of its shares. The transaction, if completed, will see the government take full control of PGE EJ1 at the end of the year.

Corporate 01 October 2020


Intermittency amid low demand creates negative prices, study shows

Intermittency amid low demand creates negative prices, study shows

Negative power prices have swept across Europe in the first nine months of 2020, with excess power in the market resulting in consumers being paid rather than charged to use electricity, according to a new study by European power market data analyst EnAppSys. European countries on average saw negative day-ahead prices almost 1% of the time (0.8% on average). These levels were typically three to four times higher than those seen between 2015 and 2018, and more than twice those in 2019.

Energy & Environment 01 October 2020