Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
Australian committee calls for partial lifting of nuclear moratorium

Australian committee calls for partial lifting of nuclear moratorium

The Australian government should consider a partial lifting of the current moratorium on nuclear energy to allow the deployment of new and emerging technologies, a report published today by a parliamentary committee has recommended. The report followed an inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in the country.

Nuclear Policies 13 December 2019


Australians support lifting nuclear ban

Australians support lifting nuclear ban

More Australians support lifting the country's ban on the use of nuclear energy than oppose it, a new poll conducted for the Minerals Council of Australia has found. The survey also found that over half those polled were not aware that nuclear energy is banned in Australia.

Nuclear Policies 03 December 2019


Swedish support for nuclear continues to grow, poll shows

Swedish support for nuclear continues to grow, poll shows

As many as 78% of people surveyed in Sweden - up from 71% in 2017 - strongly support nuclear energy, 43% are open to the construction of new nuclear power plants, and 35% would like to continue using the country's reactors for their full operating lives, a survey by Novus and published by Analysgruppen shows. In contrast, only 11% of those polled are opposed to nuclear power.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2019


Bulgaria and USA to explore nuclear energy cooperation

Bulgaria and USA to explore nuclear energy cooperation

The USA intends to send a technical team to Bulgaria to explore the possibilities for further cooperation in different areas of energy, including nuclear, President Donald Trump said yesterday in a joint statement issued with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov of Bulgaria. The two leaders also expressed support for the licensing and use of US nuclear fuel for Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2019


Nigerian Senate calls for inclusion of nuclear in energy mix

Nigerian Senate calls for inclusion of nuclear in energy mix

The Senate of Nigeria has called on the government to consider the inclusion of nuclear power in the country's energy mix. In resolutions agreed yesterday, it asked the government to give the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission a mandate to ensure timely talks with nuclear reactor vendors.

Nuclear Policies 21 November 2019


Poland sets financing target for nuclear plant

Poland sets financing target for nuclear plant

Poland expects to conclude talks on the financing of its first nuclear power plant "in a matter of months", a senior government official said during the Polish-US Nuclear Industry Forum in Warsaw yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 19 November 2019


Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan

Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan

Saskatchewan has identified the reduction of carbon emissions from electricity generation and development of small modular reactor technology amongst its goals for growth. The province could have its first operational SMR by the middle of the 2030s, according to a newly released provincial roadmap.

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2019


Costs and financing key to Europe's nuclear future

Costs and financing key to Europe's nuclear future

Nuclear has a place in Europe's energy mix, but rising costs - even if only perceived - need to be addressed to ensure future growth, speakers agreed at the New Nuclear Watch Institute's first annual forum, held in London yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 07 November 2019


UK business group calls for action on new nuclear

UK business group calls for action on new nuclear

The UK government should develop a Regulated Asset Base model for financing new nuclear power projects and support the deployment by 2030 of small modular reactors, the Confederation of British Industry has recommended. The recommendations are among the actions the CBI has set out for any future government to help the country achieve its target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Nuclear Policies 04 November 2019


Uzbekistan formulates training plans for nuclear

Uzbekistan formulates training plans for nuclear

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Justice has published details of a presidential decree that approves a human resources strategy for the Central Asian country's nuclear power programme. According to a ministry statement, dated 18 October, the strategy includes establishing cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Nuclear University at World Nuclear Association, as well as educational institutions managed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Nuclear Policies 04 November 2019