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Australians urged to adopt nuclear power

Australians urged to adopt nuclear power

The Australian Nuclear Association has appealed to Australians to understand that nuclear energy is ready to make a valuable contribution to low emission dispatchable generation for Australia.

Nuclear Policies 20 June 2019


UK’s low-carbon transition needs nuclear technologies, says ETI report

UK’s low-carbon transition needs nuclear technologies, says ETI report

New nuclear plants are well-placed to form a major part of an affordable low-carbon transition in the UK, the Energy Technologies Institute says in a report it published today. It is the latest from the ETI's Nuclear Cost Drivers project, which it launched in October 2017.

Nuclear Policies 19 June 2019


UK repeats commitment to Iran deal

UK repeats commitment to Iran deal

During a joint news conference with US President Donald Trump today, British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed the importance of the USA-UK "special relationship" in dealing with Iran, but added that "we [the UK] stand by the nuclear deal".

Nuclear Policies 04 June 2019


Action needed for expansion of nuclear energy, says Rising

Action needed for expansion of nuclear energy, says Rising

Steps must be taken to increase nuclear's share of the energy mix, said Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association. Speaking at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada, yesterday, she said more nuclear energy is needed to meet environmental, economic and sustainable development objectives.

Nuclear Policies 29 May 2019


House votes on Ohio clean air legislation

House votes on Ohio clean air legislation

UPDATED: Draft legislation that would recognise the clean air attributes of Ohio's nuclear power plants has been passed by the state's House and will now go to forward to the Senate.

Nuclear Policies 29 May 2019


IEA presses need for pro-nuclear policies

IEA presses need for pro-nuclear policies

The International Energy Agency has made policy recommendations for the many countries that see a role for nuclear power in their energy transitions in a new report it plans to discuss today at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) being held this week in Vancouver, Canada.

Nuclear Policies 28 May 2019


Further DOE funds for advanced nuclear technology projects

Further DOE funds for advanced nuclear technology projects

The US Department of Energy has selected three projects in three states in its latest quarterly application review to receive funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies. The three projects will receive a total of almost USD10.6 million.

Nuclear Policies 24 May 2019


Russia, Vietnam progress with nuclear research centre project

Russia, Vietnam progress with nuclear research centre project

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology on the implementation of a centre for nuclear science and technology in Vietnam.

Nuclear Policies 23 May 2019


US needs new approach to advanced reactor demonstration, report says

US needs new approach to advanced reactor demonstration, report says

The US Department of Energy should learn from the legacy of the NASA commercial orbital transportation services programme to return the USA to a leadership role in nuclear energy, the Nuclear Innovation Alliance says in a report issued today.

Nuclear Policies 21 May 2019


Head of IAEA visits Cuba

Head of IAEA visits Cuba

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano has commended the "concrete results" that Cuba has achieved through joint projects with the agency. He met with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel during a visit to the country on 17 May.

Nuclear Policies 20 May 2019