Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

The UK needs 7000 skilled people to join its nuclear sector every year in order to reach a projected peak demand of 100,600 full-time equivalent workers in 2021, a newly released update to the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group's strategic plan has found.

Nuclear Policies 06 December 2018


Russia and Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear power

Russia and Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear power

Russia and Rwanda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Nuclear Policies 05 December 2018


Bipartisan caucus calls for Pennsylvania to take action

Bipartisan caucus calls for Pennsylvania to take action

Nuclear energy in Pennsylvania is at a crossroads, according to a newly released report from a bipartisan group of state legislators. The state must avert nuclear plant closures or suffer job loss, community disruption, and higher electricity prices, the Pennsylvania Nuclear Energy Caucus said.

Nuclear Policies 04 December 2018


Argentina, Russia expand nuclear energy cooperation

Argentina, Russia expand nuclear energy cooperation

Russia and Argentina plan to expand their cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy following the signing of a strategic document on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.

Nuclear Policies 03 December 2018


Nuclear must remain in South African mix, committee finds

Nuclear must remain in South African mix, committee finds

South Africa's Integrated Resource Plan must explicitly recognise that nuclear will remain an important element of the country's energy mix, a parliamentary committee has told the country's Department of Energy.
 

Nuclear Policies 30 November 2018


Amano calls for nuclear technology to go 'mainstream'

Amano calls for nuclear technology to go 'mainstream'

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has called for an enhancement of public awareness of the benefits brought about by nuclear science, technology and their applications.

Nuclear Policies 29 November 2018


Macron clarifies French energy plans

Macron clarifies French energy plans

A total of 14 power reactors will be shut down in order to reduce the share of nuclear in France's electricity generation mix from the current 75% to 50% by 2035, President Emmanuel Macron announced today.

Nuclear Policies 27 November 2018


Taiwanese vote to keep nuclear in energy mix

Taiwanese vote to keep nuclear in energy mix

The Taiwanese people have voted against the government's policy to phase out the use of nuclear energy by 2025 in a referendum held alongside local elections on 24 November.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2018


Nuclear included in Poland's draft energy policy

Nuclear included in Poland's draft energy policy

Poland's first nuclear power plant will be in operation by 2033, according to a draft energy policy document released for public consultation by the Ministry of Energy. The document envisages 6-9 GWe of nuclear capacity in operation by 2043, accounting for about 10% of Poland's electricity generation.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2018


Canada, UK finalise post-Brexit nuclear cooperation

Canada, UK finalise post-Brexit nuclear cooperation

A new administrative arrangement for nuclear cooperation has been signed between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and its Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Nuclear Policies 23 November 2018