Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
Nuclear remains in South Africa's energy plans

Nuclear remains in South Africa's energy plans

The operation of the Koeberg nuclear power plant will be extended by 20 years and a nuclear new build programme will be launched as part of South Africa's energy plans for the next decade. The plans were approved yesterday by the country's government.

Nuclear Policies 18 October 2019


Russia, UAE extend MoU on cooperation

Russia, UAE extend MoU on cooperation

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has renewed its 2017 Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear energy with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom. The document was signed by Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of ENEC, and Alexey Likhachov, Rosatom director general, in Abu Dhabi during Russian President Vladimir Putin's official visit to the United Arab Emirates.

Nuclear Policies 16 October 2019


The most experienced newcomer to nuclear power

The most experienced newcomer to nuclear power

Uzbekistan's preparations to build its first nuclear power plant are gathering pace with a sense of making up for lost time. The Central Asian country became a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency as long ago as 1994, has 50 years of experience in nuclear research and is the world's fifth biggest producer of uranium.

Nuclear Policies 03 October 2019


Puerto Rico to begin nuclear feasibility study

Puerto Rico to begin nuclear feasibility study

A Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation is to begin a feasibility study of small modular reactors and microcreactors for the island after receiving support from the US Department of Energy.

Nuclear Policies 03 October 2019


Fessenheim plant to shut by mid-2020

Fessenheim plant to shut by mid-2020

Units 1 and 2 of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in eastern France will permanently shut down in February and June 2020, respectively, Secretary of State for Ecological and Solidarity Transition Emmanuelle Wargon said yesterday. Their closure had previously been set to coincide with the start-up of the Flamanville EPR, which has now been delayed until possibly the end of 2022.

Nuclear Policies 27 September 2019


Romania and USA agree to nuclear cooperation

Romania and USA agree to nuclear cooperation

The USA and Romania have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on civil nuclear energy. The agreement was signed by US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă on 24 September during the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.

Nuclear Policies 26 September 2019


Australian trade union calls for nuclear inclusion

Australian trade union calls for nuclear inclusion

The Australian Workers Union has told a federal government roundtable event that it supports the lifting of the country's ban on nuclear energy. The union is nation's oldest and largest 'blue-collar' trade union, having more than 100,000 members.
 

Nuclear Policies 24 September 2019


Korea, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on SMART deployment

Korea, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on SMART deployment

South Korea and Saudi Arabia have agreed to collaborate on the commercialisation of the Korean-designed SMART small modular reactor. Under the agreement, they will work together to license and construct the first such unit in Saudi Arabia.

Nuclear Policies 20 September 2019


New nuclear countries face integrated challenges

New nuclear countries face integrated challenges

Countries embarking on nuclear energy programmes for the first time or expanding their programmes after a long period without construction face integrated challenges, representatives from emerging and expanding nuclear countries have said. These challenges include the development of human resources as well as financial and political considerations.

Nuclear Policies 19 September 2019


NICE Future Initiative encourages integrated approach

NICE Future Initiative encourages integrated approach

Nuclear and renewable generation should be used in combination to make the most of their synergies in integrated systems to help the world meet carbon reduction goals and limit temperature rise, leaders from governmental and non-governmental organisations and industry said yesterday. Innovative nuclear technologies will play their part in integrated systems alongside renewables, with combined uses of heat and power, hydrogen production, desalination and industrial decarbonisation.

Nuclear Policies 18 September 2019