Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
UK to abolish visa caps for leading scientists

UK to abolish visa caps for leading scientists

The UK plans to make it easier for scientists from overseas to work and live in the country following its departure from the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the "fast-track visa route" during his visit yesterday to the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, England.

Nuclear Policies 09 August 2019


Australian parliament to launch nuclear energy inquiry

Australian parliament to launch nuclear energy inquiry

Australia's Energy Minister Angus Taylor has asked the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy to investigate the nuclear fuel cycle, Committee Chairman Ted O'Brien announced today.

Nuclear Policies 02 August 2019


UK’s new premier promises boost for nuclear power

UK’s new premier promises boost for nuclear power

Boris Johnson expressed his "passionate" support for nuclear power when he addressed the House of Commons for the first time as UK prime minister yesterday. Seven of the country’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030, while new-build projects have faced financial uncertainty over the last two years.

Nuclear Policies 26 July 2019


Ohio clean energy bill becomes law

Ohio clean energy bill becomes law

Ohio's House of Representatives passed House Bill 6 yesterday at a session held earlier than the 1 August date that had been expected, and it was signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine. The law will provide clean energy credits to zero-emission power producers, including nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Policies 24 July 2019


UK considers Regulated Asset Base model to finance new nuclear

UK considers Regulated Asset Base model to finance new nuclear

The UK has opened for consultation its assessment of a new financing model aimed at reducing the cost of new nuclear power plant projects by having consumers pay upfront through their energy bills. A solution is needed urgently because nuclear energy is seen as a vital part of the government's commitment to cutting the country's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Seven of the UK's eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030.

Nuclear Policies 23 July 2019


US Senate committee passes bill promoting advanced reactors

US Senate committee passes bill promoting advanced reactors

A bill supporting advanced nuclear reactors was among 22 pieces of energy-related legislation approved by the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. 

Nuclear Policies 17 July 2019


Iran exceeding nuclear deal limits 'not significant', says EU

Iran exceeding nuclear deal limits 'not significant', says EU

European signatories to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran's recent moves reducing compliance as significant and do not intend "for now" to trigger the agreement's dispute mechanism, Federica Mogherini, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said yesterday, following a meeting of the EU's Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

Nuclear Policies 16 July 2019


E3 reaffirm commitment to Iran deal

E3 reaffirm commitment to Iran deal

France, Germany, and the UK - together known as the E3, as the three founding members of the European Union - issued a joint statement yesterday reaffirming their commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. But they said they were "deeply troubled" by recent events in the Gulf and "concerned" over US-Iran relations.

Nuclear Policies 15 July 2019


Uzbekistan adds second plant to nuclear power goal

Uzbekistan adds second plant to nuclear power goal

Uzbekistan has decided it now wants to build four nuclear power units and not just two as previously stated, Alisher Sultanov, the country's energy minister, said in an interview with news agency Kun.uz this week.

Nuclear Policies 12 July 2019


UK failing its own climate ambition, report says

UK failing its own climate ambition, report says

The UK government must show it is serious about its legal obligations to tackle and prepare for climate change, the independent Committee on Climate Change said today as it published its Reducing UK emissions - 2019 Progress Report to Parliament.

Nuclear Policies 10 July 2019