Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
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


Philippines progresses with plan for nuclear energy

Philippines progresses with plan for nuclear energy

The Philippines' Department of Energy today received the International Atomic Energy Agency's report on Phase 1 of its Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review mission. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the country will now prepare a plan of action for the introduction of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 30 October 2019


Nuclear energy can bridge the skills gap in Africa, says Rosatom DG

Nuclear energy can bridge the skills gap in Africa, says Rosatom DG

Speaking to African heads of state and representatives from Russian, African, and international business and government agencies, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov yesterday emphasised the benefits of nuclear energy in job creation and regional economic development. At the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, Likhachov said global inequality in technological, industrial and socio-economic development was "acutely felt" in Africa.

Nuclear Policies 25 October 2019


Ethiopia, Russia extend cooperation in nuclear energy

Ethiopia, Russia extend cooperation in nuclear energy

Ethiopia and Russia today signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy during the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi. The document was signed by Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov and Ethiopian Minister of Innovation and Technology Getahun Mekuria.

Nuclear Policies 23 October 2019


Czech Republic needs more nuclear units, report shows

Czech Republic needs more nuclear units, report shows

The Czech Republic will need to build not only one new unit at its Dukovany nuclear power plant, but also more reactors at Temelín if it is to avoid becoming dependent on electricity imports from 2030, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček said yesterday. Havlíček cited the latest Mid-term Adequacy Forecast published on 18 October by high-voltage grid operator operator ČEPS.

Nuclear Policies 22 October 2019


India plans expansion of nuclear fleet, says DEA chairman

India plans expansion of nuclear fleet, says DEA chairman

India is aiming for "fleet mode construction" for future nuclear power plant projects in order to reduce costs and construction times, according to Kamlesh Vyas, chairman of the country's Department of Atomic Energy. Speaking at the India Energy Forum's 11th Nuclear Energy Conclave in New Delhi on 18 October, he said 17 nuclear power reactors are planned in addition to those already under construction.

Nuclear Policies 21 October 2019