Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
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


Czech state to back new nuclear units

Czech state to back new nuclear units

The Czech government has given preliminary approval for Elektrárna Dukovany II - a subsidiary of utility ČEZ - to build at least one new nuclear power unit. The decision was announced in a government resolution published yesterday by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Nuclear Policies 09 July 2019


Superannuation industry calls for Australia to consider nuclear

Superannuation industry calls for Australia to consider nuclear

A technology-neutral discussion paper issued by Industry Super Australia, a body which represents union-backed industry superannuation funds, says nuclear must be part of the country's future energy mix.
 

Nuclear Policies 04 July 2019


Belgian grid operator issues call to action

Belgian grid operator issues call to action

Belgium will need more capacity than previously forecast to cope with its planned nuclear exit and is not yet ready for any scenario, a new report by Belgian grid operator Elia has found. Meanwhile, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency has completed a review on the long-term operation of two of the country's nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Policies 02 July 2019


Joint Commission discusses practical solutions to Iran deal

Joint Commission discusses practical solutions to Iran deal

The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has tasked experts to look into practical solutions for Iran’s export of low-enriched uranium and heavy water. Participants in its meeting last week have also announced the progress of a special purpose vehicle - known as INSTEX - to enable European businesses to maintain non-dollar trade with Iran without breaking US sanctions.

Nuclear Policies 01 July 2019