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New dawn for nuclear if issues are faced, say industry leaders

New dawn for nuclear if issues are faced, say industry leaders

The nuclear industry's future is bright, but a number of issues - including public acceptance - must first be resolved, according to a panel of industry leaders at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Nuclear Policies 10 September 2019


French public sees continued use of nuclear energy

French public sees continued use of nuclear energy

The majority of French people believe nuclear energy will continue to play a significant role in the country's future energy mix, according to the results of a public opinion poll conducted by BVA on behalf of Orano. However, the study identified misconceptions about the costs and benefits of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 27 June 2019


US public opinion evenly split on nuclear

US public opinion evenly split on nuclear

The US public is evenly divided on nuclear with 49% in favour of using it as a power source and 49% opposing its use, a poll by analytics company Gallup has found. Over the long term, public views on the use of nuclear energy seem to fluctuate in reaction to domestic energy prices.

Nuclear Policies 01 April 2019


Local support rises for construction of Polish plant

Local support rises for construction of Polish plant

Support for the construction of Poland's first nuclear power plant remains high among residents in the three areas under consideration for hosting the facility, the latest survey commissioned by PGE EJ1 shows.

Nuclear Policies 07 March 2019


Taiwan government maintains nuclear phase-out

Taiwan government maintains nuclear phase-out

The Taiwanese government will proceed with its plan to phase out the use of nuclear energy, despite citizens voting against the policy in a recent referendum, the country's economic minister announced yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 01 February 2019


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


Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

The Hiroshima District Court has rejected a call from residents to re-impose an injunction on the operation of unit 3 at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture. The move clears the way for owner Shikoku Electric Power Company to restart the reactor.

Regulation & Safety 26 October 2018


Taiwanese to have say on nuclear phase-out policy

Taiwanese to have say on nuclear phase-out policy

A referendum on the Taiwanese government's policy to phase out the use of nuclear energy by 2025 is to be held alongside local elections next month, Taiwan's Central Election Commission has announced after initially rejecting the proposal.

Nuclear Policies 24 October 2018


Injunction lifted on operation of Japanese reactor

Injunction lifted on operation of Japanese reactor

UPDATED 28 September: Shikoku Electric Power Company expects unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture to resume power generation by the end of next month following a high court decision to overturn an injunction imposed last December.

Regulation & Safety 26 September 2018


UK presents Sector Deal for nuclear

UK presents Sector Deal for nuclear

The UK's nuclear industry has unanimously welcomed the Sector Deal, which Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark outlined at the nuclear-licensed Trawsfynydd site in North Wales.

Nuclear Policies 28 June 2018