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Foratom calls for sustainable finance to include nuclear

Foratom calls for sustainable finance to include nuclear

The European Commission must acknowledge the "critical role" that nuclear energy has to play under its sustainable finance initiative, European nuclear trade body Foratom said yesterday. The Commission, it said, should reconsider its decision to exclude nuclear from economic activities covered by the initiative.

Nuclear Policies 13 September 2019


Foratom calls for more EU funding for research and innovation

Foratom calls for more EU funding for research and innovation

Nuclear research and innovation projects need to receive a higher level of financial support from the European Union in order to help the bloc meet its climate and energy goals, according to a new position paper issued by Foratom.

Nuclear Policies 03 September 2019


Viewpoint: The climate and economic benefits of nuclear power

Viewpoint: The climate and economic benefits of nuclear power

The European Union puts it bluntly: We must reduce the level of CO2 emissions and we need to start doing it right now. While some EU Member States are more advanced in achieving their climate and energy goals, others are lagging behind, writes Yves Desbazeille, director general of Foratom.

Perspectives 02 September 2019


Interview: EBRD nuclear safety director forms long-term view

Interview: EBRD nuclear safety director forms long-term view

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development may consider the commercial financing of nuclear safety and decommissioning projects as it looks beyond its traditional remit of legacy projects supported by donor funds, Balthasar Lindauer, director of the EBRD’s Nuclear Safety Department, said in an interview with World Nuclear News at the bank's London headquarters on 22 July.

Perspectives 07 August 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


Foratom spells out benefits of long-term operation

Foratom spells out benefits of long-term operation

Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, has highlighted the importance of long-term operation of the existing fleet of nuclear power plants in a position paper published on 10 July. Ensuring the LTO of the European nuclear fleet will help Europe achieve its climate goals at an affordable cost, it says.

Energy & Environment 15 July 2019


Nuclear industry calls for teamwork in meeting EU climate targets

Nuclear industry calls for teamwork in meeting EU climate targets

Representatives from the nuclear industry have today issued a manifesto outlining what steps need to be taken in order to achieve a decarbonised Europe by 2050. The target can be met, they say, but only if the European Union works in partnership with them.

Energy & Environment 26 June 2019


Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

The Russian-designed VVER-TOI nuclear power reactor design - developed from the VVER-1200 - has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation.

Regulation & Safety 14 June 2019


Study highlights nuclear’s value to EU employment

Study highlights nuclear’s value to EU employment

The European nuclear industry sustains more than 1.1 million jobs in the EU and generates more than half a trillion euros in GDP, according to a new study by Deloitte released yesterday. The study was commissioned by the European nuclear trade association Foratom to assess the contribution of the nuclear sector to the overall economy of the EU28 both today and in 2050.

Nuclear Policies 26 April 2019


UK fusion scientists secure new funding despite Brexit

UK fusion scientists secure new funding despite Brexit

The UK and the European Commission signed a contract extension today for the world’s largest fusion research facility, Joint European Torus. The extension secures at least EUR100 million (USD112 million) in additional inward investment from the EU over the next two years and "brings reassurance" for the more than 500 staff at the site in Culham, near Oxford, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said.

New Nuclear 29 March 2019