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UK needs policy action to meet net-zero target, reports says

UK needs policy action to meet net-zero target, reports says

The UK government's legally binding target for 'net-zero' emissions by 2050 is "undeliverable" unless clean growth policies are introduced, according to a parliamentary report published today by the cross-party science and technology committee.

Energy & Environment 22 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


Nuclear remains UK’s main low-carbon energy source, despite outages

Nuclear remains UK’s main low-carbon energy source, despite outages

The UK obtained 19% of its primary energy from low-carbon sources last year, with 39% of this from nuclear power, but this was 7% lower than in 2017 due to outages at Dungeness B and Hunterston B towards the end of 2018, official statistics published today show. Nuclear capacity was broadly the same as in 2017, at 9.3 GW.

Energy & Environment 25 July 2019


French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

France will delay its planned reduction in the share of nuclear power its electricity mix to 50% from the current 2025 target to 2035 under a draft energy and climate bill. The bill was presented to the Council of Ministers by Minister for an Ecological and Solidarity Transition Fran├žois de Rugy on 30 April.

Nuclear Policies 02 May 2019


US Senate committee to discuss waste management reforms

US Senate committee to discuss waste management reforms

US Senator John Barrasso has released a discussion draft of legislation that would reform the country's nuclear waste management policy to ensure the federal government's legal obligations to dispose of used nuclear fuel and high-level waste are fulfilled.

Waste & Recycling 25 April 2019


US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

Bipartisan legislation designed to drive US nuclear innovation including the commercialisation of advanced reactors has gone forward to be signed into law after approval by the House of Representatives. Congress has also approved a USD121 million increase in funding for US nuclear R&D for fiscal 2019.
 

Nuclear Policies 19 September 2018


Harmony: From initiative to reality

Harmony: From initiative to reality

Nuclear industry leaders today outlined the concrete steps they are taking to help reach the goal of the Harmony initiative - to achieve a 25% share of world electricity production by 2050 through the addition of 1000 GWe of new capacity.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2018


UK government outlines implications of "no deal" Brexit

UK government outlines implications of "no deal" Brexit

The UK government has issued technical notices on how civil nuclear regulation and nuclear research will be affected, and actions that will need to be taken by operators, should the country leave the European Union next year without an agreement.

Nuclear Policies 24 August 2018


Call for UK government to back small nuclear projects

Call for UK government to back small nuclear projects

Government support is required in order to stimulate private investment in the development of small-scale nuclear power projects in the UK, according to a report produced by an independent advisory group.

Nuclear Policies 08 August 2018


UK's post-Brexit nuclear plans face scrutiny

UK's post-Brexit nuclear plans face scrutiny

The UK government has launched a consultation on draft regulations that aim to enable a domestic nuclear safeguards regime following the UK's withdrawal from Euratom as part of its departure from the European Union.

Regulation & Safety 12 July 2018