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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


EDF maintains plant safety is a priority

EDF maintains plant safety is a priority

French utility EDF has refuted the findings of a parliamentary commission into the safety and security of the country's nuclear energy facilities, saying the report, contains "a number of factual errors".

Regulation & Safety 06 July 2018


Japanese Cabinet approves new basic energy plan

Japanese Cabinet approves new basic energy plan

Under the plan, nuclear will remain a key energy source, accounting for 20-22% of the country's electricity generation up to 2030.

Nuclear Policies 03 July 2018


IEA meeting considers future of nuclear

IEA meeting considers future of nuclear

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has held a high-level meeting to identify the key issues faced by nuclear energy and to explore its future.

Nuclear Policies 02 July 2018


South Carolina bill would cut Scana cost recovery

South Carolina bill would cut Scana cost recovery

Scana Corporation and South Carolina Electric & Gas Company are "evaluating their legal options". The companies say the proposed legislation is unconstitutional.

Corporate 29 June 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


Profile: Hans Blix: 90 years of excellence

Profile: Hans Blix: 90 years of excellence

Celebrating his birthday today, Hans Blix can look back on a professional life spanning the entire history of nuclear energy as a source of electricity. Few have done, or continue to do, as much for its peaceful development as this dedicated statesman and his humble commitment to truth.

His example of calm adherence to rules-based systems of governance, balanced with critical thinking and personal integrity remains as important as ever.

Perspectives 28 June 2018


US dignitaries endorse nuclear's importance

US dignitaries endorse nuclear's importance

A group of 75 senior US figures, including former statesmen, military, industrial and academic leaders, have written to Energy Secretary Rick Perry imploring him to take immediate action to prevent the closure of reactors.

Nuclear Policies 27 June 2018


WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

The World Association of Nuclear Operators has announced completion of 12 projects it identified in 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan. 

Regulation & Safety 27 June 2018