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US academies call for continued fusion research

US academies call for continued fusion research

The USA should continue its participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project and develop a national research programme towards building a compact pilot plant, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Nuclear Policies 19 December 2018


IAEA team completes Philippines infrastructure review

IAEA team completes Philippines infrastructure review

The International Atomic Energy Agency today concluded an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review in the  Philippines.

Regulation & Safety 17 December 2018


Viewpoint: There is no Holy Grail of energy

Viewpoint: There is no Holy Grail of energy

Germany already knows that it will fail to achieve the CO2 emission reduction targets set for 2020, and the gap will be quite significant. That’s why it is postponing the closure of coal-fired power plants and is building Nord Stream 2, writes J√≥zef Sobolewski, director of the Nuclear Energy Department in Poland's Ministry of Energy.

Perspectives 17 December 2018


Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

The UK needs 7000 skilled people to join its nuclear sector every year in order to reach a projected peak demand of 100,600 full-time equivalent workers in 2021, a newly released update to the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group's strategic plan has found.

Nuclear Policies 06 December 2018


Nuclear important to sustainable energy mix, says UNECE report

Nuclear important to sustainable energy mix, says UNECE report

All energy sources, including renewables, nuclear and high efficiency fossil fuel with carbon capture and storage, must be considered along with new business models and significant improvements in energy efficiency and productivity to ensure that the energy needed for sustainable development is available and affordable.

Energy & Environment 06 December 2018


Bipartisan caucus calls for Pennsylvania to take action

Bipartisan caucus calls for Pennsylvania to take action

Nuclear energy in Pennsylvania is at a crossroads, according to a newly released report from a bipartisan group of state legislators. The state must avert nuclear plant closures or suffer job loss, community disruption, and higher electricity prices, the Pennsylvania Nuclear Energy Caucus said.

Nuclear Policies 04 December 2018


Nuclear must remain in South African mix, committee finds

Nuclear must remain in South African mix, committee finds

South Africa's Integrated Resource Plan must explicitly recognise that nuclear will remain an important element of the country's energy mix, a parliamentary committee has told the country's Department of Energy.
 

Nuclear Policies 30 November 2018


Europe aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

Europe aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

The European Commission has today adopted a strategic long-term vision for a "prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy" by 2050.

Energy & Environment 28 November 2018


Macron clarifies French energy plans

Macron clarifies French energy plans

A total of 14 power reactors will be shut down in order to reduce the share of nuclear in France's electricity generation mix from the current 75% to 50% by 2035, President Emmanuel Macron announced today.

Nuclear Policies 27 November 2018


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