Nuclear Policies rss

Nuclear growth on track for Harmony

23 April 2018

Agneta_Rising_WNFC_2018_(WNFC)-48Nuclear growth is at a 25-year high driven by the need for clean and reliable electricity, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference last week. While market problems persist in the USA, China's rate of nuclear approvals is picking up, other keynote speakers said.

Energoatom awaits approval for energy bridge tender

18 April 2018

Stanislavsky and Kulczyk meet Energoatom - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom expects the country's Cabinet of Ministers to approve soon tender documentation to attract a private partner for the 'energy bridge' project. The project aims to make the export of electricity to the European Union possible by disconnecting unit 2 of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant from the Ukrainian national grid, and to attract funding required to complete units 3 and 4 at the plant.

New Jersey passes ZEC legislation

13 April 2018

PSEG_supporters_NJ_legislature_(@PSEGNews)-48New Jersey legislators yesterday passed bills establishing a zero emissions certificate programme that will recognise and compensate eligible nuclear power plants for their zero-carbon attributes and contribution to fuel diversity.

US regulator considers value of resiliency

23 April 2018

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told congressional lawmakers last week its commissioners are investigating ways for electricity markets to value reliability, while distancing themselves from immediate reform. The Nuclear Energy Institute says the discussion follows the "concrete action taken by several states, most recently New Jersey, to properly compensate nuclear power's zero-carbon attributes".

India, USA to collaborate on neutrino science

17 April 2018

Perry-Basu - April 2018 - 48India and the USA have signed an agreement enabling their scientists to collaborate on the development and construction of different types of neutrino detectors.

Belgium maintains nuclear phase-out policy

04 April 2018

The Belgian government has approved a new "energy pact" that maintains the previous policy to phase out nuclear energy in the country by 2025. A draft bill on the new federal energy strategy will be submitted to the cabinet by the end of May.