Nuclear Policies rss

No decision on India's NSG membership

27 June 2016

India says it remains confident of a positive outcome concerning its application for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group after the group did not decide on the matter at its latest plenary.

Federal funding for advanced nuclear technology R&D

15 June 2016

Over $82 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development and infrastructure awards were announced yesterday by the US Department of Energy.

Sweden abolishes nuclear tax

10 June 2016

Sweden_energy_policy_(Regeringskansliet)-48The Swedish parliament has today agreed to abolish a tax on nuclear power as it recognizes nuclear's role in helping it to eventually achieve a goal of 100% renewable generation.

The Brexit effect on UK nuclear

24 June 2016

EDF Energy, NuGeneration and Horizon Nuclear Power have all stressed their commitment to the UK's nuclear new build program, despite the country's decision to leave the European Union. Nevertheless, the majority vote in favour of 'Brexit' - decided in a national referendum held yesterday - may have implications for investment in new reactors and nuclear research, as well for the UK's future role in meeting climate change targets, industry participants said.

GAIN awards vouchers for nuclear development

14 June 2016

Eight small businesses have been chosen to receive a share of a $2 million pilot project to help them access the US Department of Energy's nuclear energy-related knowledge and capabilities under the department's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear initiative.

US-India deal helps pave way for new nuclear in India

08 June 2016

Modi-Obama June 2016 - 48Westinghouse can start building six AP1000s in India following an agreement signed yesterday during talks at the White House between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama. It is the first such opportunity for a US company since the countries signed a civil nuclear deal in 2008.