Nuclear Policies rss

Report outlines Ontario nuclear refurbishment benefits and risks

22 November 2017

Bruce B aerial - 48A new report by Ontario's Financial Accountability Office has confirmed the province's plan to refurbish ten nuclear reactors at Bruce and Darlington, and extend the life of six reactors at Pickering, will provide the a long-term supply of relatively low-cost, low emissions electricity over the period to 2064.

Russia and Philippines agree to nuclear cooperation

15 November 2017

Russia-Philippines - November 2017 - 48Russia is to assist the Philippines in developing national policies for the development of nuclear energy through a memorandum of cooperation signed on 13 November. The cooperation will include feasibility studies on the construction of small modular reactors.

France to review nuclear reduction target

07 November 2017

The French government will come up with a more "realistic" target to reduce the share of nuclear energy in the country's electricity generation, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot told a news conference in Paris today.

IAEA knows more about Iran thanks to JCPOA

17 November 2017

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has led to a significant reduction in Iran's nuclear activities while enabling the International Atomic Energy Agency to increase its knowledge of the country's nuclear programme, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in a speech at Harvard University.

Non-OECD countries to lead nuclear growth: EIA

10 November 2017

EIA_nuclear_projections_(EIA)-48Global nuclear capacity will grow at an average of 1.6% per year from 2016 to 2040, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The growth will be led predominantly by countries outside the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

UK seeks close energy relationship with EU after Brexit

03 November 2017

The UK government's top priority is to agree arrangements with the European Union related to energy - particularly nuclear energy - that are as close as possible to current arrangements, the country's energy minister last week told a parliamentary inquiry into Brexit and the UK's energy security.