Nuclear Policies rss

New Jersey legislation clears committees

23 February 2018

Hope_Creek_(NRC-PSEG)-48Two New Jersey legislative committees yesterday passed bills that would provide support to nuclear plants facing premature closure. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee met jointly with the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee to consider Senate Bill 877 and Assembly Bill 2850.

South Africa needs to plan for nuclear, says NIASA

22 February 2018

Gigaba_budget_2018-(Government ZA-GCIS)-48The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa has today called on the country's energy industry and the government to take a long-term view of energy planning and not be distracted by current oversupply. NIASA's comments were in reaction to yesterday's budget speech by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Nuclear R&D related bills pass US House

16 February 2018

The US House of Representatives - the lower chamber of Congress - has approved two bills related to nuclear energy research and development. The bills - one for a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source and the other for research into the effects of low-dose radiation - will now pass to the Senate before they can be signed into law by the President.

Austria takes EC to court over Paks decision

23 February 2018

Paks - new unit location 48Austria has launched a lawsuit against the European Commission for its approval of Hungarian state subsidies for the construction of two new reactors at the Paks nuclear power plant.

Hinkley delay would not harm UK energy supply

21 February 2018

Hinkley Point C reactor foundation - 48The UK would have enough energy if the Hinkley Point C project faced further delays, but nuclear power remains an essential part of the country's electricity mix, Business Secretary Greg Clark has told a House of Lords committee. The government does not, however, have a specific target for nuclear energy use in the future, he said.

Russia and Congo to cooperate in nuclear power

14 February 2018

Rosatom-Congo - February 2018 - 48Rosatom and the Ministry of Scientific Research and Technological Innovations of the Republic of Congo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.