Nuclear Policies rss

Czech energy strategy embraces nuclear without 'subsidies'

20 May 2015

The share of nuclear power in the Czech Republic's electricity generation mix is expected to rise from about 35% currently to between 46% and 58% by 2040. The target is part of the pro-nuclear elements of a long-term energy strategy - ASEK, according to its Czech acronym - which the country's trade and industry ministry published yesterday.

China helps South Africa develop its nuclear workforce

24 April 2015

China-South Africa April 2015 - 48South Africa has signed two further nuclear energy cooperation agreements with China as part of preparations towards the possible construction of new nuclear power units. The move came as the first group of South African workers began a nuclear power plant training course at a Chinese university, as agreed under an earlier accord.

Obama proposes nuclear cooperation between USA and China

22 April 2015

Barack Obama has issued a presidential determination, published in the Federal Register yesterday, on a proposed agreement for cooperation between the USA and China concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

NEI highlights Ginna benefits

08 May 2015

Ginna_(Exelon)_48The state of New York will face losses of $358 million per year in economic benefits and residents will face higher electricity bills if the RE Ginna nuclear power plant is forced to close, the US Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has told state regulators.

Argentina, Russia sign nuclear reactor and fuel deals

23 April 2015

TVEL-NAEC-INVAP April 2015 - 48Russian President Vladimir Putin is to sign an agreement today, during a state visit to Moscow by Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, that paves the way for Rosatom to build a sixth nuclear reactor in the South American country.

South Korea wins revisions to nuclear treaty with USA

22 April 2015

South Korea may one day be able to enrich uranium to produce non-weapons grade nuclear fuel under a deal reached with the USA yesterday. The agreement also ensures that the USA will provide South Korea with a stable supply of fuel for its nuclear reactors.