Climate change rss

Think-tanks call for states to adopt Clean Energy Standards

Nuclear Policies

06 July 2018

US states could set far more ambitious decarbonisation targets by replacing Renewable Portfolio Standards with Clean Energy Standards encompassing all clean energy sources including nuclear, according to a new joint report by the Breakthrough Institute and Third Way think-tanks.

UK presents Sector Deal for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

28 June 2018

UK_Sector_Deal_(UKGovWales)-48The UK's nuclear industry has unanimously welcomed the Sector Deal, which Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark outlined at the nuclear-licensed Trawsfynydd site in North Wales. The document, which includes GBP200 million (USD262 million) in funding for the sector, was developed by the Nuclear Industry Council - whose membership is drawn from across energy, manufacturing, engineering, science and research - in partnership with the government.

US energy regulators back Illinois legislation

Nuclear Policies

31 May 2018

Clinton_(Exelon)_48The US Department of Justice and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have submitted a statement to a court of appeal saying federal rules do not pre-empt Illinois' zero emission credit programme. The court is hearing an appeal against an earlier ruling that dismissed a lawsuit aimed at invalidating the programme, which provides financial support to Exelon's Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear power plants.

IEA meeting considers future of nuclear

Nuclear Policies

02 July 2018

IEA high-level meeting - June 2018 - 48The International Energy Agency (IEA) has held a high-level meeting to identify the key issues faced by nuclear energy and to explore its future. Under current policies, together with limited investment in new reactors, nuclear's contribution to the energy mix in developed economies is set to decline significantly, the meeting heard.

President calls for action to preserve US nuclear plants

Nuclear Policies

04 June 2018

Three Mile Island - 48US President Donald Trump has directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to take immediate action to stop the loss of "fuel-secure power facilities" from the country's power grid, including nuclear power plants that are facing premature retirement.

France, Russia extend nuclear power cooperation

Nuclear Policies

29 May 2018

France-Russia - May 2018 - 48Russia's Rosatom and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission have signed a strategic document on partnership in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The agreement was signed on 24 May by Rosatom Director General Alexy Likhachov and CEA Chairman François Jacq in the presence of the Russian and French presidents, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.