Energy policy rss

Nuclear's share of UK's power production dips to 19%

Nuclear Policies

26 March 2015

Nuclear's share of UK electricity generation decreased last year by 0.6 percentage points on 2013 to 19.0% - or 63.8 TWh - owing to outages in the second half of the year, new data released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change showed.

South Australia commission starts work

Nuclear Policies

19 March 2015

A first-of-a-kind Royal Commission investigating South Australia's potential participation in the nuclear fuel cycle has formally commenced. Meanwhile Queensland's threat to reinstate a ban on uranium mining has been greeted as an opportunity by Western Australia.

Paks nuclear expansion needs new fuel terms

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

16 March 2015

Paks - new unit location 48Hungary must renegotiate the fuel supply portion of a deal for two Russian reactors at the Paks nuclear power plant after terms proved unacceptable to the Euratom Supply Agency.

Clean energy for US federal agencies

Energy and Environment

23 March 2015

Clean energy sources, including small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs), must make up at least 25% of the energy consumed by US federal agencies by 2025 under an executive order on federal sustainability issued by President Barack Obama.

Poland to be a key market for Westinghouse

Corporate

18 March 2015

Poland will be an important market in Europe for Westinghouse, Mike Kirst, the company's vice president for strategy and external relations for Europe, said in an interview with EurActiv published today.

No growth in carbon dioxide emissions in 2014

Energy and Environment

16 March 2015

Global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector in 2014 were at the same level as in 2013, according to preliminary figures from the International Energy Agency. It suggests that policy responses, rather than economic factors, led to the zero growth in emissions.