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Illinois bill would ensure nuclear survival

Energy and Environment

27 February 2015

Illinois_coalition_press_conf_(NPI)_48Legislation to cut carbon emissions currently before the Illinois general assembly would ensure the continued operation of the state's nuclear power plants, according to Exelon.

Paks joins EPRI's nuclear research program

Corporate

26 February 2015

Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary has joined the nuclear research program of the Electric Power Research Institute.

US EPA's Clean Power Plan achievable, study says

Energy and Environment

20 February 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed Clean Power Plan is achievable without jeopardizing the reliability of the country's power system, a study by the Analysis Group has concluded.

Finland's waste fund grows to €2.4 billion

Waste and Recycling

27 February 2015

Finnish nuclear operators had set aside a total of €2.38 billion ($2.67 billion) by the end of 2014 - up from €2.27 billion ($2.55 billion) by the end of 2013 and €2.16 billion ($2.42 billion) by the end of 2012 - for waste disposal and decommissioning activities, the country's Ministry for Employment and the Economy has reported.

Europe launches its Energy Union

Nuclear Policies

25 February 2015

The 28 member states of the European Union are to integrate their markets and increase security of supply under a policy set known as the Energy Union. Investments of €200 billion per year are expected over the nest decade.

Japanese firms struggle with electricity rates

Nuclear Policies

16 February 2015

Some 90% of Japanese small- and medium-sized enterprises think their business would be adversely affected by any future increases in electricity prices, a survey by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry has found. Restarting the country's nuclear power plants is seen as one way of reducing prices.