Energy policy rss

Regulators fight third-time 'tax' on nuclear

Corporate

23 April 2014

American nuclear power companies may have to pay to clean-up military enrichment sites - for the third time over. An independent association of regulators has joined industry to oppose the unwarranted 'tax'.

IPCC calls for energy transformation

Energy and Environment

17 April 2014

Only a total shift to low-carbon generation can effectively tackle climate change, according to a report published by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Improving the energy efficiencies of fossil power plants or shifting from coal to gas will not by itself be sufficient.

Subsidies for European nuclear fuel manufacturers

Nuclear Policies

14 April 2014

Manufacturers of nuclear fuel within the European Union will be eligible for national subsidies to cope with the additional costs of using electricity generated by renewable sources in operations, according to new rules announced by Brussels.

China seeks clean, sustainable energy for growth

Nuclear Policies

22 April 2014

Nuclear power will feature in China's efforts to ensure energy security for the country's continued economic growth, premier Li Keqiang said at the first meeting of the newly-established National Energy Administration.

€2.2 billion owed to German nuclear utilities

Nuclear Policies

15 April 2014

Germany should immediately refund some €2.2 billion in nuclear fuel taxes collected from EOn and RWE, pending final decisions on the tax from either the Federal Constitutional Court or the European Court of Justice.

Japan retains nuclear in energy mix

Nuclear Policies

11 April 2014

Three years after the Fukushima accident, which led to calls for Japan to phase-out nuclear power, the country's cabinet has given its approval to an energy policy that recommends the restart of its idled nuclear reactors.