Energy policy rss

Grafenrheinfeld ends electricity production


29 June 2015

Grafenrheinfeld - 48The single-unit Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant in Germany was disconnected from the grid on 27 June after 33 years of operation. The government had ordered the plant to close by the end of this year as part of the country's energy transition.

US DOE advises Ukraine on winter fuel crisis plan

Nuclear Policies

17 June 2015

William Bryan at the meeting with Energoatom - 48The deputy assistant secretary of the US Department of Energy last week met with the president of Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom as part of preparations for an emergency response plan for Ukraine's energy sector during the winter season.

G7 leaders call for decarbonization of global economy

Energy and Environment

10 June 2015

G7 meeting 2015 - 48The leaders of the G7 group of industrialised nations have expressed their support for reaching a global climate agreement later this year, saying that a decarbonization of the global economy by 2100 is needed to achieve climate change targets.

Vogtle receives final loan guarantees

New Nuclear

25 June 2015

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the last of three conditional loan guarantees for Vogtle units 3 and 4, meaning that the construction of the first AP1000 nuclear power plant in the USA is now fully financed.

Virginia can lead nuclear renaissance, report says

Nuclear Policies

15 June 2015

The state of Virginia has the potential to be a nuclear energy leader in the USA, according to a position paper published by the state-based Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy.

Russia wants IAEA to recognise Crimea's legal status

Nuclear Policies

10 June 2015

Russia has rejected the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) stance towards Crimea and, specifically, Sevastopol in a draft of the Vienna-based organization's 2014 Annual Report.