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Ukraine and Poland agree to push for integrated grids

Corporate

23 March 2015

Ukraine-Poland March 2015 - 48Energoatom, Ukrenergo and Polenergia have signed a memorandum of understanding on a project to export electricity via European grids. Energoatom which operates all of Ukraine's nuclear power plants, said the agreement will make it possible to use all its available nuclear capacity and attract funds for the completion of the third and fourth reactors of its Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.

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.

Sweden submits revised action plan

Regulation and Safety

07 January 2015

The Swedish nuclear regulator has submitted a revised post-Fukushima safety action plan to the European Commission which incorporates independent core cooling requirements announced last year.

Paks nuclear expansion needs new fuel terms

Uranium and 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.

Europe starts work on Energy Union

Energy and Environment

06 February 2015

The European Commission has launched discussion on the creation of its proposed Energy Union. The initiative, it said, aims to "reform how Europe produces, transports and consumes energy."

European utilities defend use of boric acid

Regulation and Safety

09 December 2014

The association of European electricity generators, Eurelectric, has expressed its concern that the use of boric acid - used across the whole nuclear fuel cycle - could be restricted under proposals from the European Chemical Agency.