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UK Atomic Energy Authority assesses Euratom exit

Nuclear Policies

14 February 2017

The UK Atomic Energy Authority has published a statement from Jo Johnson, minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation, giving assurance on the future of research into fusion energy.

Nuclear's role in UK's low-carbon, industrial strategies

Nuclear Policies

25 January 2017

The UK government has highlighted the role of nuclear power among its responses to a report by the Energy and Climate Change Committee. The parliamentary committee published its Third Report of Session 2016–17, The energy revolution and future challenges for UK energy and climate change policy, last October.

Korean fusion reactor achieves record plasma

New Nuclear

14 December 2016

KSTAR fusion devise - 48The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) tokamak-type nuclear fusion reactor has achieved a world record of 70 seconds in high-performance plasma operation, South Korea's National Fusion Research Institute has announced.

Spherical tokamak 'to put fusion power in grid' by 2030

New Nuclear

30 January 2017

Experimental and theoretical research has shown 'spherical' tokamaks to be a "fast route to fusion" compared with more "conventional" tokamak devices such as Joint European Torus, according to David Kingham, chief executive of Tokamak Energy.

First plasma for WEST fusion reactor

New Nuclear

19 December 2016

WEST coil rewinding workers (CEA) 71x48WEST is the new name for Tore Supra, a plasma facility near Cadarache in southern France, which has been upgraded to undertake research towards the Iter fusion project. The reactor celebrated its first plasma on 14 December as part of its mission to support the Iter project.

Post-Brexit business as usual at JET

New Nuclear

30 November 2016

Ian_Chapman_(CFFE)-48"Nothing has changed" regarding the future for the UK's Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) and the Joint European Torus (JET), centre head Ian Chapman said today.