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US SMR consortium launched

New Nuclear

29 January 2016

Developers and potential customers of small modular reactors (SMRs) on 27 January signed a memorandum of understanding to set up the SMR Smart consortium to advance the commercialization of SMR reactor designs.

UK sets aside funds for 'ambitious' nuclear research and development program

Nuclear Policies

26 November 2015

(Updated with comment from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) The UK will invest at least £250 million ($377 million) over the next five years in an "ambitious" nuclear research and development program, according to the Conservative Party-led government's Spending Review and Autumn Statement published yesterday. British Chancellor George Osborne's 'Comprehensive Spending Review' says this program will "revive the UK's nuclear expertise" and position the country as "a global leader in innovative nuclear technologies".

Ex-Im Bank reauthorised to support American exports

Corporate

28 October 2015

US industry has applauded the reauthorisation of the Ex-Im Bank, which supports it in selling goods and services abroad and is a pre-requisite for major nuclear exports.

Nuclear key to South African economic growth, panel finds

New Nuclear

30 November 2015

Nuclear power is the only source that can provide the baseload electricity that South Africa needs to sustain its long-term economic growth while reducing its carbon emissions, according to a panel of experts from industry, civil society and academia.

US regulator ready for new reactor challenges

Regulation and Safety

11 November 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) could license a non-light water reactor under its current regulatory framework, but needs input from the nuclear industry and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to optimize its planning and resources, commission chairman Stephen Burns has told the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

Economic benefits of Spain's nuclear industry

Nuclear Policies

22 September 2015

Spain's nuclear industry has a positive impact on the country's economy, according to a report compiled on behalf of Spanish industry group Foro Nuclear.