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EU updates its nuclear safety rules

Regulation and Safety

08 July 2014

National nuclear safety regulators will have more independence and a new peer-review system under an amended EU Nuclear Safety Directive which was approved today.

US pledges power sector carbon cuts

Energy and Environment

03 June 2014

Summer_3_bottom_head_May_14_(SCE&G)_48America plans to cut power plant carbon emissions by 30% on 2005 figures by 2030, according to guidelines released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The NEI said there was "no chance" of meeting the goals without nuclear.

Exelon plants in question


28 May 2014

The future of three Exelon nuclear power plants is in question after they failed to secure a capacity payment that would have supported their operation in a difficult power market.

EDF Energy promotes pro-women strategy at first WiN UK event


24 June 2014

EDF Energy has more than doubled the female proportion of its new intake of graduate engineers to 32% within a year, one of the company’s executives told the first meeting of the newly-formed UK chapter of Women in Nuclear (WiN).

Garoña stages a comeback


28 May 2014

Garona (Nuclenor) 65x48Eighteen months after being shut down to avoid new taxes, the owners of Spain's Garoña nuclear power plant have applied to government to bring the plant back into operation on a longer operating licence.

First base for US emergency response

Regulation and Safety

23 May 2014

The first of America's regional response centres is now in operation, ready to supply equipment to any of the country's nuclear power plants facing an emergency situation.