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Austria takes EC to court over Paks decision

Nuclear Policies

23 February 2018

Paks - new unit location 48Austria has launched a lawsuit against the European Commission for its approval of Hungarian state subsidies for the construction of two new reactors at the Paks nuclear power plant.

Russia's Rostov 4 enters pilot operation

New Nuclear

20 February 2018

Rostov 4 - 48Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a licence for the final stage of the start-up procedure - pilot operation - at unit 4 of the Rostov nuclear power plant, which is near the city of Volgodonsk.

USA extends nuclear tax credit deadline

Nuclear Policies

12 February 2018

CORRECTED: Vogtle_3_pressuriser_(Georgia_Power)-48The USA has extended production tax credits for advanced nuclear power plants under a budget bill signed into law by President Donald Trump. The nuclear production tax credit is seen as an essential component for the completion of US plants already under construction and for first-of-a-kind small modular reactor construction.

Hinkley delay would not harm UK energy supply

Nuclear Policies

21 February 2018

Hinkley Point C reactor foundation - 48The UK would have enough energy if the Hinkley Point C project faced further delays, but nuclear power remains an essential part of the country's electricity mix, Business Secretary Greg Clark has told a House of Lords committee. The government does not, however, have a specific target for nuclear energy use in the future, he said.

IAEA helps Nigeria plan for new research reactor

New Nuclear

13 February 2018

A new peer review service has been launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency to assist member states in the development of infrastructure for nuclear research reactors. The first Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review for Research Reactors mission was carried out last week in Nigeria.

China plans demonstration nuclear heating project

New Nuclear

12 February 2018

NHR200-II reactor - 48A feasibility study on constructing China's first nuclear plant for district heating is being carried out by China General Nuclear (CGN) and Tsinghua University. The plant would use the domestically-developed NHR200-II low-temperature heating reactor technology.