Politics rss

Slovenské Elektráne cooperating with police

Corporate

24 July 2014

Slovenské Elektráne’s management and staff are "engaged in providing their full support" to police in an investigation into the privatisation of the Slovak utility, its majority owner told World Nuclear News.

BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank

Nuclear Policies

21 July 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS "energy association" that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute.

Funds approved for stalled US federal projects

Nuclear Policies

15 July 2014

Funding for licensing of the Yucca Mountain repository and for construction of the MOX plant are included in the fiscal 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. The bill has been approved by the US House of Representatives but awaits final approval by the Senate.

South Africa budgets for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

23 July 2014

South Africa has confirmed its commitment to nuclear power, allocating ZAR850 million ($81 million) – over 10% of its energy ministry's budget – to research and development.

Belgian court rejects nuclear tax complaint

Corporate

18 July 2014

Electrabel said it will reconsider the future of its nuclear activities in Belgium after the Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal over the tax levied on nuclear power operators in 2012 by the Belgian government.

Russia and Argentina sign nuclear power agreement

Nuclear Policies

14 July 2014

Russia-Argentina July 2014 48Russia and Argentina have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy.