Politics rss

US nuclear firms urge Ex-Im Bank renewal

Nuclear Policies

30 July 2014

US nuclear power companies argue they will lose business to rivals from other countries, including Russia and China, if Congress decides against reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

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.

US Senate adopts Vietnam agreement

Nuclear Policies

28 July 2014

The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has passed legislation approving a 123 agreement on nuclear cooperation with Vietnam.

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.