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Exelon reaffirms long-term commitment

Nuclear Policies

12 August 2016

Chris_Crane_August_2015_(Exelon)-48Exelon will continue to advocate for public policy that recognises the clean energy attributes of nuclear plants but has warned it will have no choice but to close plants that remain unprofitable.

UK academics join pro-Hinkley nuclear project debate

Nuclear Policies

04 August 2016

Nuclear engineering and climate change experts from Imperial College London have outlined the benefits of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in Somerset, England. They have joined the public debate on EDF Energy's project, after new British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet announced last week that it wants to review the deal and decide in early autumn whether to commit its support.

UK announces ministerial appointments to new department

Nuclear Policies

01 August 2016

The British government has confirmed the full list of ministerial responsibilities within the newly created Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The list was included in a statement today by Greg Clark, the department's Secretary of State.

India and Russia celebrate commissioning of Kudankulam 1

New Nuclear

10 August 2016

Kudankulam 1 inauguration - 48Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin today inaugurated unit 1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant. Together with J Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, where the plant is based, the two leaders conducted the inauguration via a video conference.

UK Parliamentary hearings assess Brexit impact

Nuclear Policies

03 August 2016

Nuclear power and climate change were key topics in a discussion on the potential impacts of the UK's decision to leave the European Union held last month by the Energy and Environment Sub-Committee. The Committee, part of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the European Union, has since published transcripts of the meetings.

Reactions to Hinkley Point C developments

Nuclear Policies

29 July 2016

Hinkley Point C has dominated news in the UK due to EDF's final investment decision and the government's surprise move to review the deal. Here, we gather some reactions from industry and academics.