Public opinion rss

Rising: Asia needs nuclear for clean and reliable electricity

Energy and Environment

21 March 2018

Asia needs nuclear energy to meet its economic, energy and environmental goals, but such plans are still in the development phase in the South East region of the continent, Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association, said today. Addressing delegates at the Sustainable Energy Technology Asia 2018 conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Rising noted that nuclear power generation is growing rapidly in Asia, having increased by 35% over the last five years.

Olkiluoto 3 EPR parties agree settlement


12 March 2018

Olkiluoto 3 - September 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has agreed a settlement with French Areva and German Siemens in the long-running dispute over cost overruns and delays to the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project. TVO said yesterday that Areva-Siemens will pay compensation of EUR450 million (USD553.73 million).

Rising urges Bulgaria to meet nuclear power potential

Nuclear Policies

25 January 2018

Bulgaria should accelerate new nuclear build to meet the growing need for reliable, low-carbon electricity, Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, told Energy Commission Members at the Bulgarian Parliament today.

Court rules against bid to halt Ohma construction

Regulation and Safety

19 March 2018

A Japanese court today rejected a lawsuit seeking to stop construction and subsequent operation of Japan Electric Power Development Corp's (J-Power's) Ohma nuclear power plant, being built in Aomori Prefecture.

NDA mismanaged Magnox contract, report says


01 March 2018

Costly mistakes have caused "untold reputational damage" to the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, according to a parliamentary report published yesterday. The Public Accounts Committee report also says that central government "must share the blame" for failures over a GBP6.1 billion (USD8.4 billion) Magnox contract that was terminated nine years early.

UK opens debate on geological disposal of radwaste

Nuclear Policies

25 January 2018

The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has today launched two consultations on the management of radioactive waste. The consultations are on a draft national policy statement for geological disposal infrastructure and on Working with Communities as part of the search for a host for the GDF. Both consultations started today and run until 19 April.