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UK sets aside funds for 'ambitious' nuclear research and development program

Nuclear Policies

26 November 2015

(Updated with comment from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) The UK will invest at least £250 million ($377 million) over the next five years in an "ambitious" nuclear research and development program, according to the Conservative Party-led government's Spending Review and Autumn Statement published yesterday. British Chancellor George Osborne's 'Comprehensive Spending Review' says this program will "revive the UK's nuclear expertise" and position the country as "a global leader in innovative nuclear technologies".

White House summit pledges to support nuclear development

Nuclear Policies

09 November 2015

The US Administration has underlined its vision of a strong role for nuclear in the country's clean energy strategy. It has announced actions to sustain and finance nuclear energy, including supplements to the Department of Energy's federal loan guarantee solicitation to support nuclear energy projects.

Westinghouse proposes UK deployment of small modular reactor

New Nuclear

21 October 2015

Westinghouse SMR cutaway 48Westinghouse Electric Company wants to work with the UK on the deployment of small modular reactor (SMR) technology. Westinghouse, part of the Toshiba group, said yesterday it had presented a "proposal to partner" in phase two of a study being carried out by the UK government into the nation's potential use of SMRs.

US regulator ready for new reactor challenges

Regulation and Safety

11 November 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) could license a non-light water reactor under its current regulatory framework, but needs input from the nuclear industry and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to optimize its planning and resources, commission chairman Stephen Burns has told the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

Lloyd's Register to help Chinese develop floating SMR

New Nuclear

26 October 2015

Lloyd's Register of the UK announced today it has signed a framework agreement with the Nuclear Power Institute of China to support the design and development of a floating nuclear power plant utilizing a small modular reactor (SMR).

NuScale sets its sights on the UK

New Nuclear

05 October 2015

NuScale module (NuScale) 13x48NuScale aims to deploy its small modular reactor technology in the UK with the first of its 50 MWe units in operation by the mid-2020s. The company is looking for partners to make this happen.