Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
South Korea plans SMR industrial complex

South Korea plans SMR industrial complex

President Yoon Suk Yeol has announced plans to create a small modular reactor industrial hub in the city of Gyeongju in the southeastern corner of South Korea's North Gyeongsang Province. The government also aims to establish a hub for the hydrogen industry in the province.

Nuclear Policies 20 June 2024


Australian opposition outlines its nuclear plans

Australian opposition outlines its nuclear plans

Leaders of the Australian opposition have confirmed that a future Australian Federal Coalition Government would introduce nuclear energy in the country, and announced seven locations where plants could be built.

Nuclear Policies 19 June 2024


Nuclear industry sets expectations of next European Commission

Nuclear industry sets expectations of next European Commission

Leaders from across the European nuclear industry have published a manifesto outlining their priorities for the new European Commission. Nuclear energy, they note, plays a crucial role in providing the EU with secure and affordable energy.

Nuclear Policies 14 June 2024


Estonian parliament passes nuclear resolution

Estonian parliament passes nuclear resolution

The Riigikogu has passed a resolution supporting the adoption of nuclear energy in the country, paving the way for the creation of the necessary legal and regulatory framework.

Nuclear Policies 14 June 2024


US support for nuclear energy at record high, poll shows

US support for nuclear energy at record high, poll shows

Public support in the USA for nuclear energy is at a record high level, according to the latest survey by Bisconti Research Inc. The results show that for four years in a row, more than three-quarters of the US public said that they favoured the use of nuclear energy. 

Nuclear Policies 13 June 2024


Ukraine-France, EDF-Energoatom nuclear cooperation agreements

Ukraine-France, EDF-Energoatom nuclear cooperation agreements

Ukraine's Energoatom and France's EDF sign a cooperation agreement, while the two countries have renewed their cooperation on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, which was originally signed in 1998.

Nuclear Policies 10 June 2024


Granholm calls for tripling of US nuclear fleet

Granholm calls for tripling of US nuclear fleet

It is time for the USA to cash in on the experience of nuclear new-build at Vogtle, US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said at an event held to mark the completion of the two units in Georgia. Restarting recently retired nuclear plants could also play a part in meeting the need for new capacity.

Nuclear Policies 07 June 2024


National poll shows shift in Australian nuclear opinion

National poll shows shift in Australian nuclear opinion

Australian attitudes towards energy sources have shifted markedly, the 20th edition of the Lowy Institute's annual poll has found, with six in ten now supportive of Australia using nuclear power to generate electricity.

Nuclear Policies 06 June 2024


IAEA calls for Iran's 'unambiguous' cooperation

IAEA calls for Iran's 'unambiguous' cooperation

The board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency has adopted a resolution calling on Iran to fully cooperate with the agency, including giving it access to locations and material for nuclear safeguards verification activities.

Nuclear Policies 06 June 2024


Dutch state could buy share in Borssele plant

Dutch state could buy share in Borssele plant

The government of the Netherlands has said it will consider acquiring a stake in the Borssele nuclear power plant should a decision be made to extend the operation of the single-unit plant beyond 2033.

Nuclear Policies 05 June 2024