Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
USA supports Polish energy independence with nuclear agreement

USA supports Polish energy independence with nuclear agreement

US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Poland's Secretary of State for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski yesterday discussed the signing of the first intergovernmental agreement to cooperate on the development of Poland's civil nuclear power programme. Brouillette signed the agreement yesterday and it will be signed by Naimski once it is received in Warsaw.

Nuclear Policies 20 October 2020


IEA report highlights need for 'new momentum' behind nuclear power

IEA report highlights need for 'new momentum' behind nuclear power

A surge in well-designed energy policies is needed to put the world on track for a resilient energy system that can meet climate goals, the International Energy Agency said today. Unveiling the latest edition of its flagship publication, the Paris-based organisation noted that worldwide low-carbon electricity generation from nuclear and renewable energies had exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time last year.

Nuclear Policies 13 October 2020


UK companies call on government to support nuclear in COVID recovery

UK companies call on government to support nuclear in COVID recovery

Nuclear - including advanced and small modular reactors - can play a positive role in helping to rebuild the post-COVID economy while also helping combat climate change, Urenco and U-Battery Ltd have said in a submission to the UK Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee inquiry on post-pandemic economic growth.

Nuclear Policies 13 October 2020


Romania and USA agree to cooperate in nuclear projects

Romania and USA agree to cooperate in nuclear projects

A draft intergovernmental agreement on cooperation to expand and modernise Romania's nuclear power programme has been signed between Romania and the USA. Areas for cooperation could include the completion of units 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant and the refurbishment of unit 1 at the plant.

Nuclear Policies 12 October 2020


IEA and IAEA chiefs stress role of nuclear in climate emergency

IEA and IAEA chiefs stress role of nuclear in climate emergency

The scale of the climate challenge means the world cannot afford to exclude nuclear power - the world's second-biggest source of low-carbon electricity, Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, and Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, wrote in an op-ed published by CNN on 9 October.

Nuclear Policies 12 October 2020


Ukraine must expand nuclear energy, says President

Ukraine must expand nuclear energy, says President

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has described his support for the country to expand its use of nuclear power. Zelensky was speaking to reporters during his visit to the Rovno region on 1 October.

Nuclear Policies 05 October 2020


PSEG applies for ZEC extension

PSEG applies for ZEC extension

Public Service Enterprise Group yesterday applied for a three-year extension to the Zero Emission Certificates for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. The units had been under threat of closure until New Jersey awarded the ZECs in April 2019, but PSEG said power markets have deteriorated significantly since the first ZEC eligibility period began.

Nuclear Policies 02 October 2020


Zelensky orders parliamentary debate on nuclear sector

Zelensky orders parliamentary debate on nuclear sector

Ukraine's Energoatom has welcomed a presidential decree that orders the government to submit bills concerning the country's nuclear power sector. The operator of the country's 15 reactor units said President Volodymyr Zelensky's move was "strategically important and timely".

Nuclear Policies 29 September 2020


Policymakers must assess the actual costs of decarbonisation

Policymakers must assess the actual costs of decarbonisation

The falling costs of renewable energy, such as solar PV and wind, do not give governments an accurate picture of how to invest in low-carbon generation, Michel Berthélemy, a nuclear energy analyst at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, said last week during a webinar hosted by the Expert Group on Resource Management of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

Nuclear Policies 28 September 2020


ČEZ credits public acceptance of new nuclear

ČEZ credits public acceptance of new nuclear

The climate emergency has further boosted Czech support for nuclear energy, Zuzana Krejčiříková, director of public affairs at ČEZ Group, said last week during a webinar hosted by the Expert Group on Resource Management of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The largely state-run utility's transparent approach to new-build projects has also helped public acceptance of the government's plans to support the expansion of the Dukovany nuclear power plant, she said.

Nuclear Policies 29 September 2020