Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
Bangladesh, South Korea enhance nuclear energy cooperation

Bangladesh, South Korea enhance nuclear energy cooperation

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission for technological cooperation in nuclear research and development.

Nuclear Policies 25 May 2022


EU taxonomy: Trade unions urge MEPs not to oppose plan

EU taxonomy: Trade unions urge MEPs not to oppose plan

The 20 unions representing Belgian, Bulgarian, Czech, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Slovakian and Slovenian energy workers say the inclusion of nuclear and gas in the EU taxonomy is vital for tackling climate change and increasing energy independence.

Nuclear Policies 25 May 2022


Nuclear included in EU's repowering plan

Nuclear included in EU's repowering plan

The European Commission has formally adopted the REPowerEU plan which aims to rapidly reduce EU dependence on Russian fossil fuels. The plan recognises that nuclear will have a role to play in ensuring security of EU energy supplies, and highlights the importance of coordinated action to reduce dependence on Russian nuclear materials and fuel cycle services.

Nuclear Policies 20 May 2022


UK launches funding to encourage nuclear new build

UK launches funding to encourage nuclear new build

The UK government has announced the launch of GBP120 million (USD146 million) in funding to support development of new nuclear energy projects, stimulate competition in the industry and unlock investment across the UK. The Future Nuclear Enabling Fund will help to realise the government's ambition to approve eight new reactors by 2030.

Nuclear Policies 13 May 2022


Wyoming, INL sign MoU on advanced nuclear development and deployment

Wyoming, INL sign MoU on advanced nuclear development and deployment

The State of Wyoming has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Batelle Energy Alliance, the operating contractor of the Idaho National Laboratory, to collaborate in the research, development, demonstration and deployment of advanced energy technologies with a special focus on advanced nuclear.

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2022


Rosatom seeks compensation for cancelled Finland project

Rosatom seeks compensation for cancelled Finland project

Rosatom’s unit in Finland says it has "no other choice but to defend ourselves and demand compensation" for the "unlawful termination" of the Hanhikivi I project, adding that it is ready to discuss "possible options for the project to recommence when conditions permit".

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2022


Calm approach the right strategy for energy security, says panel

Calm approach the right strategy for energy security, says panel

Policymakers and businesses alike need to take a calm, rational and pragmatic approach to ensure security of energy supply, according to panellists at World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022.

Nuclear Policies 28 April 2022


IEA highlights concerns over Belgian nuclear phase-out

IEA highlights concerns over Belgian nuclear phase-out

Belgium's planned phase-out of nuclear energy is likely to lead to greater use of gas-fired generation and increased emissions, according to a new policy review by the International Energy Agency.

Nuclear Policies 21 April 2022


Applications open for US nuclear credit programme

Applications open for US nuclear credit programme

The US Department of Energy has opened the applications process for the first award cycle of the USD6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit programme to support the continued operation of US nuclear reactors under threat of premature closure.

Nuclear Policies 20 April 2022


Darkhovin plant on Iran's agenda

Darkhovin plant on Iran's agenda

Iran is "seriously" pursuing the construction of a nuclear power plant at Darkhovin, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran said at the country's national nuclear technology day on 9 April. Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said the country will continue to pursue peaceful nuclear activities.
 

Nuclear Policies 11 April 2022