Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
As JET's vital role celebrated ... could UK rejoin Euratom in 2028?

As JET's vital role celebrated ... could UK rejoin Euratom in 2028?

Hundreds of former staff gathered to mark the achievements of the Joint European Torus in progressing nuclear fusion. The project has been a positive example of international collaboration, those attending were told, and the European Union hopes the UK will rejoin its Euratom and Fusion4Energy programme from 2028.

Nuclear Policies 29 February 2024


France and Bulgaria to strengthen nuclear energy cooperation

France and Bulgaria to strengthen nuclear energy cooperation

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire and Bulgaria's Energy Minister Rumen Radev have signed a declaration of intent to establish bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, including the areas of nuclear construction programmes, small modular reactors and development of a European supply chain.

Nuclear Policies 22 February 2024


Economic impact of nuclear to southeast USA highlighted

Economic impact of nuclear to southeast USA highlighted

The nuclear energy industry in southeast USA generates an annual economic impact of almost USD43 billion, supporting 152,598 jobs and generating USD13.7 billion in labour income, says a study released by the Southeast Nuclear Advisory Council.

Nuclear Policies 21 February 2024


Russia, Venezuela discuss cooperation on peaceful use of nuclear

Russia, Venezuela discuss cooperation on peaceful use of nuclear

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with Venezuelan counterpart Yván Gil that they had discussed expanding bilateral cooperation in a range of areas including energy, medicine, space exploration and agriculture.

Nuclear Policies 21 February 2024


Bulgaria and USA sign nuclear cooperation agreement

Bulgaria and USA sign nuclear cooperation agreement

The USA and Bulgaria have signed an intergovernmental agreement to cooperate on the development of the European country's civil nuclear programme, including the plan for new units at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Policies 13 February 2024


CNEN and Eletronuclear discuss Brazilian nuclear programme

CNEN and Eletronuclear discuss Brazilian nuclear programme

The presidents of the National Nuclear Energy Commission, Francisco Rondinelli, and Eletronuclear, Raul Lycurgo Leite, covered Angra 3's prospects for 2029 completion, domestic fuel supply, the Brazilian Multipurpose Reactor and site selection for the radioactive waste-focused Nuclear Technology Centre, in their talks.

Nuclear Policies 09 February 2024


SMRs economically feasible in Puerto Rico, study finds

SMRs economically feasible in Puerto Rico, study finds

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is favourably positioned for the introduction of advanced micro and small modular reactors, according to an economic study conducted by Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation the Nuclear Alternative Project.

Nuclear Policies 08 February 2024


Russia and India discuss expanding nuclear cooperation

Russia and India discuss expanding nuclear cooperation

A new protocol to the intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was signed during a two-day visit by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev to the Indian plant.

Nuclear Policies 08 February 2024


European SMR Industrial Alliance launched

European SMR Industrial Alliance launched

The European Commission has launched an Industrial Alliance dedicated to small modular reactors, aiming to facilitate the development of SMRs in Europe by the early 2030s. The announcement came as the commission presented its assessment for a 2040 climate target for the EU.

Nuclear Policies 07 February 2024


Belarus and Russia aim to deepen nuclear cooperation

Belarus and Russia aim to deepen nuclear cooperation

A multipurpose nuclear research reactor is one of the possible results of a memorandum of understanding signed between Russia and Belarus to deepen cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Nuclear Policies 30 January 2024