Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
Wide public support for keeping German reactors online, say polls

Wide public support for keeping German reactors online, say polls

A majority of the German public are in favour of the continued operation of the country's three remaining nuclear power reactors beyond the end of this year, the results of two opinion polls show. There is significant support for keeping the units running for up to another five years and even to construct new reactors in order to secure energy supplies.

Nuclear Policies 08 August 2022


Australian opposition launches nuclear policy review

Australian opposition launches nuclear policy review

The leader of Australia's opposition has launched a formal process to examine the potential for advanced and next-generation nuclear technologies to contribute to national energy security and reduce power prices. Peter Dutton said it is "high time" for an "honest and informed debate on the benefits and costs of nuclear energy".

Nuclear Policies 05 August 2022


Scholz says keeping reactors online 'can make sense'

Scholz says keeping reactors online 'can make sense'

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that keeping the country's final three operating nuclear power reactors online beyond their planned shutdown at the end of this year may "make sense" in order to ensure electricity supplies.

Nuclear Policies 04 August 2022


Grossi urges world to ‘recommit’ to nuclear non-proliferation

Grossi urges world to ‘recommit’ to nuclear non-proliferation

In a time of "global uncertainty, anxiety and fear" the world "must come together and recommit" to "nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy", International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said.

Nuclear Policies 02 August 2022


Energy security bolstered by more nuclear generation, better performance: report

Energy security bolstered by more nuclear generation, better performance: report

Nuclear generation bounced back from the pandemic-related decline seen in 2020, increasing by 100 TWh to reach 2653 TWh in 2021, according to World Nuclear Association's latest performance report which has just been published.

Nuclear Policies 26 July 2022


Agreement on operation of Belgian reactors expected by year-end

Agreement on operation of Belgian reactors expected by year-end

The Belgian government and Electrabel have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent on continuing negotiations on the feasibility and terms for the operation of Doel 4 and Tihange 3 for a further ten years. The two sides aim to agree a binding legal agreement by the end of December.

Nuclear Policies 22 July 2022


UK government fund to accelerate nuclear fuel supply

UK government fund to accelerate nuclear fuel supply

The UK's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is to launch a GBP75 million (USD90 million) Nuclear Fuel Fund to boost domestic production of fuel for nuclear power reactors.

Nuclear Policies 19 July 2022


Kishida calls for maximum use of nuclear over coming winter

Kishida calls for maximum use of nuclear over coming winter

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has called for up to nine of the ten reactors that have already been restarted to be in operation over the winter to avoid electricity shortages. There are currently five reactors in operation in the country.

Nuclear Policies 15 July 2022


South Korea aims to resume reactor construction by 2024

South Korea aims to resume reactor construction by 2024

South Korea's new President Yoon Suk-yeol has encouraged a speedy restoration of the country's "nuclear power plant ecosystem" - after Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Lee Chang-yang set out plans, including the aim for work on the Shin Hanul 3 and 4 reactors to resume as early as 2024.

Nuclear Policies 12 July 2022


European Parliament backs nuclear and gas in EU taxonomy

European Parliament backs nuclear and gas in EU taxonomy

The proposed inclusion of certain nuclear and gas activities within the European Union's list of officially approved "green" investments is set to become law after an attempt to block it fails in the European Parliament.

Nuclear Policies 06 July 2022