Nuclear Policies

Nuclear Policies
Accord reached on keeping two German reactors in reserve

Accord reached on keeping two German reactors in reserve

The German government has reached an agreement with the operators of Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim 2 on keeping the nuclear power plants on standby to supply power over the coming winter if needed.

Nuclear Policies 28 September 2022


Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear has "come into the limelight" as the most realistic energy option for sustainable development, KEPCO President and CEO Seung-Il Cheong told delegates at the World Nuclear Symposium 2022 in London today. However, speakers in a panel discussing sustainable development agreed one challenge to the increased use of nuclear is public opinion.

Nuclear Policies 08 September 2022


Two German plants to be held in reserve temporarily

Two German plants to be held in reserve temporarily

Germany will shut down its last three remaining nuclear power plants at the end of 2022 as planned, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection has announced. However, two of the plants, in the south of the country, will be kept on standby to supply power over the coming winter if needed.

Nuclear Policies 06 September 2022


UK government funding for advanced reactor development

UK government funding for advanced reactor development

The UK government has announced GBP3.3 million (USD3.8 million) in funding to support the development of advanced nuclear technology. Six projects aimed at developing Advanced Modular Reactors in the UK have been selected to receive funding totalling GBP2.5 million.

Nuclear Policies 02 September 2022


'Historic' California vote hailed as the right choice

'Historic' California vote hailed as the right choice

The decision by the California legislature to pass a bill that will enable the state's only remaining nuclear power plant to continue operation until 2030 has been greeted as the right choice for the state.

Nuclear Policies 02 September 2022


Presidential approval for nuclear in Ghana

Presidential approval for nuclear in Ghana

A declaration from President Nana Akufo-Addo transfers the Ghana Nuclear Power Programme Organisation from the Ministry of Energy to the Office of the President.

Nuclear Policies 02 September 2022


California lawmakers vote to keep Diablo Canyon online

California lawmakers vote to keep Diablo Canyon online

As California declares an extreme heat emergency its legislators have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that will enable the state's only nuclear power plant to remain in operation for up to five years longer than currently planned.

Nuclear Policies 01 September 2022


Draft Korean energy policy reflects expansion of nuclear

Draft Korean energy policy reflects expansion of nuclear

South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has released a draft long-term energy plan looking 15 years ahead. Under the plan, the proportion of nuclear power will grow to almost one-third of the country's total energy mix by 2030 in a move aimed at boosting energy security and meeting climate goals.

Nuclear Policies 01 September 2022


NPT 'remains vital', fresh push on sharing nuclear tech for peaceful uses

NPT 'remains vital', fresh push on sharing nuclear tech for peaceful uses

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has expressed his disappointment at the inability of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to reach consensus but welcomed the fact that the conference recognised the NPT as the "cornerstone" of the global disarmament and non-proliferation regime. Meanwhile more than 30 countries are establishing a Sustained Dialogue on expanding access to peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Nuclear Policies 31 August 2022


Kishida calls for Japanese expansion of nuclear energy use

Kishida calls for Japanese expansion of nuclear energy use

Japan should work to restart its idled nuclear power reactors, consider extending their operating lives and develop "next-generation innovative reactors", the country's prime minister has said. In July, Fumio Kishida called for the maximum use of nuclear over the coming winter.

Nuclear Policies 24 August 2022