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Podcast: World Nuclear Symposium 2023 special report

Podcast: World Nuclear Symposium 2023 special report

The Nuclear Fuel Report, financing, recruitment, plant life optimisation and the Net Zero Nuclear launch all feature in this round-up of the high-level panel discussions held at the industry's global gathering in London.

Perspectives 01 October 2023


Industry groups and governments pledge to back new nuclear

Industry groups and governments pledge to back new nuclear

Representatives of the nuclear industry in OECD nations, and representatives of the governments of 20 countries, have issued communiqu├ęs committing to work together to expand nuclear energy capacity, after the inaugural Roadmaps to New Nuclear conference organised by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the French government.

Nuclear Policies 29 September 2023


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Tribal council, First Nations take stake in SMR companies

Tribal council, First Nations take stake in SMR companies

The North Shore Mi'kmaq Tribal Council and its seven First Nation member communities are making financial investments in small modular reactor developers Moltex Energy Canada Inc and ARC Clean Technology Canada Inc under historic equity agreements.

Corporate 26 September 2023


Successful nuclear projects key for future investments

Successful nuclear projects key for future investments

Being able to refer to success stories of nuclear power projects being completed on time and on budget, whether refurbishments or new build, will be key to securing finance for future projects, panelists in a session of the recent World Nuclear Symposium 2023 agreed.

New Nuclear 25 September 2023


Funding announced for Pallas research reactor

Funding announced for Pallas research reactor

Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Ernst Kuipers has confirmed full funding has been allocated for the EUR1.68 billion (USD1.79 billion) estimated public investment required for the Pallas research reactor in Petten, the Netherlands.

New Nuclear 22 September 2023


Canada offers CAD3 billion finance for nuclear in Romania

Canada offers CAD3 billion finance for nuclear in Romania

The Canadian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson has announced CAD3 billion (USD2.2 billion) of export financing to Nuclearelectrica to support the building of two CANDU-6 reactors at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania.

New Nuclear 20 September 2023


Private investment sought for Sizewell C project

Private investment sought for Sizewell C project

The UK's Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has launched a pre-qualification for potential investors as the first stage of an equity raise process for the Sizewell C nuclear power plant project in Suffolk, England.

New Nuclear 18 September 2023


Palisades restart takes 'giant step' with Holtec-Wolverine deal

Palisades restart takes 'giant step' with Holtec-Wolverine deal

A long-term power purchase agreement signed between Holtec Palisades Energy and the non-profit Wolverine Power Cooperative is described as a "significant milestone" towards restarting the 800 MW Palisades nuclear power plant in the USA.

New Nuclear 13 September 2023


IAEA to run out of money within weeks, Grossi warns

IAEA to run out of money within weeks, Grossi warns

Member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency now owe more than EUR200 million (USD214 million), and Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has warned that unless payments are made, then in a month's time "we will run out of money ... I will not be able to pay salaries or for the lights ... we will grind to a halt".

Regulation & Safety 12 September 2023


Germany stepping up investment in fusion

Germany stepping up investment in fusion

Germany will invest more than EUR1 billion (USD1.1 billion) in fusion research over the next five years, Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger announced.

Nuclear Policies 07 September 2023