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US support for nuclear energy at record high, poll shows

US support for nuclear energy at record high, poll shows

Public support in the USA for nuclear energy is at a record high level, according to the latest survey by Bisconti Research Inc. The results show that for four years in a row, more than three-quarters of the US public said that they favoured the use of nuclear energy. 

Nuclear Policies 13 June 2024


WEC panelists welcome growth in support for nuclear power

WEC panelists welcome growth in support for nuclear power

The public and political perception of nuclear energy has significantly improved over the past few years, speakers agreed in a panel session during the recent World Energy Congress 2024.

Nuclear Policies 07 May 2024


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Holderness withdraws from UK repository siting process

Holderness withdraws from UK repository siting process

Just one month after the formation of a Geological Disposal Facility Working Group, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has voted to withdraw from talks about the possibility of a UK radioactive waste repository being built in South Holderness. 

Waste & Recycling 22 February 2024


Slovenia aiming for referendum on new nuclear this year

Slovenia aiming for referendum on new nuclear this year

Prime Minister Robert Golob has said that a cross-party summit has agreed on the need for both renewables and nuclear energy as part of the "path to a carbon-free future".

New Nuclear 31 January 2024


New location expresses interest in hosting UK repository

New location expresses interest in hosting UK repository

A Geological Disposal Facility Working Group has been formed in South Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK, to begin engagement about whether the area might be suitable for hosting an underground radioactive waste disposal facility. Three other communities are already involved in the siting process.

Waste & Recycling 26 January 2024


Global survey finds high public support for nuclear

Global survey finds high public support for nuclear

One-and-a-half times more people support the use of nuclear energy than oppose it, according to a multinational public opinion poll conducted by market research firm Savanta on behalf of energy consultancy Radiant Energy Group.

Nuclear Policies 19 January 2024


Viewpoint: The communications challenge for nuclear energy's revival

Viewpoint: The communications challenge for nuclear energy's revival

Public support for nuclear energy continues to grow as a wave of new nuclear plants - large and small - enter service or are planned, and communications strategies need to evolve to match the new outlook, writes Jarret Adams, CEO of Full On Communications. 

Perspectives 18 October 2023


Cumbrian community exits repository site search

Cumbrian community exits repository site search

Allerdale - one of four locations being evaluated - has been removed from the UK geological disposal facility siting process due to limited suitable geology, Nuclear Waste Services announced. It is expected that a final site selection could be a process which takes 10-15 years.

Waste & Recycling 28 September 2023


New working group aims to speed JEK2 project in Slovenia

New working group aims to speed JEK2 project in Slovenia

A new working group of Slovenian government ministers and industry officials has met with the aim of preparing "all the necessary bases for citizens to make high-quality and informed decisions about supporting the JEK2 project", with a planned timeline of a final investment decision by 2028 "at the latest".

New Nuclear 28 September 2023


Nuclear industry urged 'take advantage of window of opportunity'

Nuclear industry urged 'take advantage of window of opportunity'

The current favourable attitude of many policymakers, much of the public, and the financial community means that the nuclear industry "needs to have the courage, be brave and believe in what we are doing", the closing session of World Nuclear Symposium 2023 was told.

Nuclear Policies 08 September 2023