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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


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


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Agreement reached on EU electricity market reform

Agreement reached on EU electricity market reform

The European Council and Parliament have reached a provisional agreement to reform the European Union's electricity market design. The agreement now needs to be endorsed and formally adopted by both institutions.

Nuclear Policies 15 December 2023


Nuclear included in NZIA by European Council

Nuclear included in NZIA by European Council

The European Council has adopted its position on the proposed Net-Zero Industry Act, which is intended to bolster Europe's manufacturing output in technologies needed for decarbonisation. As with the European Parliament's position, issued last month, nuclear power has been included in the list of "strategic" technologies.

Energy & Environment 11 December 2023


Japan and EU mark first plasma from JT-60SA fusion device

Japan and EU mark first plasma from JT-60SA fusion device

The successful operation of the Japan Torus-60 Super Advanced fusion device, the world's largest operational superconducting tokamak, has been marked by Japan and the European Union in a ceremony to inaugurate the facility.

New Nuclear 01 December 2023


MEPs fully include nuclear in Net-Zero Industry Act

MEPs fully include nuclear in Net-Zero Industry Act

The European Parliament has adopted its position on the proposed Net-Zero Industry Act, which is intended to bolster Europe's manufacturing output in technologies needed for decarbonisation. MEPs included nuclear fission and fusion among a list of 17 technologies covered by the legislation.

Energy & Environment 22 November 2023


European Commission to create SMR Industrial Alliance

European Commission to create SMR Industrial Alliance

In response to calls from the nuclear industry, research community and nuclear safety regulators, the European Commission will establish an Industrial Alliance dedicated to small modular reactors in early 2024, European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson has announced.

Nuclear Policies 07 November 2023


European Council agrees stance on electricity market reform

European Council agrees stance on electricity market reform

Following months of negotiations, the European Council has reached an agreement on a proposal to amend the EU's electricity market design, agreeing to include existing nuclear plants in the reform. The agreement could result in France dropping a scheme forcing state-controlled utility EDF to sell a portion of its nuclear energy production to competitors below market-level prices.

Nuclear Policies 19 October 2023


Viewpoint: Advancing nuclear energy in Europe

Viewpoint: Advancing nuclear energy in Europe

Industry leaders, experts and stakeholders considered the question of Cooperation, Complementarity and the Fleet Effect during an EDF-organised side-event at the 67th IAEA General Conference. Here, Roberto Adinolfi, Chairman of Ansaldo Nucleare, outlines the key insights from the session. 

Perspectives 29 September 2023


European consortium focuses on VVER fuel

European consortium focuses on VVER fuel

A Westinghouse-led consortium has been selected by the European Union to develop and deliver a "fully European" nuclear fuel supply for Russian-designed VVER pressurised water reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 07 July 2023