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Biden Administration prioritises climate on first day

Biden Administration prioritises climate on first day

Following his inauguration yesterday, US President Joseph Biden has formally signed an executive order to re-enter the Paris Climate Change Agreement and directed US departments and federal agencies to "immediately commence work to confront the climate crisis". The USA's re-entry will come into force in 30 days.

Energy & Environment 21 January 2021


CGN to take stake in Kazakh U mining company

CGN to take stake in Kazakh U mining company

China General Nuclear is expected to acquire a 49% stake in Ortalyk LLP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kazakh uranium producer Kazatomprom, by mid-2021. The transfer of the stake was part of cooperation agreements signed between CGN and Kazatomprom in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Corporate 05 January 2021


IAEA supports Morocco's alignment with civil liability convention

IAEA supports Morocco's alignment with civil liability convention

"Morocco has shown a clear interest in participating in the modernised nuclear liability instruments," Karim El-Assefry, head of the Nuclear Applications and Safety Division of the country's Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment, said at a recent virtual seminar on civil liability for nuclear damage.

Regulation & Safety 30 December 2020


UK and Euratom sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

UK and Euratom sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

The UK and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) have signed a Nuclear Cooperation Agreement. This is separate from the wider UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement that was also announced on 24 December and which has since been approved by ambassadors from the 27 EU Member States, paving the way for it to take effect on 1 January. UK lawmakers will tomorrow return to the House of Commons, the lower chamber of parliament, to vote on the so-called post-Brexit trade deal.

Nuclear Policies 29 December 2020


Vattenfall extends SMR cooperation with Fermi Energia

Vattenfall extends SMR cooperation with Fermi Energia

Swedish utility Vattenfall and Estonia's Fermi Energia have signed a Letter-of-Intent to further expand their cooperation on small modular reactors (SMRs). For the past year Vattenfall has participated in a feasibility study by Fermi Energia to explore the possibilities for the deployment of such reactors in Estonia.

New Nuclear 30 November 2020


India, USA extend nuclear cooperation partnership

India, USA extend nuclear cooperation partnership

India and the USA have extended their Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership by 10 years. The centre - officially opened in 2017 - supports international cooperation in nuclear energy applications.

Nuclear Policies 25 November 2020


EU reiterates support for JCPoA, expresses concern

EU reiterates support for JCPoA, expresses concern

The European Union has expressed its "resolute commitment to and continued support for" the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in a statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors. It expressed concern about Iran's continued accumulation of low enriched uranium in excess of JCPoA thresholds.

Nuclear Policies 18 November 2020


UAE, Saudi nuclear regulators strengthen cooperation

UAE, Saudi nuclear regulators strengthen cooperation

The UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation and Saudi Arabia's Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Commission have agreed to cooperate in nuclear and radiation regulatory matters, and to form topical working groups. The agreement follows the signing of a bilateral accord on cooperation in nuclear energy between the two countries in 2019.

Regulation & Safety 16 November 2020


Rolls-Royce enlists Exelon to help deploy SMRs

Rolls-Royce enlists Exelon to help deploy SMRs

Rolls-Royce and US utility Exelon Generation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue the potential for Exelon to operate small modular reactors both in the UK and internationally. The announcement came as the British engineering company also signed an MoU with Czech utility ČEZ to explore the potential for SMRs in the Czech Republic. The consortium comprises Assystem, Atkins, BAM Nuttall, Jacobs, Laing O'Rourke, National Nuclear Laboratory, Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Rolls-Royce and TWI.

New Nuclear 10 November 2020


USA formally withdraws from Paris Agreement

USA formally withdraws from Paris Agreement

The UN Climate Change secretariat said yesterday that it "remains committed to working with all US stakeholders and partners around the world" as it noted that the USA's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement three years ago had formally come into effect. In a joint statement with Chile, France, Italy and the UK, it said: "There is no greater responsibility than protecting our planet and people from the threat of climate change".

Energy & Environment 05 November 2020