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Hungary bolsters energy diplomacy

Hungary bolsters energy diplomacy

The Hungarian government has organised energy issues, including the Paks II project, to be under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, citing the changing situation in energy as well as around the project to build a Russian-supplied nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 27 May 2022


UK parliament committee reviews AGR decommissioning funding

UK parliament committee reviews AGR decommissioning funding

The terms of the 2009 sale of seven advanced gas-cooled reactor nuclear power plants to EDF Energy "placed a disproportionate amount of risk for meeting future decommissioning costs on the taxpayer," the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee said in a report published on 20 May.

Waste & Recycling 23 May 2022


House of Lords considers UK nuclear financing plan

House of Lords considers UK nuclear financing plan

The proposed changes to the funding model for new nuclear cleared their first hurdle, as members of the UK parliament's second chamber debated the Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill for the first time.

Nuclear Policies 23 February 2022


A guide to the EU's 'green' taxonomy - and nuclear's place in it

A guide to the EU's 'green' taxonomy - and nuclear's place in it

The European Union wants to encourage investment in "sustainable" activities to help it get to net-zero by 2050.

Energy & Environment 10 February 2022


European Commission presents text of nuclear and gas CDA

European Commission presents text of nuclear and gas CDA

The European Commission has presented the final version of the Complementary Delegated Act of the EU Taxonomy Regulation covering certain gas and nuclear activities. The final version contains only minor changes from the draft leaked at the end of December, with nuclear remaining a transitional energy technology.

Energy & Environment 02 February 2022


Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic have enabled Kazatomprom's assets to operate throughout recent events in Kazakhstan. The overall impact of the recent period of unrest on the company's business has been minor, but pandemic-related supply chain challenges remain a concern, it said.

Uranium & Fuel 14 January 2022


Foratom proposes changes to Taxonomy CDA

Foratom proposes changes to Taxonomy CDA

European nuclear trade body Foratom has welcomed the decision of the European Commission to include nuclear within the sustainable finance taxonomy under certain conditions. However, it has provided the Commission with some suggestions for improvement, based on analysis of the leaked draft Complementary Delegated Act.

Energy & Environment 12 January 2022


Kazatomprom says operations 'normal' despite unrest

Kazatomprom says operations 'normal' despite unrest

Kazatomprom's offices, production facilities and mines have not been impacted by civil unrest that began in the country on 2 January and are operating normally, the company has said. The company added that it was working to prevent destabilisation of its production sites, but a high risk of supply chain disruptions could result in limited access to key operating materials.

Uranium & Fuel 11 January 2022


EU needs 'colossal' investment in new nuclear, says commissioner

EU needs 'colossal' investment in new nuclear, says commissioner

Investment in nuclear power totalling around EUR500 billion (USD565 billion) by 2050 will be needed if the European Union’s goal of carbon neutrality is to be hit, the European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton has said in an interview with France’s Le Journal du Dimanche.

Nuclear Policies 10 January 2022


Uranium sector monitors evolving Kazakh situation

Uranium sector monitors evolving Kazakh situation

Disruptions in Kazakhstan, where ongoing unrest may add to pre-existing operating risks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, could be a "significant catalyst" for the uranium market, Canadian uranium company Cameco has said. Kazakh uranium producer Kazatomprom has said it will meet all delivery deadlines.

Uranium & Fuel 07 January 2022