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Swedish nuclear bill passed by parliament

Swedish nuclear bill passed by parliament

Sweden's parliament has approved a bill that will clear the way for new nuclear power in the country by removing the current limit on the number of nuclear reactors in operation, as well as allowing reactors to be built on new sites. The amendment will enter into force on 1 January.

Nuclear Policies 30 November 2023


Nuclear to 'shine' at COP28, says Bilbao y León

Nuclear to 'shine' at COP28, says Bilbao y León

The nuclear energy industry will be highly visible at the 28th Conference of the Parties, taking place in Dubai over the coming weeks, World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León told delegates at the World Nuclear Exhibition 2023 in Paris.

Energy & Environment 29 November 2023


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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


Sweden plans 'massive' expansion of nuclear energy

Sweden plans 'massive' expansion of nuclear energy

The Swedish government unveils a roadmap which envisages the construction of new nuclear generating capacity equivalent to at least two large-scale reactors by 2035, with up to ten new large-scale reactors coming online by 2045.

Nuclear Policies 17 November 2023


UK 'should emulate South Korea' on new nuclear

UK 'should emulate South Korea' on new nuclear

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy report, Made in Britain: The Pathway to a Nuclear Renaissance, says multiple small modular reactor units should be ordered to justify firms' investment in UK production facilities - and calls for Wylfa in North Wales to be backed within the next year as the next large-scale plant. 

New Nuclear 17 November 2023


Agreement on post-ARENH nuclear electricity pricing

Agreement on post-ARENH nuclear electricity pricing

The French government and state-owned EDF have reached an agreement to regulate the price at which the utility's nuclear-generated electricity is sold to an average of EUR70 (USD76) per MWh once the current ARENH mechanism expires at the end of 2025.

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2023


Illinois to lift moratorium on nuclear construction

Illinois to lift moratorium on nuclear construction

Governor JB Pritzker has said he will sign a new bill lifting Illinois' ban on the construction of new nuclear reactors, after the state's lawmakers passed new legislation that will allow the construction of small modular reactors of up to 300 MWe capacity from 2026.

Nuclear Policies 13 November 2023


IEA sees increasing role for nuclear in energy transition

IEA sees increasing role for nuclear in energy transition

"A changing policy landscape is creating opportunities for a nuclear comeback," according to the International Energy Agency in the latest edition of its World Energy Outlook, with nuclear generating capacity expected to increase from 417 GWe in 2022 to 620 GWe in 2050 in a scenario based on existing energy policies.

Energy & Environment 24 October 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


Bruce Power explores technology options for nuclear expansion

Bruce Power explores technology options for nuclear expansion

Bruce Power announced it is launching an Expression of Interest process to "further understand nuclear technologies that could help meet growing demand for clean electricity and advance decarbonisation efforts in Ontario". In July, the provincial government said it was starting pre-development work to build up to 4800 MWe of new nuclear capacity at Bruce Power's existing site.

New Nuclear 18 October 2023