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EU taxonomy: Trade unions urge MEPs not to oppose plan

EU taxonomy: Trade unions urge MEPs not to oppose plan

The 20 unions representing Belgian, Bulgarian, Czech, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Slovakian and Slovenian energy workers say the inclusion of nuclear and gas in the EU taxonomy is vital for tackling climate change and increasing energy independence.

Nuclear Policies 25 May 2022


Climate inaction could cost world USD178 trillion: Deloitte

Climate inaction could cost world USD178 trillion: Deloitte

Climate change - if left unchecked - could cost the global economy USD178 trillion over the next 50 years, according to a new report from Deloitte. But if the world acts now to rapidly achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, the transformation of the economy would set the world up for stronger economic growth by 2070.

Energy & Environment 24 May 2022


Nuclear included in EU's repowering plan

Nuclear included in EU's repowering plan

The European Commission has formally adopted the REPowerEU plan which aims to rapidly reduce EU dependence on Russian fossil fuels. The plan recognises that nuclear will have a role to play in ensuring security of EU energy supplies, and highlights the importance of coordinated action to reduce dependence on Russian nuclear materials and fuel cycle services.

Nuclear Policies 20 May 2022


UK launches funding to encourage nuclear new build

UK launches funding to encourage nuclear new build

The UK government has announced the launch of GBP120 million (USD146 million) in funding to support development of new nuclear energy projects, stimulate competition in the industry and unlock investment across the UK. The Future Nuclear Enabling Fund will help to realise the government's ambition to approve eight new reactors by 2030.

Nuclear Policies 13 May 2022


South Korea to 'reasonably utilise' nuclear energy

South Korea to 'reasonably utilise' nuclear energy

Incoming President Yoon Suk-yeol made nuclear power one of his campaign pledges and, the Yonhap News Agency reports, Industry Minister nominee Lee Chang-yang told his confirmation hearing nuclear power was a way to boost energy security and hit its carbon-zero goals.

New Nuclear 09 May 2022


Calm approach the right strategy for energy security, says panel

Calm approach the right strategy for energy security, says panel

Policymakers and businesses alike need to take a calm, rational and pragmatic approach to ensure security of energy supply, according to panellists at World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022.

Nuclear Policies 28 April 2022


IEA highlights concerns over Belgian nuclear phase-out

IEA highlights concerns over Belgian nuclear phase-out

Belgium's planned phase-out of nuclear energy is likely to lead to greater use of gas-fired generation and increased emissions, according to a new policy review by the International Energy Agency.

Nuclear Policies 21 April 2022


Applications open for US nuclear credit programme

Applications open for US nuclear credit programme

The US Department of Energy has opened the applications process for the first award cycle of the USD6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit programme to support the continued operation of US nuclear reactors under threat of premature closure.

Nuclear Policies 20 April 2022


US organisation calls for doubling of nuclear

US organisation calls for doubling of nuclear

Doubling domestic nuclear energy production by 2050 is an "ambitious but achievable" national goal that would help the USA achieve 100% clean energy, US think-tank the Nuclear Innovation Alliance said. The organisation is calling for the US Department of Energy to launch an Advanced Nuclear Energy Earthshot as part of its Energy Earthshots initiative to help achieve this.

Energy & Environment 14 April 2022


UK planning for rapid nuclear expansion

UK planning for rapid nuclear expansion

The Energy Security Strategy's ambitions are for eight new reactors, plus small modular reactors, helping to produce 24 GWe capacity by 2050, representing about 25% of the UK's projected electricity demand.

Nuclear Policies 07 April 2022