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G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

The leaders of the Group of Seven large industrialised nations should incentivise the extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the goal of achieving a low-carbon and secure energy supply, the nuclear industry has said.

Nuclear Policies 24 June 2022


Sellafield processes last of fast reactor fuel

Sellafield processes last of fast reactor fuel

The Magnox reprocessing plant at the Sellafield site in Cumbria has reprocessed the final box of used fuel from the UK's fast reactor programme being stored in the plant's ponds. Meanwhile, preparations are being made for the demolition of the iconic Pile One chimney that dominated the landscape over Sellafield for decades.

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2022


UK developing regulatory framework for fusion

UK developing regulatory framework for fusion

Future fusion energy facilities will continue to be regulated by the Environment Agency and Health & Safety Executive, the UK government has confirmed in its response to a consultation seeking views on the regulatory framework for ensuring the safe and effective rollout of fusion energy. Fission power plants are regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2022


UK trade body calls for action on nuclear-enabled hydrogen

UK trade body calls for action on nuclear-enabled hydrogen

Decisive and early government action is needed to embrace the power of nuclear-enabled hydrogen in delivering net-zero, according to the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.

Energy & Environment 21 June 2022


Newcleo raises USD316 million, talks with Orano

Newcleo raises USD316 million, talks with Orano

The UK-headquartered developer of small modular lead-cooled fast reactors, Newcleo, says it has successfully raised EUR300 million (USD316 million) and also announced it has contracted France’s Orano for feasibility studies on the establishment of a mixed plutonium-uranium oxides production plant.

New Nuclear 20 June 2022


EDF Energy extends plant services contract with Jacobs

EDF Energy extends plant services contract with Jacobs

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been awarded a two-year extension to its Stations Services Agreement with EDF Energy, operator of the UK's nuclear power plants. Jacobs' scope includes supporting the safe operation and maintenance of the advanced gas-cooled reactor plants, which account for about 17% of the country's electricity generation.

Corporate 15 June 2022


UK government confirms Sizewell C eligible for RAB financing

UK government confirms Sizewell C eligible for RAB financing

The British government has published documents which show "significant progress" towards implementing a Regulated Asset Base funding model for new nuclear power projects. It has set out its case for the Sizewell C project to receive funding under the model and launched a consultation on how projects would receive RAB financing.

New Nuclear 14 June 2022


'Megatonne' CO2 capture plant plan for Sizewell C

'Megatonne' CO2 capture plant plan for Sizewell C

A consortium hoping to use heat from the UK’s proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station to capture carbon dioxide from the air on a giant scale say they have successfully completed a research and development project and are ready to construct a demonstration plant.

Energy & Environment 13 June 2022


Waste removal starts at Sellafield facility

Waste removal starts at Sellafield facility

The first batch of waste has been removed from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo at the Sellafield site in the UK. The facility was built in the 1960s to store waste from the UK's earliest nuclear reactors in water-filled chambers.

Waste & Recycling 10 June 2022


EDF Energy confirms Hinkley Point B shutdown plan

EDF Energy confirms Hinkley Point B shutdown plan

EDF Energy has said it still intends to end electricity generation at the Hinkley Point B nuclear power plant in Somerset, England, no later than mid-July this year, despite media reports that the government may request it to keep the plant running for longer.

Corporate 01 June 2022