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Japan issues new nuclear policy paper
19 September, 2017
Japan’s Atomic Energy Commission on 14 September called for nuclear power...
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IAEA to host Ministerial Conference in UAE
Monday, September 18, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is hosting an International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century from 30 October to 1 November in Abu Dhabi.

Leading specialists support continuation of the Iran deal
Monday, September 18, 2017 More than 80 of the world's leading nuclear nonproliferation specialists issued a joint statement on 13 September explaining why the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between...

Ukraine reveals new energy strategy
Monday, August 28, 2017 Ukraine’s new energy strategy document, Security, Energy Efficiency, Competitiveness, approved by the cabinet on 18 August, sees nuclear's share of electricity generation remaining...

BWXT wins NASA contract to design nuclear thermal propulsion reactor
Thursday, August 10, 2017 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on 2 August that it had awarded BWXT Nuclear Energy (a subsidiary of BWX Technologies) a three-year $18.8m...

Iran and Russia increase co-operation
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Iran and Russia plan to increase their cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Nuclear produced a fifth of UK electricity
Thursday, July 27, 2017 The United Kingdom's eight nuclear power stations produced more than one fifth (21%) of the UK’s low-carbon electricity in 2016, with intermittent renewables (wind , solar,...

Japan-India deal comes into force
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 A civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Japan, signed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Japan visit last November, came into force on 20 July. It is the...

Japan approves co-operation deal with India
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Japan's parliament on 7 June approved a civilian nuclear cooperation treaty with India, despite opposition concerns that technology exported to a non-signatory of the...

IAEA reports 10 new reactors on line in 2016
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 For the second consecutive year, 10 new nuclear reactors came online in 2016, the most since the 1980s, according to the 2017 edition of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s...

Budget cuts for US nuclear
Thursday, May 25, 2017 The US administration is requesting $703m for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) nuclear energy programme in fiscal year 2018, 28.7% or $283m below the $986m the programme received...

Switzerland to phase out nuclear power
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Switzerland has voted to start phasing out nuclear power, which provides around one-third of its electricity, as part of a revised energy strategy. Some 58.2% of voters in a binding...

French President-elect Macron supports reducing nuclear share
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has endorsed current President Francois Hollande’s plan to reduce nuclear output from 72% of total electricity generation last year to 50% by 2025.

NAMRC forms new alliance
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 The UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has formed an alliance with Arexis, Assystem, Lloyd's Register and Rolls-Royce to support the nuclear new build programme...

UK report examines the risks of Brexit
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 In a report examining the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (Brexit), the cross-party UK parliamentary Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...

Iran strengthens cooperation with Russia and the EU
Monday, May 01, 2017 Iranian and Russian officials meeting in Moscow on 8 April underlined the need to increase nuclear cooperation.

IAEA and Rosatom to support nuclear infrastructure development
Monday, April 24, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom have agreed to strengthen IAEA assistance to member states that are considering...

Entergy completes transfer to Exelon of Fitzpatrick NPP
Thursday, April 06, 2017 US Entergy Corporation has completed sale of the single-unit James A Fitzpatrick NPP in New York State to Exelon Generation, which agreed to buy the plant last August. Entergy...

Tepco seeks to integrate with other utilities
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is looking to other utilities for help in restructuring power and transmission operations as part of its latest reform plan, hoping for rapid...

EC approves Belgian support scheme for ageing reactors
Monday, March 20, 2017 The European Commission (EC) on 17 March cleared a Belgian support scheme to compensate the operators of three nuclear reactors for potential financial risk, saying the measure was...

Taiwan sees mass anti-nuclear protests
Monday, March 13, 2017 In response to massive anti-nuclear protests in Taiwan on the sixth anniversary of the 11 March Fukushima accident in Japan, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs promised to comply...

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