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Belgium’s Elia warns of capacity gap as IAEA assesses long-term safety
10 July, 2019
Belgian grid operator Elia said in its “Adequacy and flexibility study...
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Nuclear companies sign manifesto for a decarbonised Europe
Thursday, June 27, 2019 by Representatives from the nuclear industry meeting at the Nuclear in a Changing World conference in Bucharest, Romania, on 26 June issued a manifesto outlining the steps needed to...

Finland’s new government goes for carbon neutrality
Monday, June 10, 2019 by Finland’s new centre-left coalition government on 4 June said Finland plans to be carbon-neutral by 2035 and to achieve negative carbon dioxide emissions shortly after, with nuclear...

IEA calls for investment in nuclear to achieve climate goals
Monday, June 03, 2019 by The International Energy Agency (IEA), in a report published on 28 May, warned that a decline in nuclear energy capacity would threaten climate goals and supply security unless...

UK releases report on micro reactors after three year delay
Thursday, March 28, 2019 by The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on 22 March published a report on Micro Nuclear Reactors (MNRs) produced for the Department by Nuvia, WSP and...

Joi Scientific and NB Power to develop hydrogen powered grid
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by US-based Joi Scientific will partner with Canada’s New Brunswick Power to develop a hydrogen production system to make possible the world’s first electricity grid that uses hydrogen as...

Japan reduces its dependence on LNG
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Japan’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are likely to decrease by up to 10% in 2019 after five nuclear reactors returned to service in 2018, the US Energy...

Spanish electricity companies agree on scaled closure of nuclear plants
Thursday, February 07, 2019 by Spain’s three main electricity companies (Endesa, Iberdrola and Naturgy) on 30 January reached agreement in principle with the Ministry of Ecological Transition to scale the closure ...

Taipower rules out operation of Lungmen
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 by State-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) on 31 January ruled out starting up the Lungmen nuclear power plant, dismissing suggestions that it would take only three years.

France’s nuclear industry signs strategic contract for future projects
Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The French nuclear industry on 28 January signed a strategic contract with the government and unions for 2019-2022, proposing an action plan for the industry to push ahead...

IAEA announced major conference on climate change
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued an announcement and call for papers for a Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power to be held in Vienna from...

Russia signs cooperation agreement with Serbia
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 17 January signed a package of agreements with the Republic of Serbia, which creates a legal basis for the practical implementation of joint...

NuScale eyes the Jordanian SMR market
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by US-based NuScale Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), to evaluate NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR) for use in Jordan.

Rwanda signs inter-governmental agreement with Russia
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Russia and Rwanda on December 5 signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation in the Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes.

Poland looks to nuclear
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Poland’s Ministry of Energy on 23 November published its draft Polish Energy Policy until 2040 (PEP2040). The document will be subject to public consultations until 15 January 2019,...

Taiwan closes Chinshan
Monday, December 10, 2018 by Taiwan’s oldest operating nuclear plant, Chinshan 1 (a 636MWe boiling water reactor), ceased operations on 5 December and has officially entered decommissioning.

Argentina signs strategic agreement with Russia
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by Argentina on 1 December signed a strategic document with Russia on cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy.

South African parliamentary committee supports nuclear
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 by South Africa’s Portfolio Committee on Energy (PCE) on 27 November announced its strong support for including nuclear power in South Africa's future electricity mix.

Taiwan votes to retain nuclear
Friday, November 30, 2018 by Taiwan’s Economy Minister Shen Jong-chin will within two months propose a new energy policy based on energy efficiency, green power and nuclear power, the Central News Agency reported...

France postpones NPP closures
Thursday, November 29, 2018 by French President Emmanuel Macron on 27 November announced a multi-year energy programme (EPP) which included the closure of 14 reactors by 2035. The announcement came amid massive...

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