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Foratom welcomes EC decision to assess nuclear’s eligibility for green finance
The European Atomic Forum (Foratom) has welcomed the European Commission’s decision to appoint the Joint Research Centre (JRC) as the group of experts which will assess nuclear under...
IAEA reports on nuclear plant operation and safeguards
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released its annual nuclear power status data for 2019 collected by the Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) and issued its...
Saskatchewan to establish an office to coordinate nuclear policy
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced plans to establish an office to coordinate nuclear policy and programme work within the Climate Change & Adaptation Division in the...
IEA urges EU to financially support nuclear
Ambassadors from the European Union’s 27 member states agreed on 24 June that the fund to wean regions off fossil fuels should not finance nuclear or natural gas projects.
NEA launches policy briefs on nuclear’s role in economic recovery
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD-NEA) on 24 June launched a series of policy briefs that examine nuclear energy’s role in...
Necsa welcomes South Africa's consultation on nuclear new-build
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has welcomed the issuing of a request for information (RFI) by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) for the...
European ministers urge support for hydrogen
Seven European countries have issued a joint declaration to the European Commission (EC) urging increased funding and legislation to support hydrogen.
IEA says nuclear is not on track to meet sustainability goals
The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest Clean Energy Progress Track report published on 11 June, assesses the full range of energy technologies and sectors.
Energoatom seeks to end Ukraine energy sector crisis
German Galushchenko, vice president of development at Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom said on 4 June that Energoatom is focused on getting the company out of the crisis.
Europe’s nuclear industry addresses an open letter to EU leaders
In an open letter on 3 June addressed to “EU Decision-makers” and signed by 25 companies and 14 associations, including European nuclear trade body Foratom, Europe’s nuclear industry...
European Commission’s recovery plan criticised by Foratom
The European Commission (EC) on 27 May put forward its proposal for a major recovery plan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Puerto Rico considers nuclear
A Preliminary Feasibility Study for Small Modular Reactors and Microreactors for Puerto Rico was published on 20 May by the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP).
Australia’s technology roadmap finds no place for nuclear
In a Technology Roadmap Discussion Paper released on 21 May, the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources said its goal is to bring a strategic...
South Korea confirms energy policy favouring renewables
South Korea has reaffirmed plans to phase out of nuclear energy despite rising losses at state utility firms.
China's nuclear heating project approved
An expert panel has given a performance appraisal to approve the Haiyang Nuclear Power Phase I Project to become the first nuclear power project in China to generate fuel for...
IEA looks at the impact of Covid-19 on global energy
The Covid-19 pandemic represents the biggest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said.
Scientists demand proper assessment of nuclear in EU Taxonomy
More than 100 scientists and environmentalists have signed a letter to the European Commission (EC) calling for a timely and just assessment of nuclear energy in the EU Taxonomy.
Vattenfall joins Estonian SMR study
Swedish utility Vattenfall said on 18 March that it was joining the Estonian pilot study on small modular reactors (SMRs).
EU green investment 'rules' ignore nuclear
The European Commission has published the rules for sustainable finance, also known as "EU taxonomy" intended to help investors and consumers identify economic activities that can...