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EU parliament supports 'green' label for gas, nuclear investments
07 July, 2022
The European Parliament has voted in favour of European Union (EU) rules labelling investments in gas and nuclear power as climate-friendly. Of the 639 lawmakers that voted, 278 supported a motion to block the EU gas and nuclear rules, while 328 opposed the motion, and 33 abstained. This fell short of the majority of 353 of the Parliament's total 705 lawmakers, which was required for the motion to be approved. The rules will apply from 2023, unless 20 of the EU's 27 member states in the European Council reject them.
Legal framework for nuclear ships
06 August, 2020
Iris Bjelica Vlajić discusses the legal framework and grounds for indemnity for nuclear ships
Contract awarded for new Pallas reactor
29 January, 2018
The new Pallas research reactor, which will replace the High Flux Reactor (HFR) at Petten in the Netherlands, will be designed and constructed by the Ichos consortium comprising Argentinean nuclear technology firm Invap, together with Croonwolter&dros and Mobilis, both part of TBI Holdings of the Netherlands.
14 December, 2016
The transportation of nuclear products has been going on for many years. But as Andrew Tunnicliffe reports it continues to face a variety of challenges today as the world evolves.
Chernobyl - 30 years on
28 March, 2016
Three decades on from the Chernobyl disaster work continues to clear and contain the site. Vince Novak*, director of nuclear safety at European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, tells NEI of the journey so far as the project ramps up.
China looks to export markets
17 November, 2015
In the past few weeks, China has signed nuclear deals with Argentina, Romania, South Africa and Ukraine, as well as finalising its participation with EDF Energy in the construction of the UK's Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.
EDF and China agree on Hinkley project
22 October, 2015
Electricite de France (EDF) and China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) have signed a strategic investment agreement to build three new nuclear power plants in the UK as old reactors reach the end of their design life.
Aqueous, in situ primary circuit decontamination
19 June, 2014
A technology that removes activity and corrosion products from inner pipe and vessel surfaces yielded overall decontamination factors of 80-90 at Unterweser and Neckarwestheim 1, and factors as high as 150 for steam generator tubing. By Christian Topf, Luis Sempere-Belda, Kai Tscheschlok and Klaus Reuschle
MYRRHA accelerates towards reality
04 February, 2014
The world’s first prototype nuclear reactor to be driven by a particle accelerator took a step towards realization in 2013, with the signature of a major contract for front-end engineering and design work.
Shortage of qualified EU nuclear personnel
24 April, 2013
A comparison of the supply of nuclear experts by the nuclear education and training infrastructure in EU-27 and the demand by the nuclear energy sector of the EU has been carried out. Although at a country level the data is varied, the overall results showed that the supply of nuclear experts in the EU-27 in general covers at best only 70% of the demand for these experts within the nuclear energy sector. By Veronika Simonovska and Ulrik von Estorff
A topological method for NPP optimisation
20 September, 2011
The computer-based analysis of thousands of nuclear power plant parameters gathered in near real-time can improve nuclear power plant efficiency by flagging up novel links between parameters. By Massimo Teglia, Mario Zadra, Annalisa Perasso and Francesco Benvenuto
Japan increases cooperation with Vietnam
30 July, 2010
Public opinion: country by country views
23 July, 2010
A round up of recent public opinion survey findings in Russia, Japan, USA and Canada.. By Caroline Peachey
A divided Europe
23 July, 2010
Most European citizens would maintain or decrease Europe’s share of nuclear energy. But this view is not shared across the EU, nor is it the global perspective. By Caroline Peachey
Fingers on the pulse
15 January, 2010
A major modernization of a nuclear power plant–such as the power uprate at E.ON’s Oskarshamn 3–is difficult because it has to integrate existing parts with both replacements and add-ons while using existing documentation and administration. By Mats Ekblad and Tord Sterner
A view to 2030
03 November, 2009
A new European forecast predicts 70GW of nuclear new build by 2030, even after wide-ranging uprating and PLEX, to meet expected demand. By Jacques Leclercq, with Guy Bettoun and Jacques David
Korea’s star of fusion
10 August, 2009
One year ago South Korea’s fusion research facility successfully produced its first plasma. Now, the country is using the experience it gained building KSTAR to produce components for ITER. By Young Ho Cho