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Increased rate of nuclear grid connections is helping meet climate objectives

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Policies are failing the environment

Policies are failing the environment

Barriers to long term operations must be removed

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Sweden Abolishes Nuclear Tax

Sweden Abolishes Nuclear Tax

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Bangladesh moves forward with Rooppur

Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:51:41 GMT

Rooppur_site_licence_ceremony_(Rostechnadzor)-48Just days after the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority issued the first site licence for the Rooppur nuclear power plant, the country's cabinet has approved the draft of an intergovernmental agreement that will see Russia provide $11.38 billion in credit for the project.


EDF and MHI consider collaboration

Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:16:45 GMT

French utility EDF and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have today signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration in civil nuclear power, including MHI taking a stake in Areva NP and joint development of the Atmea reactor design.


Contract to manage Iter assembly and installation

Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:59:48 GMT

ITER-Momentum contract signing - 48Following a year-long international tender process, the Momentum joint venture - comprising Amec Foster Wheeler of the UK, Assystem of France and Kepco Engineering & Construction of South Korea - has been selected as construction management-as-agent contractor for the Iter fusion project.


No decision on India's NSG membership

Published: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:59:32 GMT

India says it remains confident of a positive outcome concerning its application for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group after the group did not decide on the matter at its latest plenary.


Counting the cost of air pollution

Published: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:02:08 GMT

Two recent publications have highlighted the issue of air pollution, including that from energy generation. The International Energy Agency today published a strategy for cutting premature deaths from air pollution, while the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has studied its economic costs.


The Brexit effect on UK nuclear

Published: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:57:47 GMT

EDF Energy, NuGeneration and Horizon Nuclear Power have all stressed their commitment to the UK's nuclear new build program, despite the country's decision to leave the European Union. Nevertheless, the majority vote in favour of 'Brexit' - decided in a national referendum held yesterday - may have implications for investment in new reactors and nuclear research, as well for the UK's future role in meeting climate change targets, industry participants said.


Material testing continues on French steam generators

Published: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:17:37 GMT

SG bottom head - 48Parts of some steam generators at 18 nuclear power units in France may have similar anomalies discovered in the steel of the pressure vessel of the Flamanville EPR, utility EDF has informed the French nuclear regulator.


Mexican dry storage facility nearing completion

Published: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:08:57 GMT

Laguna_Verde_ISFSI_May_2016_(Holtec)-48 An independent used fuel storage installation (ISFSFI) at Mexico's Laguna Verde nuclear power plant has been built in record time, with fuel loading into the facility's storage canisters expected to begin this month.


Construction permits for two more Shin Kori units

Published: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:50:47 GMT

Shin Kori 5 and 6 - 48South Korea's nuclear regulator has today approved the construction of units 5 and 6 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The APR1400 units are scheduled to begin operating in March 2021 and 2022, respectively.


Executive changes at Westinghouse

Published: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:53:53 GMT

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced changes to its executive leadership, with José Emetrio Gutiérrez becoming acting president and CEO as Danny Roderick becomes president of Toshiba Corporation's Energy Systems and Solutions Company. Westinghouse is a group company of the Toshiba Corporation.