The Exceptional Economics of Nuclear Energy (19 May 2015)
Energy reports come and go but every now and then one grabs your attention -for all the wrong reasons. The recent interim report "Subsidies and costs of EU Energy" is one such report. Prepared by energy consultancy Ecofysi for the European Commission, it is intended to inform future European energy policy. It is fair to say that this prospect has raised eyebrows of quite a few members of the nuclear community.
Licensing and Permitting Task Force conference outcomes (5 May 2015)
The World Nuclear Association Licensing and Permitting Task Force, a joint effort between the Law Working Group and CORDEL held a major two-day conference in conjunction with the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference in Prague this week.
Article: Design change management in the nuclear sector (5 Mar 2015)
Nuclear Engineering International
A new report from the World Nuclear Association looks at mechanisms for utilities, vendors and the regulatory bodies to work together to support reactor design standardisation throughout a reactor fleet's operational lifetime.
Opening Address: World Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference (22 Apr 2015)
A reliable electricity supply is the lifeblood of our economy and our daily lives. But the essential nature of electricity is not acknowledged by a purely deregulated market. Governments must take action to ensure that the lights will stay on decades into the future.
Decommissioning costs in context (30 Mar 2015)
The Financial Times has focussed on the IEA World Energy Outlook comment on nuclear decommissioning costs, with a headline reading "Bill for shutting nuclear plants will reach $100bn". To be clear the $100bn figure is for the decommissioning of almost 200 reactors, nearly half of the reactors currently operating, between now and 2040. This might seem to be a significant sum, but it needs to be put context.