Go-ahead for multinational investment in the UK’s first 21st century nuclear power plant (28 July 2016)
EDF have announced the go-ahead for Hinkley Point C, a nuclear power plant that will generate 7% of the UK’s electricity, avoid 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year and create over 25,000 new employment opportunities.
World Nuclear Performance Report 2016 launch (21 June 2016)
World Nuclear Association launches its report providing key metrics on nuclear power plant performance and reviewing recent developments in the global nuclear industry.
Sweden Abolishes Nuclear Capacity Tax (10 June 2016)
Sweden has announced it will phase out its nuclear capacity tax. Agneta Rising, Director General, World Nuclear Association said, “It is excellent news that this tax will be removed, but it should never have been implemented in such a way as to distort the market and put at risk the operation of Sweden’s nuclear power plants, which provide affordable and reliable electricity and form a vital part of its low carbon generation mix.”
Policies on nuclear plant are failing the environment (3 June 2016)
Well-performing generation plant provide valuable jobs, secure electricity supplies and help meet our clean air environmental objectives. It is vital that energy policy reforms are enacted to prevent further closures.
New nuclear grid connections double - now policy support is needed to deliver more (2 June 2016)
Improvements in nuclear construction times are now making climate goals more achievable than previously thought, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.
The report states that “policy support is needed to encourage long-term operation of the existing fleet and construction of new plants, given their vital contribution to GHG emissions reductions, as well as their contribution to energy security."