US low-carbon power seeks way past pandemic

The USA’s clean energy sectors have outlined the government support they need to get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Associations representing the nuclear, hydro, solar and wind energy industries have all written to Federal leaders for help. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has written to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, requesting assistance to ensure continued nuclear operations …

ROSATOM develops cooperation with the Republic of Bangladesh

Alexey Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. During the meeting, the Parties discussed issues of bilateral cooperation while development and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The delegation visited Rooppur NPP, the site for construction of the first Nuclear Power Plant in …

Indonesia and Philippines move to revive nuclear ambitions

New regulations proposed amid surging energy demand and anti-coal backlash   Without much fanfare, Indonesia and the Philippines appear to be moving to revive dormant nuclear energy plans through recently-proposed regulatory changes. Indonesia’s so-called omnibus bill on job creation contains provisions intended to encourage private sector investment in nuclear energy. The bill, submitted to parliament …

EU nuclear sustainability needs expert review, utilities say

Seven utilities have written to the European Commission, urging it to create an independent group of scientists and experts to evaluate whether nuclear power is a low-carbon and sustainable source of electricity. One of the seven, Czech utility ČEZ, said yesterday that it had “joined the challenge” facing the main European energy companies to gain …

White House might consider space policies on cybersecurity, supply chain, nuclear power

The National Space Council is weighing a new policy directive that would call for the space industry to voluntarily adopt cybersecurity standards to help protect data and companies’ intellectual property. The White House focus over the past year with regard to space policy has been on “supply chain hygiene,” said Mir Sadat, who served on …

Govt sets target to increase nuclear power generation capacity by over 3 times in 10 years

MoS Jitendra Singh tells Parliament existing nuclear power capacity of 6,780 MW is proposed to be increased to 22,480 MW by 2031 on completion of projects. New Delhi: India, which currently produces less than 2 per cent of its electricity from nuclear power plants, is aiming to increase its nuclear power generation capacity by over …

Brouillette says administration plans to give a boost to uranium producers

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said Tuesday that the Trump administration plans to give a boost to the uranium industry, which it has repeatedly tried to help. Brouillette responded “yes” to a question from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) about whether the administration is “prepared to provide immediate relief for the uranium producers.” “[The Department of] Commerce, along with the U.S. Department …

Exclusive: Westinghouse set to sign pact with Indian firm for nuclear reactors during Trump visit

U.S. energy firm Westinghouse is expected to sign a new agreement with state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India for the supply of six nuclear reactors during U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit next week, officials said, aiming to kickstart a long-running project. The agreement will lay out timelines and the lead local constructor for the reactors …