China ditches US nuclear technology in favour of home-grown alternative

The US-developed AP1000 technology was once the basis of China’s third-generation nuclear power But China’s Hualong One is now the preferred option China has switched from American nuclear power technology to a domestically developed alternative as worries over energy security and geopolitical uncertainties increase. The AP1000 technology, designed by America’s Westinghouse Electric Company, was once …

Working group: Comprehensive reform of nuclear energy legislation necessary

A working group that has examined the need to reform the nuclear energy legislation considers it necessary to launch a comprehensive legislative reform because of the ambiguity of the current legislation, changes in the operating environment of nuclear facilities and the expected developments. The working group submitted its final report to Minister of Economic Affairs …

What Will A Biden-Harris Administration Do For Nuclear Energy?

Probably more than the last five administrations, including the present one. That’s because nuclear energy can’t shine on the climate and low-carbon front until we actually have a climate plan we follow, something that has been lacking. As the Democratic Convention begins today, it is good to remember that all the leading climate scientists say we cannot …

Nuclear Energy for Non-Electric Applications Key for Climate Change Mitigation

Using nuclear energy to produce hydrogen, desalinate seawater and heat buildings can further enhance nuclear power’s contribution to climate action while also boosting its economic viability, speakers at a recent IAEA webinar said. Nuclear power accounts for around one-third of global low carbon electricity production. But in addition to powering millions of homes and businesses, …

Philippines takes ‘major step’ toward using nuclear power

The Philippines has taken a big step towards tapping nuclear power, its energy minister said on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte created an inter-agency panel to study the adoption of a national nuclear energy policy. As power demand soars in what has for years been among the world’s fastest-growing economies, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has …

States are best-placed to value new nuclear, says lawyer

Only governments can properly value the benefits of nuclear power and their support is therefore necessary to secure financing for new-build projects, George Borovas, partner and head of nuclear at law firm Shearman & Sterling, said today. Borovas was speaking during an OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency webinar on its newly published Policy Brief, Unlocking financing for nuclear energy infrastructure …

UK premier reiterates support for nuclear : Nuclear Policies

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeated his support for new nuclear power. During Prime Minister’s Question Time in the House of Commons yesterday, Johnson told a member of parliament representing a constituency in Cumbria, “We believe that nuclear power is a significant potential contributor to our Net Zero ambitions, and I look forward to …

House appropriators request more details on US uranium reserve

The US House Committee on Appropriations has denied a funding request from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for fiscal 2021 for establishing a uranium stockpile. The committee requested further information from the department on the justification for the reserve and how it will be implemented. The US Administration’s 2021 budget request unveiled on 10 …

Nuclear power to 2030: key countries

THE GROWING DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY across the globe and the necessity of developing and using safe, reliable and economical sources of electricity are pushing countries to build new nuclear reactors. Globally, there are more than 400 active nuclear reactors that are currently in operation and 54 nuclear reactors are under construction in 17 different countries. …