Plotting Japan’s Energy Future

Japan confirms role of renewables and nuclear as the 5th Strategic Energy Plan is approved by the Japanese Cabinet. On July 3, the Cabinet of the Japanese government approved the country’s 5th Strategic Energy Plan after receiving the final draft the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The plan is significant as it sets forth …

Why nuclear energy will fuel power-hungry China’s dreams of national rejuvenation

Wenyuan Wu says given China’s pressing energy needs and its drive to reduce carbon emissions, the country has no choice but to invest heavily in nuclear power. China is well on its way to reaching its carbon reduction goals ahead of time after years of structural economic change that emphasised shifting to low-carbon hi-tech sectors. A recent …

Nuclear Power Can Help Meet Development Goals, IAEA Director General Says in Paris

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano highlighted the importance of nuclear science and technology —including nuclear power — in meeting development goals in his keynote address at the 2018 World Nuclear Exhibition event in Paris, France, today. “The IAEA helps countries to use nuclear science and technology to meet at least nine of the 17 Sustainable Development …

Nuclear Long-Term Operation will help Europe meet its climate goals

FORATOM, the voice of the European nuclear energy industry, called on the European Commission and other EU institutions to recognise and reward the long-term operation (LTO) of nuclear reactors given its role in meeting Europe’s long-term climate goals during a workshop held yesterday in Brussels. “Nuclear LTO pays off for a number of reasons. It …

China to build nuclear tech college amid talent shortage

China will build a new university dedicated to nuclear power research, amid a severe shortage of qualified people. China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), the country’s leading nuclear power developer and nuclear power plant operator, has signed a contract with the government of Tianjin Municipality to invest in a nuclear technology university in Tianjin, local reported …

Brazil’s EletroBras to work with French EDF on nuclear energy capacity

Brazil’s major electric utility will partner with French counterpart EDF on a three-year study of nuclear power capabilities in the South American nation. Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras, known as Eletrobras, signed a memorandum of understanding with EDF to collaborate with the Brazilian utility’s Electronuclear unit. They will work together on resumption of activities at the Angra 3 unit while …

Rosatom: How the World’s First Generation 3+ Nuclear Power Plant Is Changing Lives Through Technology

Dr. Yousry Abu Shady As Egypt is standing on the verge of starting the construction of its first nuclear power plant at El Dabaa, it is becoming obvious that the country and the Matrouh province, where the plant will be located are in more a much more profound and far-reaching transformation than just the energy …