IAEA and UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory to Cooperate on Sustainability of Nuclear Power

The IAEA and the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) of the United Kingdom have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in support of a sustainable future for nuclear power, including activities on existing and emerging nuclear reactor technologies as well as decommissioning and radioactive waste management. The two organizations have signed a Practical Arrangement, building on a …

Russia drafts strategy for low-carbon development : Energy & Environment – World Nuclear News

Russia’s Ministry for Economic Development last week published a draft strategy for low-carbon development to 2050. The strategy’s basic scenario would see nuclear output grow from 203 TWh in 2017 to 225 TWh in 2030 and 260 TWh in 2050. The ministry said the strategy, which is open to comments until 10 April, is aimed at …

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 …

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 …