Japan and USA enhance cooperation in nuclear energy

A memorandum of cooperation has been signed between Japan and the USA to “promote the global leadership role” of the two countries in civil nuclear energy. The memorandum was signed on 13 November by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the USA’s Department …

China likely to more than triple nuclear power capacity by 2030

China‘s total nuclear capacity is expected to reach 120-150 gigawatts (GW) in total by 2030, a senior industry official said on Thursday, more than triple the current rate but still lower than previous forecasts after a slowdown in new approvals. The prediction was made by Yu Jianfeng, chairman of the government-run China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), during …

Nuclear watchdog group causes stir with call to financially support existing nuclear plants

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) surprised environmental advocates and energy officials on Thursday when it called for keeping existing nuclear power plants open for as long as safely possible to provide a wider window for transitioning to renewable energy resources. The group has spent years criticizing the nuclear industry for its safety problems and …

India makes climate change case for nuclear power, suggests promoting it

India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants. “Nuclear power remains an important option to meet the challenges of increased energy …

Climate goal demands huge boost in Chinese nuclear

China’s nuclear generating capacity must increase to 554 GWe by 2050 if the country is to fulfill its part in meeting a proposed target of limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C, according to a study by the National Development and Reform Commission’s Energy Research Institute. The Paris Climate Change Agreement, which entered into force …

U.K. reaffirms commitment to nuclear energy at Budapest summit

The main day of the U.K.ʼs 4th CEE Nuclear Energy Summit took place Tuesday, aiming to deepen business connections between the U.K.ʼs largest firms and organizations in the nuclear energy field, while regional market players presented their newest developments, technological innovations, and trends in the sector. The event was launched by the U.K. Department for …

Momentum Builds For Nuclear Power With Referendum Approved In Taiwan And “Pride Fest” in Germany

Hours after pro-nuclear activists from Europe and the United States rallied in Germany to protest that nation’s replacement of nuclear plants with fossil fuels, Taiwan’s electoral commission gave the green light to a November referendum on the future of nuclear power “We are overjoyed,” said Taiwanese pro-nuclear leader, Shih-hsiu Huang. “If we win, we will immediately …