Here is how GEN Group plans to decarbonize Slovenia

State-owned power producer GEN Group said it would contribute to the decarbonization of Slovenia’s electricity generation with 10 terawatt-hours it plans to produce in new power plants such as the second unit in Krško nuclear power plant, hydropower plants, and solar power plants. The GEN Group is responding to the challenges of decarbonization of the …

Europe nuclear plants ‘need 500 bn euro investment by 2050’: EU commissioner

France has led the charge for nuclear power—its main energy supply—to be included as a sustainable option. The European Union will need to invest 500 billion euros ($568 billion) in new generation nuclear power stations from now until 2050, the bloc’s internal market commissioner said in an interview published at the weekend. “Existing nuclear plants …

France, Germany ‘agree to disagree’ on nuclear power

 Germany and France have “agreed to disagree” on the EU’s move to label nuclear energy as green, German Europe Minister Anna Luehrmann said Friday, denying any conflict between the two European giants on the issue. The European Commission has issued a draft proposal to label nuclear energy, along with natural gas, as “green” sources eligible …

Nuclear share in Belgium’s 2021 power mix rises 10 percentage points on year to 52.4%

Nuclear dominates as phase-out looms Gas share plummets, wind/solar stable Demand at 84.2 TWh ‘back to normal’ Nuclear generation increased its share in Belgium’s electricity mix by over 10 percentage points year on year to 52.4% in 2021, data from system operator Elia showed Dec. 7. Belgium is sticking to its “Plan A” nuclear generation …

Tim Gitzel, president and CEO of Cameco Corporation, on the rewards and risks of nuclear energy

Howard Green speaks with Tim Gitzel, CEO of Saskatchewan-based uranium company Cameco Corporation, about nuclear power and climate change. Generating clean electricity is one of the most pressing issues facing humankind. More than half of the world’s greenhouse gases come from producing electrical power. So to get to net zero targets, the world needs to …

Japan vows to boost nuclear tech development in energy talks with U.S.

Japan will bolster the development of next-generation nuclear power technology in cooperation with the United States and other partners, industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said Thursday during talks with his U.S. counterpart. Hagiuda told U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm during video talks that the Japanese government will urge more local energy companies to join an international …