Russian and Brazilian firms to cooperate in nuclear power

Russia’s Rosatom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Brazilian companies Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras (Eletrobras) and Eletrobras Termonuclear SA (Eletronuclear) to promote cooperation in nuclear power. It includes the possible construction of a new nuclear power plant in Brazil, Rosatom said. The MoU also covers services, including operation, maintenance and decommissioning work; nuclear fuel …

UK Industrial Strategy highlights ‘vital part’ of nuclear power

The nuclear sector is “integral to increasing productivity and driving growth” in the UK, according to the government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper launched today. In the UK, a White Paper is a government report giving information or proposals on an issue. Unveiling the White Paper, Business Secretary Greg Clark said the strategy sets out a …

Egypt’s parliament approves laws creating nuclear power regulatory bodies

Egypt’s House of Representatives approved three laws on Monday which allow for the creation of two regulatory bodies on nuclear power, paving the way for the construction of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant to generate electricity at El-Dabaa. The approval came after a five-hour marathon of debate in an urgent plenary meeting. At the start …

The UK’s nuclear sector needs support and clarity from the government

Britain’s nuclear sector needs the government and industry to commit to the country’s nuclear capability in the critical next decade, a new report suggests. EY will publish a report today saying the government estimates investment of more than £45bn will be needed to develop the first three new nuclear power plants: Hinkley Point C, Wylfa …

France postpones target for cutting nuclear share of power production

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government has postponed a long-held target to reduce the share of nuclear energy in the country’s power production after grid operator RTE warned it risked supply shortages after 2020 and could miss a goal to curb carbon emissions. Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Tuesday it was not realistic to …

China calls for stronger cooperation with US in next-generation nuclear power technology

BEIJING — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for closer China-US cooperation in developing the next-generation nuclear power technology, as he met with Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and chairman of TerraPower here Friday. Speaking highly of the China-US partnership in this field, Li said companies of the two countries have set up a joint …

Ontario outlines long-term energy plans

The government of Ontario has reconfirmed its support for the Canadian province’s nuclear sector in its long-term energy roadmap. The plan focuses on energy affordability, innovation and customer choice in the province, which already generates over 90% of its electricity without producing greenhouse gases. The 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) – subtitled Delivering fairness and choice – was published …