UK sees role for nuclear in hydrogen economy

The UK government says nuclear will play a significant role in developing a thriving low-carbon hydrogen sector to meet the country’s ambition for 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030. Releasing its Hydrogen Strategy today, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said a hydrogen economy could support over 9000 UK jobs and …

Nuclear could help Spain reach net-zero goal, says IEA

In a review of Spain’s energy policy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the country should consider the usefulness of nuclear energy, including for non-electricity applications, for diversifying technical options to achieve long-term carbon neutrality by 2050. Under Spain’s current policy, operation of its fleet of seven nuclear power reactors will be phased out by …

Nuclear energy project will promote upgrade of ties with Russia, says China

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will jointly witness the opening ceremony of the two countries’ nuclear energy cooperation project via video link on Wednesday (May 19). The smooth kick-off of the project will promote the upgrading of bilateral ties, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday. Mr Zhao said this …

U.S. eyes nuclear reactor tax credit to meet climate goals -sources

The White House has signaled privately to lawmakers and stakeholders in recent weeks that it supports taxpayer subsidies to keep nuclear facilities from closing and making it harder to meet U.S. climate goals, three sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters. New subsidies, in the form of “production tax credits,” would likely be swept into …

China Will Lead The World In Nuclear Energy, Along With All Other Energy Sources, Sooner Than You Think

China now leads the world in total energy production and also produces almost twice the amount of electricity that the United States does, 4.4 trillion kWh versus 7.5 trillion kWh per year, respectively. With over a third of China’s population still being energy poor or in abject poverty, this will grow even more. And a …

Climate leaders must include nuclear in net-zero debate

The Canadian Nuclear Association, Europe’s Foratom, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, the USA’s Nuclear Energy Institute, the UK’s Nuclear Industry Association and World Nuclear Association have issued a joint statement ahead of the Leaders Summit on Climate that starts today. At the invitation of US President Joe Biden, world leaders will convene for the two-day …