U.S. Puts New Restrictions on Nuclear Technology Exports to China

The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would sharply restrict exports of civilian nuclear technology to China that officials claimed was being diverted to power new generations of Chinese submarines, aircraft carriers and floating nuclear power plants. The announcement mixed security warnings with longstanding complaints that Beijing was continuing to steal nuclear-related technology from …

U.S. stresses safety in talks on nuclear power with Saudi Arabia

The United States is close to working with Saudi Arabia on building nuclear power reactors, but talks on tough non-proliferation standards with the kingdom remain a challenge, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Wednesday. Perry has held talks with several Saudi leaders this year, including King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, on …

Kazakh President receives Kazatomprom CEO

Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev had today a meeting with Chairman of the Management Board of National Atomic Company Kazatomprom JSC Galymzhan Pirmatov, Kazinform has learned from the press service of Akorda. The President underlined that Kazatomprom is one of the largest national companies in Kazakhstan and holds leading positions in the world nuclear industry. …

Russia, China Discuss Joint Development of Overseas NPP Projects – Rosatom

Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Rosatom has held initial discussions with its Chinese partners on potential projects to jointly build nuclear power plants in third states, Rosatom CEO Alexey Likhachev said on Wednesday. The discussions have started. The talks are on the initial stage,” Likhachev said at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF). Earlier this year, Rosatom state …

France’s Nuclear Future in Play

Ecology minister’s sudden resignation puts spotlight on controversial power source. France produces almost three-quarters of its electricity from nuclear power. That didn’t sit well with Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot, who abruptly quit his post after he “failed to convince” the government in questioning the use of atomic energy. President Emmanuel Macron, aiming to boost renewables as he prepares an energy-policy …

Rosatom seeks to boost cooperation in Eurasia

Rusatom International Network – a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom – has signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation with the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB). The memorandum provides for establishing common principles of bilateral cooperation with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and other countries. The agreement was signed on 10 August by Alexander …

Russia on an international offensive to sell its nuclear plants

Russia is stepping up its overseas sales of nuclear power plants, with state-run nuclear energy company Rosatom agreeing in July to cooperate in building a plant in the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan and reaching an accord with China to build a plant in that country. Russia accounts for 67% of the world’s nuclear plant deals currently in development. By 2030, Rosatom aims …

Deputy Secretary Brouillette Hosts Fifth Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation

The fifth meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation (the Bilateral Commission) was held in Tokyo on August 8, 2018. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori led the discussions as co-chairs. The delegations included participants representing a wide range of governmental agencies. Participants from …