India, US extend nuclear energy partnership by another decade

Call for actions to address continuing and evolving nuclear security challenges India and the US have extended the memorandum of understanding for cooperation on nuclear energy by another decade. This was announced in a joint statement issued to mark 10 years of cooperation of the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) between the two …

SA takes another step towards new nuclear power

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has invited comment on government’s plans to add 2,500MW in nuclear power to SA’s electricity mix. Currently, Koeberg is only supplying 1,940MW. A number of parties are interesting in building the nuclear station. On Monday, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) invited comment on government’s plans to add …

Japan’s Energy Supply and Demand in Fiscal 2019 Shows CO2 Emissions Down for Sixth Year in a Row

On November 18, the Agency for Natural Resources & Energy (ANRE), under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), announced results for Japan’s energy supply and demand in fiscal 2019 (preliminary report), which ended on March 31, 2020. Final energy consumption was 12,959 petajoules (PJ), down 2.0 percent from the previous year. The total …

Turkey grants construction license for Akkuyu NPP’s 3rd unit

A construction license has been granted for the third unit of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), according to Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Ministry. The ministry announced on Twitter Tuesday that the first reactor of the plant would be operational by 2023. “Our energy portfolio will be further diversified with a new energy source,” the …

Boris Johnson set to reveal plan for reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce fresh backing for electric vehicles, hydrogen, and nuclear power as part of a 10-point plan to put the country on course for net zero emissions by 2050. Mr Johnson is expected to unveil his strategy in the coming week, as he sets out his vision for transforming the UK into a low-carbon leader with thriving green …

Japan now has 16 reactors that meet requirements

Japan now has 16 reactors at nine nuclear power plants that have cleared government requirements adopted after the 2011 Fukushima accident. The No.2 reactor at Tohoku Electric Power Company’s Onagawa plant in Miyagi Prefecture, and the reactor at Japan Atomic Power Company’s Tokai No.2 plant in Ibaraki Prefecture were affected by the 2011 earthquake and …