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German utilities win compensation for nuclear phaseout

German utilities win compensation for nuclear phaseout | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
Germany's highest court has ruled in favor of three power companies in a dispute over a government decision to phase out nuclear energy. They companies claimed compensation for shutting down their expensive plants.
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France’s Regulator Approves Restart Of 10 Reactors Following Safety Checks

France’s Regulator Approves Restart Of 10 Reactors Following Safety Checks | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
6 Dec (NucNet): France’s nuclear regulator, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), has approved the conditional restart of 10 nuclear reactors in France that have been offline while the safety case for the units has been under review.
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UK nuclear industry looks back at 'momentous' year

With the final investment decision to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, together with progress in other planned new nuclear projects, 2016 has been a "momentous" year for the UK, delegates at the Nuclear Industry Association's Nuclear2016 conference in London heard yesterday.
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Switzerland votes against strict timetable for nuclear power phaseout - BBC News

Switzerland votes against strict timetable for nuclear power phaseout - BBC News | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
Swiss voters in a referendum reject a plan to make a strict timetable for phasing out nuclear power.
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European Commission closed infringement procedure

European Commission closed infringement procedure | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
The European Commission has closed the infringement procedure brought against Hungary in connection with the refurbishment of the Paks atomic power station in the context of public procurements, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said at the press conference Governmentinfo 70 which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.
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World Energy Outlook Sees Possibility Of Significant Increase In Nuclear Share By 2040

World Energy Outlook Sees Possibility Of Significant Increase In Nuclear Share By 2040 | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
16 Nov (NucNet): World electricity generation from nuclear energy could range from 3,960 TWh to 6,101 TWh by 2040, increasing from around 2,535 TWh in 2014 in a number of different scenarios examined by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its World Energy Outlook 2016 report released today.
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IAEA’s Amano Welcomes Paris Agreement As ‘Important Milestone’

IAEA’s Amano Welcomes Paris Agreement As ‘Important Milestone’ | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
4 Nov (NucNet): International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Yukiya Amano said today that the Paris climate agreement’s entry into force marks an important milestone in global efforts to combat climate change.
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Six interested to build Czech reactors

Six interested to build Czech reactors | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
Six companies have shown interest in building additional nuclear reactors at existing power plants in the Czech Republic, but a decision to proceed with construction will likely come after elections are held in October 2017. As reported by the Reuters news agency, Jan Stuller, the government’s special envoy for nuclear power, told the local CTK
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MIT Nuclear Fusion Record A ‘Leap Forward’ In Pursuit Of Unlimited Clean Energy

MIT Nuclear Fusion Record A ‘Leap Forward’ In Pursuit Of Unlimited Clean Energy | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
18 Oct (NucNet): A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has made a “leap forward” in the pursuit of clean energy by creating the highest plasma pressure ever recorded, using its Alcator C-Mod tokamak reactor.
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Renewable Energy Cost Explosion: €25,000 Euros For Each German Family Of Four | The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

Renewable Energy Cost Explosion: €25,000 Euros For Each German Family Of Four | The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
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IAEA Praises Safety Culture At Netherlands’ Petten Research Reactor

IAEA Praises Safety Culture At Netherlands’ Petten Research Reactor | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
12 Oct (NucNet): The Nuclear Research Group (NRG) of the Netherlands has promoted and developed a strong safety culture based on a mature management system at its high flux research reactor (HFR) in Petten, concluded experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Integrated Nuclear Safety Assessment of Research Reactors (INSARR) mission yesterday.
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Swiss government opposes campaign for quick nuclear exit

Swiss government opposes campaign for quick nuclear exit | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
The Swiss government opposes an initiative to be voted on in November that would shutter three nuclear plants next year, Energy Minister Doris Leuthard said on Tuesday.
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Coastal Infrastructure Work Begins In Russia For World’s First Floating Nuclear Plant

Coastal Infrastructure Work Begins In Russia For World’s First Floating Nuclear Plant | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it

A computer-generated image of the floating plant. Courtesy Rosenergoatom.

5 Oct (NucNet): Coastal infrastructure work has begun for the world’s first floating nuclear power plant in the Arctic town of Pavek in Russia’s far northeast Chukotka region, nuclear operator Rosenergoatom said.
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Bundesverfassungsgericht zum Atomausstieg: Regierung muss Energiekonzerne entschädigen - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Bundesverfassungsgericht zum Atomausstieg: Regierung muss Energiekonzerne entschädigen - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
Energiekonzerne wie E.on und RWE wollen Schadensersatz wegen des beschleunigten Atomausstiegs. Jetzt hat das Bundesverfassungsgericht entschieden: Die Bundesregierung muss die Firmen entschädigen.
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IAEA Says Italy Faces Challenges On Nuclear Resources And Policy Development

IAEA Says Italy Faces Challenges On Nuclear Resources And Policy Development | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it


5 Dec (NucNet): An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of safety experts said Italy is committed to effective nuclear regulatory oversight, but faces challenges related to resources and needs to further develop policies for nuclear safety, decommissioning and managing radioactive waste. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded a 12-day mission on 2 December 2016 to assess Italy’s regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. The mission was hosted by the Italian government and the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), which is responsible for nuclear and radiation safety regulation in the country. The IRRS team said Italy has a regulatory framework for safety in place and identified several good practices. A new regulatory body, the Inspectorate for Radiation Safety and Radiation Protection, will be in place in the near future. The IRRS team said the government should provide the regulatory body with “sufficient competent staff” to carry out its responsibilities and duties and the regulatory body should develop an “integrated management system”. Italy’s four nuclear power reactors are being decommissioned. Italy also has five research reactors and uses radioactive sources in medical, industrial and research applications. The government has a plan to construct a facility for disposal of low-level and intermediate-level radioactive waste and long-term storage of high-level waste.
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Global Uranium Supply ‘More Than Adequate’ For Foreseeable Future, Says Red Book

Global Uranium Supply ‘More Than Adequate’ For Foreseeable Future, Says Red Book | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
1 Dec (NucNet): Regardless of the role that nuclear energy plays in meeting future electricity demand, the global uranium resource base is more than adequate to meet projected requirements for the foreseeable future, a new publication by the Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency study says.
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Nuclear lobby boss: Winning back public opinion in Europe? An easy challenge

Nuclear lobby boss: Winning back public opinion in Europe? An easy challenge | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it

The best thing to do to win back public opinion in Europe and globally is to build reactors on time and on budget, Jean-Pol Poncelet told EurActiv.sk at the European Nuclear Energy Forum in Bratislava.

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New energy strategy in Romania: Nuclear energy’s share will double by 2030

New energy strategy in Romania: Nuclear energy’s share will double by 2030 | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
Romania’s Energy Ministry has launched into public debate the project on Romania’s energy strategy for 2016-2030.
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UK launches nuclear innovation program

UK launches nuclear innovation program | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced its commitment of £20 million ($25 million) for an initial phase of a new nuclear research and innovation program. This covers five major themes: advanced fuels, materials and manufacture, reactor design, advanced recycling, and strategic toolkit.
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Developing SMRs could create 40,000 highly skilled jobs and boost exports, Rolls-Royce says

The Rolls-Royce consortium said the full development of SMR technology would require £1.2bn.
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Energy Union and the European Commission’s “missed opportunity” on nuclear – Nuclear Report

Energy Union and the European Commission’s “missed opportunity” on nuclear – Nuclear Report | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it

As the European Commission develops a raft of proposals for the hotly-debated Energy Union package, Brussels’ recent progress on the nuclear energy dossier has left few satisfied. Nuclear Report puts the spotlight on the Commission’s long-awaited ‘PINC’ nuclear discussion paper, the reaction since its release, and why nuclear is at the very heart of the European energy debate.
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Spacecraft 'Nuclear Batteries' Could Get a Boost from New Materials

Spacecraft 'Nuclear Batteries' Could Get a Boost from New Materials | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
A cutting-edge development in spacecraft power systems is a powerful material with an unfamiliar name: skutterudite.
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Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Hinkley signals ‘start of nuclear renaissance’

Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Hinkley signals ‘start of nuclear renaissance’ | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it

Hinkley signals ‘start of nuclear renaissance’

Oct 13, 2016 Jonny Bairstow Low Carbon 0
The existing Hinkley Point station. Image: Jgolby/ShutterstockThe existing Hinkley Point station. Image: Jgolby/Shutterstock

Energy Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe believes the approval of Hinkley Point C signals “the start of a nuclear renaissance”.

Speaking at an event this week, she said the decision is a vital demonstration to the rest of the world that the UK is open for business in the aftermath of Brexit.
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Germany a Key Partner for IAEA in Nuclear Research, Decommissioning, Says IAEA Director General

Germany a Key Partner for IAEA in Nuclear Research, Decommissioning, Says IAEA Director General | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it
Germany will remain a key partner for the IAEA in nuclear science and technology despite the country’s decision to phase out nuclear power, Director General Yukiya Amano said during a visit to Berlin, where he also attended the World Health Summit and delivered a keynote address.
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Germany Will Remain Key Partner Despite Nuclear Phaseout, Says IAEA’s Amano

Germany Will Remain Key Partner Despite Nuclear Phaseout, Says IAEA’s Amano | Daily press clippings on nuclear energy | Scoop.it

IAEA director-general Yukiya Amano.

11 Oct (NucNet): Germany will remain a key partner for the International Atomic Energy Agency in nuclear science and technology despite the country’s decision to phase out nuclear power, the agency’s director-general Yukiya Amano said during a visit to Berlin. The German government decided in 2011 to phase out nuclear power by 2022.
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