28 Jan (NucNet): The share of nuclear power in the French electricity mix is likely to drop from 74 percent today to 58 percent in 2030, failing to meet a reduction target set out in planned legislation, a survey of energy market experts has shown.
27 Jan (NucNet): The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rejected a petition by an anti-nuclear group that called for the agency to suspend the operation of the country’s 22 remaining General Electric boiling water reactors with a Mark I primary containment system, which are the same as Units 1, 2 and 3 at Fukushima-Daiichi.
26 Jan (NucNet): Swiss nuclear regulator ENSI has issued new requirements for hydrogen management and nuclear power stations in the country will install new equipment to increase safety during severe accidents, ENSI said in a statement.
23 Jan (NucNet): A new sense of clarity and purpose is emerging around the commercialisation of small modular reactors (SMRs) and the technology looks set to be back on the agenda in 2015, a report by Nuclear Energy Insider (NEI) says.
23 Jan (NucNet): The International Atomic Energy Agency’s mandate, often summarised as “atoms for peace” should be expanded to “atoms for peace and development” because of the way the agency promotes development through the use of nuclear technology, director-general Yukiya Amano said.
How much does it cost to build a nuclear power plant? The financing of new nuclear is complex and it can be difficult to pin down a precise cost. In this NucNet special report, Lubomir Mitev looks at the way costs are calculated and why there are differences between various business models.
NucNet has published a summary of the report published by the National Diet of Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC).
NucNet has published an updated fact file with links to source material used in reporting the March 2011 accident at Fukushima-Daiichi and subsequent developments.
NucNet has published an updated fact file detailing the levels and impact of emissions and radiation in Japan following the accident at Fukushima-Daiichi in March 2011.