29 Sep (NucNet): Government ministers and officials from the UK, France and China have attended a signing ceremony giving the final go-ahead for Hinkley Point C – the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for a generation.
27 Sep (NucNet): The median cost for building new nuclear power plants is the lowest among energy technologies – including renewables such as wind and solar – surveyed in a report published today by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
20 Sep (NucNet): Russian president Vladimir Putin has been lobbying the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on behalf of state nuclear corporation Rosatom. In a special report for subscribers, NucNet looks at the reasons behind Putin’s charm offensive and the possibilities for Rosatom as it sets its sights on overseas markets, not only in Asean, but also in Europe. Full report: http://bit.ly/2cYNQnZ
The only certainty surrounding the project is that its future remains uncertain. In this special report for NucNet subscribers, Kamen Kraev looks at the options: http://bit.ly/2aruHNx
If combatting climate change is to be a priority the world will need nuclear as part of its energy mix and must not follow Germany down a phaseout path that is “irrational” and did not take account of the evidence that showed the country’s nuclear stations were safe, the president of the German Atomic Forum (DAtF) told NucNet. The full interview is online for NucNet Subscribers: http://bit.ly/28XVgoq
Minna Forsstrom, Fennovoima’s project director for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear project in Finland, speaks to NucNet about progress at the site, cooperation with Russia, and the possibility of a second unit. Full story for subscribers: http://bit.ly/1U19HcU
There were three main inefficiencies – poor safety consciousness, insufficient technical capabilities and poor communication – that contributed to the accident at Fukushima-Daiichi, Takafumi Ihara, nuclear power programme manager at Tepco’s London office, tells NucNet. Full story for subscribers: http://bit.ly/1SsudTm