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11.07.2017_No136 / News in Brief

IEA Report Warns On Slowdown Of Nuclear Investment Decisions

Construction of the Kundankulam nuclear station in India in 2013. PHOTO: PETR PAVLICEK / IAEA

11 Jul (NucNet): The sanctioning of new low-carbon generation has stalled because expected generation from wind and solar capacity has been almost entirely offset by the slowdown in nuclear and hydropower investment decisions, which declined by more than 50% over the last five years, a report by the International Energy Agency says.

11.07.2017_No136 / News in Brief

France Could Shut Up To 17 Reactors In Bid To Meet 50% Nuclear Share, Says Hulot

10.07.2017_No135 / News in Brief

Nuclear Scientists Say Leaving Euratom Could Have ‘Devastating Impact’

European flag. Credit: Rock Cohen.

10 Jul (NucNet): Leaving the Euratom agency that oversees nuclear safety in Europe will cause widespread confusion and have a potentially devastating impact on the nuclear energy industry in the UK, experts have warned.

10.07.2017_No135 / News in Brief

Nuclear Technique Helps Dominican Republic Eradicate Insect Pest

07.07.2017_No134 / News in Brief

Scientists And Environmentalists Urge South Korea To Reconsider Nuclear Phaseout

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29.03.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: South Korea’s Kepco In Talks To Join UK’s ‘Race’ For New Nuclear

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16.03.2017 / Announcement

As South Africa Prepares For New Build, The Question Is: How Much Will It Cost?

Critics of nuclear energy argue that South Africa’s plans to build up to 9,600 MW of new nuclear are too expensive for a country where the economy is fragile and political turbulence is worrying investors. Supporters say the levelised cost for nuclear is in the same range as other forms of energy and that South Africa is already losing money through power outages and slowed industrial growth. In this special report for subscribers, NucNet looks at the arguments on both sides, and at the possibility that site work on the multi-billion-dollar project could begin next year. Full story:

16.02.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: China's Nuclear Energy Industry In Numbers

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16.02.2017 / Announcement

Opinions Differ On Whether Nuclear Industry Is Ready For Cyber-Challenges

The nuclear industry says “extensive regulations” against potential cyber-attacks are in place that are closely monitored and regularly inspected. But not all experts agree, with some arguing that the “static” cybersecurity architecture at today’s nuclear facilities is not effective enough on its own to prevent a breach by a determined adversary. In this special report, NucNet editor-in-chief David Dalton takes a look at the case for both sides and at the conclusions of a major report which argued there is a “culture of denial” in the industry when it comes to the risks posed by hackers. The full report is online for subscribers:

27.01.2017 / Announcement

Lack Of Reliable Alternatives Means France Faces Challenges Finding Replacement For Nuclear

The lack of alternative low-carbon energy sources that are as reliable as nuclear means France’s “ambitious” plans to reduce its share of nuclear from 78% in 2015 to 50% by 2025 might not be achievable, according to the International Energy Agency.  “The implementation of the 50% target remains challenging given the large role that nuclear electricity plays in the French mix and the average age of the fleet, the IEA said. Full report for subscribers: