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30.06.2017_No129 / News in Brief

Rosatom Confirms Start Of Construction At India’s Kudankulam-3

29.06.2017_No128 / News in Brief

New Energy Minister Says Britain Needs Nuclear For Security And Climate Goals

29 Jun (NucNet): Nuclear energy still has a key role in keeping Britain’s lights on and reducing carbon emissions, the new UK energy minister has said.

29.06.2017_No128 / News in Brief

ASN Will Allow Flamanville-3 EPR To Begin Operation With Existing RPV

28.06.2017_No127 / News in Brief

Q&A: What Is The Future For Fast Reactor Technology?

28.06.2017_No127 / News in Brief

Trump Believes No Energy Portfolio Is Complete Without Nuclear, Says Perry

US energy secretary Rick Perry. Photo courtesy DOE.

28 Jun (NucNet): US president Donald Trump and energy secretary Rick Perry both believe no clean energy portfolio is truly complete without nuclear power and that the US needs to lead the development of new nuclear technology, Mr Perry told journalists at the White House on 27 June 2017.

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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: