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26.04.2017_No82 / News in Brief

Kansai Electric To Begin Restart Process For Japan’s Takahama-3 And -4

The Takahama nuclear station in Japan.

25.04.2017_No81 / News in Brief

Q&A: Poland’s Progress On The Road To New Nuclear

Prof. Grzegorz Wrochna ©NCBJ

25 Apr (NucNet): Conflicting reports have emerged from Poland about plans for its first commercial nuclear reactors, but in a Q&A with NucNet, Professor Grzegorz Wrochna of the Polish National Centre for Nuclear Research says the programme is on track and a business model is expected soon.

25.04.2017_No81 / News in Brief

Governor Approves Restart Of Japan’s Genkai-3 and -4

25 Apr (NucNet): The governor of Saga Prefecture in southern Japan has approved the planned restarts of the Genkai-3 and -4 nuclear power plants, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (Jaif) said. 

24.04.2017_No80 / News in Brief

Royal Academy Calls On UK Gov’t To Consider ‘Alternative Route’ Of SMRs

21.04.2017_No79 / News in Brief

OECD Figure Show Slight Decrease For Nuclear Share Of Net Electricity Production

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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: