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21.06.2017_No122 / News in Brief

Sweden’s OKG Permanently Retires Oskarshamn-1 Ten Days Ahead Of Schedule

20.06.2017_No121 / News in Brief

Q&A: What Progress Has Germany Made Half Way Down The Phaseout Path?

Ralf Güldner, president of the German Atomic Forum (DAtF)

20 Jun (NucNet): The past year saw a number of anticipated developments related to Germany’s policy of phasing out nuclear power by 2022. Ralf Güldner, president of the German Atomic Forum (DAtF), spoke to NucNet about what has been accomplished and what remains to be done in Germany half way down the phase-out path. 

20.06.2017_No121 / News in Brief

Rosatom Agrees To Sell 49% Stake In Turkey’s Akkuyu Project

19.06.2017_No120 / News in Brief

EC Clears Creation Of €24 Billion Public Fund For Handling Radwaste In Germany

19 Jun (NucNet): The European Commission (EC) has found the transfer of about €24bn ($26.9bn) by nuclear power plant operators in Germany into a new state-run fund for handling and storing nuclear waste to be in line with EU state aid rules. 

16.06.2017_No119 / News in Brief

Turkey’s Energy Market Regulator Grants Power Generation Licence To Akkuyu Project

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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: http://bit.ly/2miQcRA

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: http://bit.ly/2jCi012

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: http://bit.ly/2jrScZG