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14.09.2017_No183 / News in Brief

Brexit: UK Announces Plans To Establish Domestic Nuclear Safeguards Regime

14 Sep (NucNet): The UK government has decided to establish a domestic nuclear safeguards regime which will meet existing European atomic energy community (Euratom) standards and exceed the standards that the international community would require from the UK as a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, energy secretary Greg Clark announced in a policy statement on 14 September 2017. 

13.09.2017_No182 / News in Brief

SMRs Can Deliver Electricity For Similar Cost To Offshore Wind, Says Rolls Royce

12.09.2017_No181 / News in Brief

Swiss Regulator Approves Project Documents For Mühleberg Decommissioning

11.09.2017_No180 / News in Brief

Nuclear Is Needed And Remains Cost Competitive, Says NIA

A mockup of the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear station in England.

11 Sep (NucNet): Reports that offshore wind farms will be built for a record low price in the UK early next decade are good news, but should not overshadow the fact that one technology alone cannot solve the UK’s power challenges and the full range of low-carbon technologies will be needed to provide reliable and readily available power, the London-based Nuclear Energy Industry (NIA) said on 11 September 2017.

08.09.2017_No179 / News in Brief

EC Shamisen Project Publishes 28 Recommendations On Nuclear Accident Preparedness

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07.08.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: Can India Maintain Its Ambitious Push For New Nuclear?

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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: