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Kyushu Electric gets approval for Genkai upgrade plans

Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:34:39 GMT

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has confirmed that Kyushu Electric's Genkai units 3 and 4 in Saga Prefecture meet new regulatory standards. The Japan Atomic Industry Forum said today that the decision, which Kyushu announced on 18 January, was based on the NRA's approval of a revised review of reactor upgrade plans at the two 1180 MWe pressurized water reactors.


Perry sets out climate beliefs to Senate committee

Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:10:32 GMT

Rick Perry, nominated to be US Energy Secretary by President-elect Donald Trump, said yesterday he believes "some" climate change is manmade and promised to protect the Department of Energy's (DOE) scientific research activities into the issue. He told a Senate committee he regretted calling for the department's abolition five years ago and said he advocated all energy options for the USA's 21st century energy policy.


Russia and Iran forge closer ties

Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:36:14 GMT

Spassky_Kamalvandi_roadmap_(Rosatom)-48Russia and Iran yesterday signed documents furthering their cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. They were signed in Moscow by Nikolay Spassky, deputy director general for international affairs at Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, and Behrouz Kamalvandi, deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran for International, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.


Californian carbon emissions higher due to nuclear closures

Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:25:43 GMT

Diablo_Canyon_blueprint_(Environmental_Progress)-48Carbon emissions from California's electricity generation are two-and-a-half times higher today than they would have been if the state had kept open nuclear power plants forced to close prematurely and not abandoned plans for new units, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Progress research and policy organization.


Public engagement crucial to nuclear industry, says NEA

Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:58:31 GMT

Stakeholder support and involvement are "essential to achieving accepted and sustainable decisions for nearly all aspects of nuclear energy", an OECD Nuclear Energy Agency workshop has concluded. More than 130 experts from 26 countries came together to discuss international best practices at the workshop on 'stakeholder involvement in nuclear decision making', held at the NEA's headquarters in Paris this week.


UK new nuclear developers gather in Tokyo

Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:50:58 GMT

Horizon Nuclear Power - the UK subsidiary of Japan's Hitachi - and NuGeneration - the UK joint venture between Japan's Toshiba and France's Engie - have joined government officials, trade associations, and wider stakeholders during a trade mission to Tokyo this week.


Cameco responds to 'discrepancy' in analyst expectations

Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:16:41 GMT

Cameco yesterday announced its earnings expectations and operational changes planned for 2017. "While it is not our usual practice to disclose earnings expectations, we are announcing our earnings expectations for 2016 in advance of our participation in upcoming investor conferences due to the significant discrepancy between analyst earnings estimates and our current expectations," the Saskatchewan, Canada-based uranium producer said.


European Commission approves Areva restructuring plan

Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:25:29 GMT

The European Commission has approved the restructuring of France's Areva group, ruling that the French government's plan to grant a capital injection of €4.5 billion ($4.8 billion) into Areva does not breech European Union (EU) state aid rules.


Environmental approval for Yeelirrie

Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:44:23 GMT

Yeelirrie_pastoral_station_(Cameco_Aust)-48The government of Western Australia yesterday granted environmental approval to Cameco Australia's proposed Yeelirrie uranium project, subject to conditions that include measures to mitigate risks to underground fauna.


Iran deal makes world a safer place, says US president

Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:23:08 GMT

One year on from implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the US president said the agreement with Iran "must be measured against the alternatives". Meanwhile, Behrouz Kamalvandi, deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran for International, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, is on a two-day visit to Moscow to discuss progress with the JCPOA.