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Company begins SMR discussions with Polish regulator

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:35:33 GMT

Synthos Green Energy has entered discussions with the Polish nuclear regulator about a potential GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy BWRX-300 small modular reactor project. SGE is seeking a general opinion from the regulator, Państwowa Agencja Atomistyki, which it described as the first step of the procedure before the regulatory process for the planned construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland.


Bulgaria and USA agree to nuclear cooperation

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:17:46 GMT

The USA and Bulgaria recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on civil nuclear cooperation. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov noted that nuclear energy is one of the "greenest and cleanest" energies and that is why the country wants to use "safer technology of the latest generation" and to achieve diversification of nuclear fuel.


IAEA webinar addresses space safety

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:57:20 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency has developed arrangements to help countries respond quickly to protect the public and the environment in the event of an accident involving radioactive materials launched into orbit or travelling in spacecraft.


Partnerships key to meeting SDGs, says Grossi

Published: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:28:02 GMT

Achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals requires international organisations overcoming bureaucratic barriers and forging partnerships, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said yesterday. "Partnerships are both a moral imperative, but also a practical necessity," he said during a virtual panel discussion on Partnership for the Goals at the World Health Summit in Berlin.


CIS nations to form nuclear regulatory association

Published: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:39:52 GMT

The Commonwealth of Independent States plans to establish an association of nuclear energy regulators and organisations that provide scientific and technical support. A draft memorandum on this was approved at the 21st meeting of the CIS commission on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, which was held via video link yesterday. The meeting was chaired by the head of the commission, Belarus' Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk.


IEA calls for 'comprehensive' approach to electricity security

Published: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:35:59 GMT

As electricity's share of global energy consumption continues to rise, a  comprehensive approach will be needed in the coming years to ensure security of supply while meeting challenges that include cyber threats, extreme weather events and rapidly growing shares of variable renewable electricity generation, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.


Ukrainian Energy Association urges state to bolster nuclear industry

Published: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:37:59 GMT

The Ukrainian Energy Association says it is writing to the government urging enhanced support for the country’s nuclear industry. UEA initiated a roundtable to discuss the challenges facing the industry, which took place in Kiev on 22 October. Participants in the meeting included the head of Energoatom, Pyotr Kotin, and the chairman of the nuclear regulator, Grigory Plachkov.


France and Romania plan joint work on Cernavoda project

Published: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:14:36 GMT

France and Romania have signed a declaration of intent on cooperation in the civil nuclear field, which aims, among other things, to work "with strategic partners" to build units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant and to upgrade unit 1. The document was signed yesterday by French Prime Minister Jean Castex and his Romanian counterpart Ludovic Orban, who led a delegation of his ministers to Paris.


CNL research to support marine sector decarbonisation

Published: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:51:17 GMT

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has been awarded a contract by Transport Canada to develop an assessment tool to examine clean technologies that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the release of other pollutants from marine vessels. CNL scientists will also examine different technologies that can be used for the production, storage and handling of hydrogen for marine vessels.


IAEA sees Germany as key member, despite nuclear phaseout

Published: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:12:05 GMT

Germany is showing continued strong support for the International Atomic Energy Agency's mission to foster global peace and development, even as the country phases out its own use of nuclear power, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said yesterday during a two-day visit to Germany. Decommissioning and waste management will be important areas for future cooperation between Germany and the IAEA, he said.