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  • The last couple of decades have witnessed increased interest in the extension of the operating life of nuclear power plants. Extending the life of a plant is more economical than building a new one, and where it makes business sense, many plant operators in the United States are seeking licence renewals. This helps avoid supply shortages and support the country in reducing carbon emissions.
    01/22/2018
  • The ‘non-nuclear energy’ state Germany's Energiewende (energy transition) policy has made things worse for the climate by shutting down carbon-free nuclear capacity. After Fukushima mishap in March 2011, Germany government decided to phase out nuclear power. However, the time, Germany was obtaining around a quarter of its electricity from 17 nuclear reactors.
    01/22/2018
  • Civil nuclear construction has taken off on the "landmark project for the development of China's nuclear industry". China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has confirmed this as China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Co Ltd has initiated the process for installation of the nuclear island of Xiapu fast reactor pilot project.
    01/02/2018
  • Nuclear science, besides having the preposition of being a potential source of clean and green energy, has the promise of boosting socio-economic dynamics of the world. It is the energy of tomorrow beyond doubt.
    01/02/2018
  • Nuclear has an important role in current national climate mitigation strategies. In the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submissions, ten countries explicitly listed nuclear power in their national climate strategies, including five countries currently with nuclear power programmes (Argentina, China, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan), two with reactors under construction (Belarus, United Arab Emirates), and three prospective users (Jordan, Niger, Turkey).
    11/06/2017
  • International community got together in November 2015 and agreed to keep the increase in global average temperature from pre-industrial levels to well below 2°C the threshold at which most experts believe the worst impacts from climate change can still be avoided, and pursue efforts to limit the rise to 1.5°C.
    11/06/2017
  • The development of any country depends largely on its energy independence. Energy is conceived to be an engine to drive economic development and lead the countries to prosperity. Growing populations and expanding industries need more and more of it. But growth cannot be at the cost of polluting the air or heating the planet.
    10/30/2017
  • The agencies, involved in promoting nuclear energy as a safe alternative source to cater to world’s energy needs, are continuously making efforts to strengthen radiation safety at different levels with various countries playing an active role across the globe.
    10/30/2017
  • Japanese government has expanded the scope of subsidy recipients from those hosting nuclear power plants to local governments located within 30 kilometers of them in a bid to earn support for the restart of nuclear complexes. The change in the subsidy system from fiscal 2017 starting April was not announced by the industry ministry to the press, fueling speculation that it is meant to assuage the concerns of many municipalities surrounding the host local governments about the restart of nuclear power plants suspended in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis. With the change in the scheme, more than 150 local governments are entitled to the subsidy, for which 4.5 billion yen ($40 million) was allocated in the fiscal 2017 budget, the same amount as in fiscal 2016. For fiscal 2018, the ministry has requested a budget of 5 billion yen. The subsidy program started in fiscal 2016 to mainly promote renewable energy and support other measures to revitalize the economies of local municipalities hosting nuclear power plants when decisions are made to scrap reactors due to old age. . (Courtesy: Japan Today)
    10/18/2017
  • After obtaining environmental approval to construct the Nuclear-1 Power Station and associated infrastructure, Eskom is has got the approval from Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) of South Africa to proceed with nuclear installation at at Duynefontein in the Western Cape. The new site is located next to the existing Koeberg nuclear power station. In a statement issued by the state-owned utility, Eskom’s Chief Nuclear Officer Dave Nicholls stated: “We welcome the authorisation by the Department of Environmental Affairs on the Final Environmental Impact Report (F-EIR) for the Nuclear-1 Power Station and associated infrastructure, and consider this an important milestone in the development process of South Africa’s nuclear programme.” It is an important step in the right direction for the future of nuclear power in South Africa.
    10/18/2017
  • Coal-dependent Poland contemplates to build its first nuclear power plant by 2029 to reduce carbon emissions. According to media reports, Warsaw announced the project in 2009, but hit numerous delays due to falling power prices and Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident, which eroded public support. Last year, the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) revived the plan after it won elections in 2015, and said it aimed to build the plant within ten years.
    09/11/2017
  • After 2011 earthquake and tsunami which followed Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant mishap crippling all 54 of its nuclear plants of Japan. Now, the country of rising sun is on revival course. Five of the nuclear plants are back online while many more may be on the way.
    09/11/2017

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