Nuclear

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's choice as Secretary of Energy, is sworn in during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Capitol Hill January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Perry is expected to face questions about his connections to the oil and gas industry.   (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

US energy secretary takes a stance on reliable energy

US secretary of energy Rick Perry has taken a stance in favour of reliable, affordable power. Secretary Perry has written to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission highlighting the role and the necessity of affordable and reliable power. “Ensuring that American families and their businesses have access to reliable, resilient and […]

Finnish nuclear plant faces delays

Finnish nuclear plant faces delays

A French-backed nuclear power station in Finland is facing further delays and increased costs. Olkiluoto 3 was meant to begin energy production in 2009 but is now due to begin in May 2019. The original estimate of cost was €3.2 billion but it is now estimated to be three times […]

Opposition vows to phase out nuclear power by 2030

Opposition vows to phase out nuclear power by 2030

The tide is turning further against nuclear power in Japan after the opposition vowed to phase out the technology by 2030. The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, last week called a general election. Over fifty nuclear power stations have been shut down since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Japan is investing […]

Pre-construction work at HPC site, HPB in background - May '12

Strikes threatened at Hinkley Point

Further delays to the Hinkley Point project are likely as trade unions announce a ballot for strike action, it has emerged. Following months of discussions the GMB and the Unite union have rejected an offered pay increase from EDF. This latest problem threatens to further delay the project. The project […]

Russian funded nuclear plant raises fears in Lithuania

Russian funded nuclear plant raises fears in Lithuania

A Russian built nuclear plant is raising fears in Lithuania amid concerns about the facility’s safety. The plant is to be built close to the border between Belarus and Lithuania and funded by a $10 billion loan from Russia and built by Rosatom the Russian state owned nuclear company. The […]

Nuclear considered a “scary” option in Indonesia

Nuclear considered a “scary” option in Indonesia

The National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) of the Philippines has highlighted a lack of public desire for a new nuclear power station. According to BATAN there is an element of public fear about reliance on nuclear power with people considering it “scary”. Despite plans drawn up in 2015 to build […]

Government summons industry players to offer reassurances

Government summons industry players to offer reassurances

Key industry players have been called in by the Government to discuss the government’s plans to secure the UK’s energy supply. The government wishes to reignite interest in small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) a scheme which has floundered recently. The government announced the idea of two years ago but has […]

Westinghouse stops work on South Carolina nuclear plant

Westinghouse stops work on South Carolina nuclear plant

Westinghouse has suspended work on two nuclear reactors in South Carolina. The plant, known as the VC Summer plant, has experienced spiralling costs. This plant and Plant Vogtle in Georgia have caused severe financial problems for Westinghouse, which led the company to file for bankruptcy in March. Analysis has shown […]