Nuclear

Swiss vote on nuclear future

Swiss vote on nuclear future

Swiss voters will go to polls tomorrow in a long fought referendum to decide the future of nuclear power in the country.  The vote has its origins in 2010 when the Social Democrats and Greens called for a referendum to reduce the use of nuclear power following similar decisions by […]

Vietnam halts nuclear power ambitions

Vietnam halts nuclear power ambitions

The Vietnamese Government has announced that it will scrap plans to build a new 4GW nuclear power plant in the central province of Ninh Thuan. The decision comes barely a month after the Ministry of Industry and Trade said it would expand total coal-fired capacity from 30 per cent to […]

Is nuclear power the answer?

Is nuclear power the answer?

Opinion is divided over the role that nuclear power should play in the transition to a low-carbon future. As nuclear power plants do not emit large amounts of CO2, some argue that is has an important role to play in meeting climate targets. Nuclear energy is cheaper than renewables such […]

Russia and China agree nuclear cooperation

Russia and China agree nuclear cooperation

The Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met in Beijing on Tuesday and agreed for deeper cooperation on nuclear energy.  In a joint statement, they announced that Russia would help Chinese firms develop and jointly construct new power plants and fast neutron reactors. Prime Minister […]