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Bangladesh moves forward with Rooppur

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Rooppur_site_licence_ceremony_(Rostechnadzor)-48Just days after the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority issued the first site licence for the Rooppur nuclear power plant, the country's cabinet has approved the draft of an intergovernmental agreement that will see Russia provide $11.38 billion in credit for the project.

EDF and MHI consider collaboration

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

French utility EDF and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have today signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration in civil nuclear power, including MHI taking a stake in Areva NP and joint development of the Atmea reactor design.

Contract to manage Iter assembly and installation

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ITER-Momentum contract signing - 48Following a year-long international tender process, the Momentum joint venture - comprising Amec Foster Wheeler of the UK, Assystem of France and Kepco Engineering & Construction of South Korea - has been selected as construction management-as-agent contractor for the Iter fusion project.

Counting the cost of air pollution

Monday, June 27, 2016

Two recent publications have highlighted the issue of air pollution, including that from energy generation. The International Energy Agency today published a strategy for cutting premature deaths from air pollution, while the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has studied its economic costs.

No decision on India's NSG membership

Monday, June 27, 2016

India says it remains confident of a positive outcome concerning its application for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group after the group did not decide on the matter at its latest plenary.

The Brexit effect on UK nuclear

Monday, June 27, 2016

EDF Energy, NuGeneration and Horizon Nuclear Power have all stressed their commitment to the UK's nuclear new build program, despite the country's decision to leave the European Union. Nevertheless, the majority vote in favour of 'Brexit' - decided in a national referendum held yesterday - may have implications for investment in new reactors and nuclear research, as well for the UK's future role in meeting climate change targets, industry participants said.