Nuclear News - 8th Sept 2020

UK outlines path to cost reduction in nuclear new build : Nuclear Policies World Nuclear News – Sep 3 – The UK's Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) unveiled today a new report that sets out the key factors to reduce risk and bring down the cost of new nuclear power plant projects by 30% by 2030. The report was produced by a 'cross-industry team'…


Letter: UK nuclear industry faces a triple challenge The Financial Times – Sep 7 – It is notable that while Siemens Energy continues to campaign for a role for fossil-fuels in the future energy source mix (“ Siemens Energy chief defends reliance on fossil fuel contracts ”, September 1), nuclear power is not…

UK nuclear industry says costs could be slashed by 30% by 2030 Energy Live News – Jonny Bairstow – Sep 1 – The UK's nuclear industry says the costs of building new power plants could be slashed by as much as 30% by 2030. A cross-industry team working as part of the government-backed Nuclear Sector Deal has set out the key factors it says are necessary…



Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation - Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station, Suffolk, England, UK Local Government – Sep 1 – Under the terms of the 1991 United Nations Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (the Espoo Convention), and the EU Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on…

EDF to close UK Hunterston B nuclear power plant by January 2022 Reuters – Susanna Twidale and Nina Chestney – Aug 27 – LONDONLONDON (Reuters) - France's EDF (EDF.N) will begin decommissioning its Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland by January 2022 at the latest, it said on Thursday. The plant, which began operation in 1976, has two reactors, called 3 and…

Israel tells UK and EU to drop 'absurd' backing for Iran nuclear deal | Iran nuclear deal The Guardian – Aug 25 – The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has urged Britain and other EU states to end what he described as their “outrageous and absurd” support for the Iran nuclear deal. In talks in Jerusalem with Netanyahu and the Israeli…

Research Fellow (Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, UK PONI) People – PeopleHR – Aug 25 – The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world's oldest and the UK's leading defence and security think tank. Its mission is to inform, influence and enhance public debate on a safer and more stable world. RUSI is a research-led institute…

UK's Dounreay nuclear power site, opened in 1955, closed 1994, cleaned up in 2333, if they're lucky nuclear-news – Christina MacPherson – Aug 28 – The first reactor at the site to provide power to the National Grid was the Dounreay Fast Reactor, which provided power between 1962 and 1977. A second reactor also pumped power into the grid between 1975 and 1994. A draft report from the…

EDF to close UK Hunterston B nuclear power plant by Jan 2022 Reuters – Reuters Editorial – Aug 27 – LONDON (Reuters) - France's EDF (EDF.N) will begin decommissioning its Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland by January 7, 2022 at the latest, it said on Thursday. The plant, which began operations in 1976, has two reactors capable of…