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German, Canadian reactors set new world records

The single-unit Grohnde nuclear power plant in Germany has produced more than 400 terawatt hours of electricity since it started up in 1984 - the only reactor to have achieved this milestone. Meanwhile, unit 1 of Canada's Darlington nuclear power plant has set a new world record with 1106 consecutive days of continuous operation.

read more... 09/02/2021


French nuclear retreats from 12-month high amid early start to 2021 maintenance

French nuclear generation availability is trending lower with three reactors scheduled to come offline for maintenance Feb. 6, market data showed Feb. 5.

read more... 08/02/2021


UK power sector CO2 hits 14-month high

The carbon intensity of the UK power sector reached its highest level in over a year in January, as rising demand coincided with low wind production and restricted nuclear capacity to boost fossil-fuel generation.

read more... 04/02/2021


NEA, IFNEC and Poland launch nuclear financing initiative

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has launched an initiative together with Poland's Ministry of Climate and Environment and the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) to collaborate on issues of common interest related to innovative nuclear financing. The initiative began with a technical workshop on 14-15 January, which brought together experts from the public, private and academic sectors to discuss a number of fundamental issues pertaining to the financing of nuclear new build.

read more... 28/01/2021


New nuclear needed for UK energy security

The UK government must continue to support nuclear power generation if the country is to meet an expected doubling of electricity demand by 2050 while meeting its Net Zero ambitions, according to a new report from the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS). The think tank recommends the government explore innovative financing methods for the construction of new nuclear power plants.

read more... 22/01/2021