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Baltic States agree to block nuclear power from Belarus

The ministries responsible for the energy sector in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have reached an agreement to cease electricity trading with Belarus when it commissions its nuclear power plant and to introduce a system of certificates stating the origin of electricity.

read more... 04/09/2020


US startup unveils battery made from nuclear waste that could last up to 28,000 years

The nano-diamond battery’s power comes from radioactive isotopes used in nuclear reactors

read more... 03/09/2020


Daily (31.08.2020): European carbon prices jumped to nearly €30 on Friday amid French nuclear outages

Oil prices ended slightly lower to flat on Friday as Hurricane Laura, which hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, caused less damage than feared on refineries, allowing infrastructure to start the recovery process. Hence, Brent crude stagnated at $45.05 a barrel, while U.S. WTI crude lost 0.2% to end at $42.97 a barrel. However, on a weekly basis, Brent and WTI rose by 1.5% and 1.6% respectively, as investors shifted their focus from the storm toward the fragile rebound in consumption amid the pandemic.

read more... 31/08/2020


Belarus to start nuclear power plant ahead of schedule

The first 1.2GW unit of Belarus' new nuclear power plant in Astravyets will come on line in "the next few days", the country's energy ministry has said following long-standing president Alexander Lukashenko's disputed victory in 9 August's election.

read more... 12/08/2020


Jacobs selected to help build new type of nuclear reactor

Moltex Energy’s Stable Salt Reactor is designed to burn processed spent fuel pellets which would otherwise have to be stored as radioactive waste

read more... 07/08/2020