EU approves RWE’s buyout of E.ON’s power generation assets

The acquisition is part of a complex asset swap deal between the two companies

Universities win £446m for doctoral training centres

They include renewable energy, nuclear power as well as energy resilience and the built environment

Historic moment for nuclear decommissioning

All hazardous materials have been removed from the Magnox nuclear site, including the reactor buildings being defuelled, decommissioned and covered in weatherproof cladding

UK and Japanese nuclear agencies team up to share expertise

They have signed an agreement to build on the collaborative relationship to allow exchange of skills, knowledge, research, information and technology

US provides $20m for advanced nuclear technologies

The Department of Energy said nuclear power is a critical part of the nation’s all-of-the-above energy strategy

US invests $64m in nuclear technology

The investment will assist research, infrastructure and technological advancements

New digital hub for nuclear capacity building

It focuses on workforce planning, leadership and training to support countries with operating plants and those considering or developing new programmes

BEIS appoints new UK atomic energy authority board members

The UKAEA leads the commercial development of fusion power and related technology

US restarts nuclear test reactor after 23 years

A nuclear energy facility which tests reactor fuels and materials under extreme conditions has been restarted in the US. The Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) started operations in 1959 and conducted thousands of experiments until it was shut down and maintained in standby status since 1994. TREAT can produce sudden […]

‘Mini-reactors could decarbonise more cheaply’

  Small-scale nuclear reactors are needed for the UK to decarbonise affordably and within a suitable timeframe. That’s according to David Orr, Senior Vice President for Nuclear Rolls Royce, who says small modular reactors (SMRs) would be better suited than large-scale nuclear power stations in providing baseload capacity as large volumes of intermittent renewables come […]