The UK ‘must commit to 10GW of new nuclear to reach net zero by 2050, but costs need to fall’

A strategy without new nuclear power could put the UK Government’s net zero target at risk, according to a report

Sellafield shifts focus to high priority work as it restarts operations

The nuclear decommissioning facility will focus on high hazard projects with a reduced workforce and social distancing norms in place

Ansaldo Nuclear deploys custom robot for nuclear decommissioning project

The project aims to retrieve around 860 tonnes of radioactive waste from the Caorso Nuclear power plant

Cavendish Nuclear keeps lab open amid covid-19 lockdown

The firm’s analytical laboratory in Cumbria is continuing serving critical nuclear industries

Diamond batteries ‘could offer decades worth of energy’

Experts in the UK are building micro-powered diamond devices that could power pacemakers and even small satellites

US launches new demonstration centre for nuclear reactors

The National Reactor Innovation Centre will provide the private sector technology developers with the necessary support to test and demonstrate their reactor concepts and assess their performance

Global nuclear watchdog chief dies at 72

Yukiya Amano headed the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency since 2009

US invests nearly $50m to advance nuclear energy tech

A total of 58 projects in 25 states are sharing the funding from the Department of Energy

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