Rolls-Royce to launch new skills academy for nuclear training

The Nuclear Skills Academy will be based in Derby and will support 200 new apprentices every year for at least the next 10 years

US injects $36m into fight against nuclear waste

The funding will support projects designed to resolve the nuclear waste and storage challenges

EDF to buy part of GE Steam Power’s nuclear activities

The proposed deal includes the latter company’s nuclear turbine unit in France, which comprises of the Arabelle turbine, claimed to be the world’s most powerful steam turbine in operation

Nuclear and gas classed as ‘green’ by EU

The decision has had heavy criticism from certain countries, with some threatening legal action

Nuclear station Heysham 2 to shut down early

The station will close in 2028 – two years earlier than previously thought

Ian Funnell to become new Chair of the NNL

He replaces Sir Andrew Mathews who has held the position for the last six years

EDF to shut down two nuclear stations in 2028

This is two years earlier than previously expected

UK researchers invited to partner with US on nuclear energy

A share of £2.5m of funding is available for topics including molten salts, light-water reactor fuels and advanced small modular reactors

Vattenfall invests €1m in Estonian nuclear energy start-up

The collaboration will further explore the maturity of small modular reactor technology and the prospects for deployment of one or several such reactors in Estonia until 2035

Small US businesses granted $110m to bring green ideas to market

A total of 102 projects will share the funding for technological solutions in various areas, including advanced manufacturing of wind turbines and batteries and innovation in nuclear physics to lower energy costs