UK Space Agency and Rolls-Royce join forces to develop nuclear-powered spacecraft engine

The technology is predicted to halve the projected duration of journeys to Mars to up to four months

EDF seeks partners for hydrogen and direct capture demos at Sizewell C

It has issued two ‘expression of interest’ proposals and is calling on companies with relevant expertise to come forward to help deliver the projects

Rolls-Royce unveils plans for 16 mini-nuclear plants in the UK

Each compact nuclear power station is predicted to have a total capacity of 440MW, enough to power a city of 450,000 homes for 60 years

Rolls-Royce and Exelon team up for compact nuclear power stations

The British multinational engineering company is leading a consortium that is designing a low cost factory-built nuclear plant

NASA inks new agreement with US Department of Energy

They will continue to work together on scientific discoveries, including the development of nuclear power and propulsion systems for the Moon and Mars

US to co-operate on development of Poland’s nuclear power programme

The two countries, over the next 18 months, will work together on a report delivering a design for implementing Poland’s nuclear power programme as well as potential financing arrangements

US to help Romania expand and modernise civil nuclear power programme

Romania will use US expertise and technology for the development of the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant

EU investigates Belgian electricity capacity scheme

The Commission is concerned the measure may discriminate against certain technologies, like renewable capacity, or unfairly limit participation of cross-border capacity

US Government re-establishes Arctic Energy Office

It will drive collaboration on the Department of Energy’s activities in the Arctic region, including the development of advanced microgrids and nuclear power systems

World Nuclear Association appoints new Director General

Dr Sama Bilbao y León will take on the role next month