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

Robots that inspect, maintain and repair nuclear plants bag government funding

These robotics will also be used to help address problems resulting from the pandemic, such as machines that need to be controlled remotely and those to carry out contact-free deliveries

UAE switches on the ‘first nuclear power station of the Arab world’

This is the first out of four nuclear reactors, which once operational are estimated to produce 25% of national demand

Coronavirus outbreak shuts Hinkley Point C supply site in Bristol

All workers at the Balfour Beatty facility are now said to be self-isolating and contact tracing is underway

Got an innovative idea to sort radioactive nuclear waste?

Potential technologies include robotics, sensors, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems

EDF denies increasing role of China’s CGN at Hinkley nuclear plant

It dismissed the claims made in the Sunday Telegraph story, which alleges the Chinese state energy company is ‘more closely involved’ in the project than what was previously disclosed

New consortium urges government to back Sizewell C nuclear project

The consortium intends to sign Memorandums of Understanding with UK regions to guarantee British jobs and investment in the building of the proposed nuclear plant

UK Government invests £40m to develop next-gen nuclear tech

A majority of the funding will support three Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) projects, which are much smaller than traditional nuclear energy power plants