US Government invests $24m in nuclear energy projects

The projects aim to achieve lower construction and operation costs and enhance nuclear safety

MPs seek views on nuclear research and tech

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into priorities for nuclear research and technologies. It will revisit some of the recommendations of its report published in 2011 and look into whether the government’s actions in response have improved the country’s nuclear research and development (R&D) capabilities. The Committee will look […]

UK-China to develop £50m nuclear research centre

The UK and China are to work together to co-fund a £50 million “cutting-edge” nuclear research and innovation centre. It follows Chancellor George Osborne’s £2 billion financial commitment for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, which is also backed by Chinese investors. During his five-day trip to China, he also announced […]

Ministers sign plans to put UK at “forefront” of European nuclear

UK ministers hosted a meeting with 11 other EU nations where they signed up to plans to collaborate on nuclear power yesterday. The Government said this means the country will stay at the “forefront” of Europe’s nuclear expansion. A key part of the agreement is access to a French nuclear reactor used for research – […]