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The Nuclear Energy Working Group's report backing the adoption of nuclear energy in Estonia has been submitted by the country's Climate Minister Kristen Michal to members of the government.

Date: Tuesday, 05 March 2024
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The final report pf Estonia’s Working Group on Nuclear Energy has concluded that the introduction of nuclear energy would support the achievement of climate objectives, security of supply and stability of the energy system.

Date: Friday, 05 January 2024
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The Estonian government's Nuclear Energy Working Group has concluded that introducing nuclear energy to the country would help to meet climate goals and increase energy security, with small modular reactors (SMRs) deemed to be the most suitable for the country.

Date: Thursday, 04 January 2024
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Representatives of the nuclear industry in OECD nations, and representatives of the governments of 20 countries, have issued communiqués committing to work together to expand nuclear energy capacity, after the inaugural Roadmaps to New Nuclear conference organised by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the French government.

Date: Saturday, 30 September 2023
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US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, at the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Bucharest, announced US actions “to further the role of new, secure, and safe nuclear technologies in accelerating the clean energy transition”. The US State Department said in a statement. “These actions expand on Romania’s leadership role in building the first small modular reactor (SMR) in Europe and in converting a former coal plant to advance nuclear energy”. The Three Seas Initiative, launched in 2016, includes Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Estonia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Lithuania.

Date: Friday, 15 September 2023
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The Nuclear Alliance, a French initiative comprising 16 European countries seeking to further develop nuclear power, has issued a statement calling on the European Commission (EC) to recognise nuclear energy in the EU's energy strategy and relevant policies. The statement came after a meeting in Paris with European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson.

Date: Friday, 19 May 2023
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Nuclear could provide up to 150 GWe of generating capacity by 2050 in the European Union, according to a statement issued by 16 European countries following a meeting in Paris with European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson. The so-called Nuclear Alliance called on the European Commission to recognise nuclear energy in the EU's energy strategy and relevant policies.

Date: Thursday, 18 May 2023
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Baltic country taking steps towards SMR deployment Estonia-based Fermi Energia recently chose GE-Hitachi’s BWRX-300 as its preferred nuclear plant for possible deployment in the country. Courtesy Fermi Energia. Around three-quarters of Estonians support the building of a nuclear power station in the Baltic country, a government poll has found.

The February poll showed that 75% were favour of a nuclear power station, while 17% were against and the remaining 8% were undecided.

Energy security and cheaper electricity were the two main reasons behind support for nuclear power, with 47% citing the former and 46% the latter.

Another 22% said nuclear can help meet Estonia’s climate targets.

Support was more or less evenly spread across age groups, with 87% of men were in favour and 65% of women.

Date: Wednesday, 05 April 2023
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