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The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest country report on Turkey and energy policy review notes that Turkey has seen considerable diversification of its energy sector since the previous review in 2016. “Turkey has made significant progress on liberalising energy markets in the last decade, successfully improving predictability and transparency in pricing. However, additional reforms toward establishing more competitive gas and electricity markets will help mobilise needed investments into these sectors,” says IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol in his foreword to the 191-page report.

Date: Tuesday, 16 March 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-assesses-turkeys-energy-sector-8601270

Ambassadors from the European Union’s 27 member states agreed on 24 June that the fund to wean regions off fossil fuels should not finance nuclear or natural gas projects. 

Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-urges-eu-to-financially-support-nuclear-7999133

The US Nuclear Fuel Working Group's (NFWG) has published a report, Restoring America's Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage: A strategy to assure US National Security, aimed at reviving the USA's nuclear fuel cycle.

Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-recommends-bold-steps-to-assert-global-market-domination-7895000

Holtec International has announced the launch of three new technologies that have been developed under its Project Cheetah initiative. These include a new storage and transport basket for VVER fuel; an improved storage cask design, and a new cask transporter.

Date: Tuesday, 03 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Holtec-announces-new-cask-technology-developments

Civil engineering works have been completed on the building that will house the fusion machine of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) at Cadarache in south-eastern France. The final concrete was poured yesterday for the upper part of the Tokamak Complex, meaning the metal frame of its roof can now be installed.

Date: Saturday, 09 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Civil-engineering-completed-on-ITER-tokamak-buildi

R&D on the design of Russia’s BN-1200 fast neutron reactor is scheduled to be complete before the end of 2021 and in 2022 state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom will decide whether or not to go ahead with construction, a conference heard.

Rosatom’s Vladimir Asmolov told Atomeco 2019 in Hungary that Russia now believed the cost of building fast reactors with a capacity of 1,200 MW will be comparable to the cost of the VVER-1200 reactors that Rosatom is already building in Russia and abroad.

“In our strategy, 2022 is defined as a fork in the road, a decision point for the construction of BN-1200,” he said.

Date: Friday, 08 November 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/decision-on-bn-1200-fast-reactor-scheduled-for-2022-says-rosatom-11-4-2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has provided initial match funding to the consortium of companies designing a new type of nuclear power station in the UK. Rolls-Royce and its partners have said a UK small modular reactor (SMR) programme could contribute GBP100 billion (USD128 billion) to the UK economy and open up a global export market.

Date: Friday, 08 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-confirms-funding-for-Rolls-Royce-SMR

Belgian Tractebel and Spanish Empresarios Agrupados yesterday signed a EUR7.6 million (USD8.4 million) contract for the design of buildings and utilities for the Myrhha accelerator-driven research reactor at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre's (SCK-CEN) site in Mol, Belgium.

Date: Thursday, 07 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Myrhha-project-developers-sign-first-contract

Canada’s particle accelerator centre, TRIUMF, and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have completed the first joint production run of actinium-225, a rare medical isotope that shows great promise as the basis for new, cutting-edge cancer therapies.

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadian-scientists-test-technology-for-production-of-actinium-225-7478484

Russia and Serbia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of a Centre for Nuclear Science, Technology and Innovation in Serbia.

Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Russia-Serbia-to-build-nuclear-research-centre