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Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall announced it is initiating a pilot study looking at the conditions for constructing at least two small modular reactors (SMRs) adjacent to the Ringhals nuclear power plant.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Vattenfall-considers-building-SMRs-at-Ringhals

The priority for preventing irreversible climate change is decarbonisation, not the creation of energy systems which are 100% dependent on renewables, according to a new report from LucidCatalyst. It says expanding the use of nuclear energy could enable faster progress towards a sustainable and prosperous future for all.

Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Beautiful-nuclear-must-be-included-in-energy-trans

‘Without nuclear we cannot be self-sufficient and carbon neutral’ “Nuclear energy has a key role to play in producing carbon-free energy and in achieving Finland’s carbon neutrality target by 2035,” Mika Lintilä said. The war in Ukraine means Finland must look for energy solutions – including nuclear – that are independent of Russian imports with small modular rectors one possible solution, economy minister Mika Lintilä said at the opening session of NuclearEurope2022 and the Nordic Nuclear Forum 2022 in Helsinki.

Mr Lintilä said Finland faces the challenge of achieving climate neutrality and “without nuclear energy in Europe, we cannot be carbon neutral and self-sufficient”.

“Nuclear energy has a key role to play in producing carbon-free energy and in achieving Finland’s carbon neutrality target by 2035,” he said.

“It is a question of continuing to operate existing nuclear power plants, as in the case of Fortum’s requests to continue operating units at Loviisa, or building new power plants.”

Date: Thursday, 09 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/smrs-could-help-reduce-dependency-on-russia-minister-tells-conference-6-2-2022

Europe cannot be carbon neutral and self-sufficient without nuclear energy, Finland's Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä has said. Nuclear power, he said, offers solutions - such as small modular reactors - for phasing out fossil energy.

Date: Thursday, 09 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-needed-for-net-zero-ambitions,-Finnish-min

RAOS Project, the Finnish branch of Rosatom, said on 12 April that it will continue with its plan to build the Hanhikivi I NPP in Finland.

Date: Friday, 15 April 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-plans-to-continue-with-hanhikivi-project-9630010

Fortum Power and Heat Oy on 18 March submitted the Loviisa nuclear power plant operating licence application to the Finnish Government with the aim of operating both units until the end of 2050.

Date: Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfortum-submits-application-to-extend-loviisas-operating-licence-9563318

Finnish utility Fortum Power and Heat Oy has submitted an application to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment to operate both units 1 and 2 of its Loviisa nuclear power plant until the end of 2050. The current operating licences expire at the end of 2027 and 2030, respectively.

Date: Saturday, 19 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fortum-applies-to-operate-Loviisa-until-2050

Finnish power utility Fortum said it had decided to apply for new operating licence for both units at the Loviisa nuclear power plant until the end of 2050.

Date: Tuesday, 08 March 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfortum-to-apply-for-licence-to-extend-operation-of-loviisa-9531631

Finnish utility Fortum announced it will apply to renew the operating licences for both units 1 and 2 of the Loviisa nuclear power plant until the end of 2050.

Date: Friday, 04 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fortum-to-seek-licence-extension-for-Loviisa-plant

The Finnish government and nuclear regulator have published a comprehensive plan and an environmental impact assessment for the management of all the used fuel and radioactive waste generated in the country.

Date: Thursday, 03 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Finland-sets-out-nuclear-waste-plans