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France and Sweden have signed a declaration of intent to develop long-term cooperation in the field of nuclear energy.

Date: Friday, 22 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/France-and-Sweden-plan-nuclear-cooperation

The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has recently published a 73-page study, which tracks the progress of selected small modular reactor (SMR) designs towards deployment. NEA says the SMR designs are at various stages of development, from fundamental research on new concepts to commercial deployment and operation of mature designs.

Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssmr-development-tracked-by-nea-and-iaea-studies-10691068

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) on 18 July released a new study, “Ensuring the Adequacy of Funding Arrangements for Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management”. The 239-page document comprises a conceptual framework, 12 detailed country case studies on funding arrangements prepared in collaboration with NEA countries, and some best policy guidelines. It focuses on the interdependence of costs and funding requirements and changes in nuclear policy, such as long-term operation or premature shutdowns, as well as technological progress.

Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnea-looks-at-future-funding-of-decommissioning-and-radwaste-management-8837347

The nuclear industry has for too long taken a passive role in debates that determine how its technology is perceived by the public, but the climate crisis demands active communication about its many benefits, Rauli Partanen, the CEO of Think Atom, said yesterday in his address to delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum. In his keynote speech, Selling the benefits instead of the fear - How to turn the discussion on the future of nuclear into an expansive and progressive one, Partanen said the positive facts about nuclear are lost to poor messaging.

Date: Friday, 16 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-industry-must-change-the-way-it-communicat

As policymakers grapple with the twin challenges of climate change and a post-COVID economic recovery, the benefits of nuclear power are clearer than ever, but the industry still has some way to go in addressing perceptions of its alleged drawbacks with cost, safety and radioactive waste. This was the overriding message of the three panellists in a webinar held last week by Utilities Middle East in partnership with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Friday, 01 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-barrier-to-nuclear-is-perception,-says-panel

Leaders of World Nuclear Association working groups participated in a webinar yesterday to highlight some of the issues of key importance to the global nuclear industry. These include: harmonisation in reactor licensing; energy market design; safety regulation; and, new applications of nuclear energy. The Industry Gamechangers webinar was a pre-event to the Association's Strategic eForum to be held next week.

Date: Friday, 04 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-industry-leaders-discuss-game-changing-iss

The Australian Workers Union (AWU) has told a federal government roundtable event that it supports the lifting of the country's ban on nuclear energy. The union is nation's oldest and largest 'blue-collar' trade union, having more than 100,000 members.

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Australian-trade-union-calls-for-nuclear-inclusion

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, established last year by the South Australia state government, has said a facility accepting nuclear waste and used fuel created by the global power generation, industry, medicine and research could be viable and could deliver significant economic benefits to the state, generating more than AUD5bn (3.6bn) a year in revenue. South Australia, which hosts the Olympic Dam uranium mine, set up the commission last year to look at the role the state should play in the nuclear industry, from mining and enrichment to energy generation and waste storage.

Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsaustralian-commission-supports-waste-storage-4814225

European Union (EU) funding for research on nuclear energy-related activities is channelled through the Euratom Framework Programme (FP), a multi-annual programme under the Euratom Treaty. Geological disposal research has been an FP priority since the 1980s. Over the years, some EUR300 million have been provided to support member states’ national programmes, covering basic studies and phenomenology in the early years, to large-scale demonstrations in underground research laboratories and licensing-related issues in more recent programmes. In the 7th Euratom FP (2007-2011), the focus is increasingly ‘implementation oriented’.

Date: Tuesday, 09 March 2010
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsa-direction-for-disposal