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The UK’s energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the country was "firmly committed to deploying new nuclear" as he toured construction work at Hinkley Point C. It follows House of Commons approval for the Nuclear Financing Bill, which ministers hope will make the financing of new nuclear attractive to British funds and institutional investors. 

Date: Saturday, 15 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/y

The Unit B2 (Reactor 4) of the Hunterston NPP in North Ayrshire, Scotland, was permanently shut down on 7 January after generating electricity for 46 years.

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfinal-shutdown-for-uks-hunterston-b-9388015

Disruptions in Kazakhstan, where ongoing unrest may add to pre-existing operating risks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, could be a "significant catalyst" for the uranium market, Canadian uranium company Cameco has said. Kazakh uranium producer Kazatomprom has said it will meet all delivery deadlines.

Date: Saturday, 08 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uranium-sector-monitors-evolving-Kazakh-situation

UK-based Rolls Royce Group announced that it has reached agreement with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, to invest £85 million ($112m) in Rolls-Royce SMR Limited. QIA will join Rolls-Royce Group, BNF Resources UK Ltd and Exelon Generation Ltd as shareholders in Rolls-Royce SMR, taking a 10% share of the equity.

Date: Wednesday, 22 December 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsqatari-investment-for-rolls-royce-smr-9337115

Protocols to amend two international instruments strengthening the rights to compensation for those affected by nuclear energy accidents have been formally ratified and will enter into force on 1 January.

Date: Wednesday, 22 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-liability-protocols-ratified-to-strengthen

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) - the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar - has become the latest shareholder in Rolls-Royce SMR Ltd. The project company commercialising a new reactor design is now fully funded, said the Rolls-Royce Group.

Date: Tuesday, 21 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Qatar-invests-in-Rolls-Royce-SMR

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 15 December that it will soon install new surveillance cameras at Iran’s Karaj centrifuge component manufacturing workshop under an agreement reached by Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and the Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Mohammad Eslami.

Date: Saturday, 18 December 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-and-iran-agreement-to-replace-cameras-at-karaj-facility-9329984

Reactor fleet generates a quarter of Europe’s electricity “A range of studies have confirmed that the long-term operation of the existing nuclear fleet is the cheapest source of electricity," said Yves Desbazeille, Foratom's head. Brussels-based nuclear industry group Foratom has published a position paper calling for the long-term operation (LTO) of the European Union’s domestic nuclear reactor fleet as a way to achieve the bloc’s climate goals at an “affordable cost”, while also reducing energy import dependency.

Foratom said “an increasing number of experts” recognise that the energy sector’s decarbonisation cannot be achieved by using renewable sources alone and must be coupled with nuclear power if the world is to reach its net zero goals by 2050.

In this regard, the group said, the LTO of Europe’s nuclear plants can help meet mid-term emission reduction targets by 2030, reduce the EU’s energy import dependency and boost security of supply, and support the integration of more variable renewables to the grid.

Date: Thursday, 16 December 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/long-term-operation-of-existing-nuclear-to-help-eu-meet-2030-climate-targets-12-3-2021

Nuclear fuel cycle companies are taking steps to reduce their operational carbon emissions through recent announcements. Orano is partnering with freight rail operator Fret SNCF to develop its carbon-free transport in France and Europe; UK company Nuclear Transport Solutions' rail division has launched a new locomotive design to trial the use of a low-emission renewable alternative to diesel; and in Russia, ARMZ Mining Machinery has increased the use of battery-operated machinery at its Priargunsky mining operations.

Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Decarbonising-nuclear-supply-chain-logistics