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Czech power company CEZ and its Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II) subsidiary has received updated binding bids from Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and France's EDF for the construction of four new nuclear units in the Czech Republic. EDF is proposing its EPR1200 reactor, KHNP is proposing its APR1000.

Date: Friday, 03 May 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskhnp-and-edf-submit-updated-bids-for-four-new-czech-units-as-ec-approves-state-aid-11733137

The Group of Seven (G7) nations undertook to support the use of nuclear energy in countries that opt for its use, following a two-day Ministerial Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment in Italy. The G7 includes Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the USA as well as the European Union. The ministerial meeting was in preparation for the G7 summit planned for June.

Date: Friday, 03 May 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsg7-acknowledges-need-for-nuclear-despite-differences-on-energy-policy-11733162

Energy and environment ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) countries meeting in Turin have reportedly reached a deal to shut down their coal-fired power plants in the first half of the 2030s. Italian energy minister Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, who is chairing the meeting said there is a technical agreement pending a final political decision.

Date: Wednesday, 01 May 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsg7-energy-ministers-reach-understanding-on-coal-but-nuclear-remains-contentious-11724573

Representatives of the nuclear industry have issued a statement calling for Group of Seven (G7) governments to embrace nuclear deployment as a strategic priority, by maximising use of existing nuclear power plants and setting clear plans for further deployment that would fulfil the targets they set at COP28, to triple global nuclear capacity.

Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-industry-calls-for-continued-G7-support

The EDF group is reorganising its nuclear business to improve efficiency in preparation for planned government investment in the nuclear power sector. In 2022, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the revival of the French nuclear industry and the planned construction of six new EPR2 type reactors. The first was to be commissioned by 2035 at the latest.

Date: Saturday, 06 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsedf-reorganises-its-nuclear-business-11661384

World leaders gathered in Brussels at the first ever Nuclear Energy Summit co-chaired by the Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi. The Summit was the highest-level meeting to date exclusively focused on the topic of nuclear energy. It followed inclusion of nuclear energy in the Global Stocktake agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai in December 2023 and the launch of the IAEA’s Atoms4NetZero initiative.

Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuclear-energy-summit-attracts-world-leaders-11632691

Bulgaria's Energy Minister Rumen Radev, during a visit to Paris has signed a declaration of intent with French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire to establish bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear energy. The French Economy Ministry said as members of the European Nuclear Alliance, France and Bulgaria emphasise the essential role of nuclear energy to achieve the objective of climate neutrality of the European Union by 2050 and to strengthen energy security and sovereignty. The two countries will continue their co-operation both within the Alliance and bilaterally.

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbulgaria-and-france-to-strengthen-nuclear-energy-cooperation-11551666

The International Energy Agency (IEA) in its latest report, Electricity 2024, dedicates a significant amount of space to nuclear power – a departure from its previous studies which treated it as peripheral. In its press release on the new report, IEA says the increase in electricity generation from renewables and nuclear "appears to be pushing the power sector's emissions into structural decline". Over the next three years, low-emissions generation is set to rise at twice the annual growth rate between 2018 and 2023. Global emissions from electricity generation are expected to decrease by 2.4% in 2024, followed by smaller declines in 2025 and 2026.

Date: Friday, 26 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-acknowledges-significance-of-nuclear-energy-in-new-report-11463539

The UK's Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, which was expected to be completed in 2027 and cost up to GBP26 billion, is now unlikely to be operational before 2030, with the overall cost revised to between GBP31 to GBP34 billion (in 2015 prices), EDF has said.

Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-announces-Hinkley-Point-C-delay-and-big-rise-i