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New wave of U.S. sanctions target Russia’s foreign suppliers and industrial base

On May 1, the U.S. Department of State together with the U.S. Treasury Department unveiled a wide-ranging new list of anti-Russia sanctions covering an...

The influence of Russia’s nuclear industry steadily expanding in Turkey

Turkey's decision last month that Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom will build the country’s second nuclear power plant, most likely at a site...

Pro-nuclear leaders push atomic energy to cut CO2 emissions, boost security of supply

A global push to expand nuclear power continued recently as world leaders from more than 30 countries and the European Union met at the...

New study finds strong public support for advanced nuclear energy

A new, multinational report released today found that there is widespread public support for using advanced nuclear energy technologies to generate electricity. Based on...

Kazakhstan to enhance foreign investment

Kazakhstan’s open-door policy to foreign investment remains the Central Asian republic’s strategic priority, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told the Foreign Investor Council’s Meeting on February...

Despite heavy imports, France still biggest electricity exporter in Europe

France maintained its position as the biggest net exporter of power in Europe in the second half of 2021, despite an extreme reliance on...

EU Commission declares gas, nuclear can be sustainable

The European Commission presented on February 2 a controversial Taxonomy Complementary Climate Delegated Act on climate change mitigation and adaptation covering certain gas and...

Kyrgyzstan, Russia’s Rosatom ink MoU on SMR nuke plant construction

Russia’s state atomic corporation Rosatom and Kyrgyzstan agreed on January 20 to cooperate on the construction of small modular reactor nuclear power plants in...

EU taxonomy: No greenwashing of environment damaging activities

The introduction of the taxonomy is a great success for us Greens, future-oriented companies and civil society forces working on it for years. But...

How nuclear can help the planet achieve net-zero

Nuclear power offers the world an abundant future if it is embraced, said speakers at an event jointly organised by the New Nuclear Watch...

Serbia, Rosatom ink deal to build a Center for Nuclear Science and Technology in Serbia

The Serbian government and Russia’s state atomic corporation Rosatom signed a General Framework Agreement to construct a Center for Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST)...

Turkey’s regulatory authority issues construction license for Akkuyu NPP Unit 4

Turkey’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority’s Board has agreed to issue a construction license for Unit 4 of Akkuyu nuclear power plant to Akkuyu Nuclear JSC,...

Rosatom starts ATF operation at Rostov NPP in Southwest Russia

Russia’s state atomic corporation Rosatom said on September 20 the first Russian-made fuel bundles with experimental ATF fuel rods (Advanced Technology Fuel) have been...

With the AUKUS pact, the US has opted to snub some of its European partners

In the nearly nine months since he took office, it has become apparent that the US and European Union will not immediately experience a...

Rosatom to build Kaliningrad plant for lithium-ion cells and storage production

Russia’s state atomic corporation Rosatom announced on September 15, RENERA, a subsidiary of its TVEL Fuel Company, and the Kaliningrad Region government have signed...

Russia’s Rosatom inks deal to build small modular reactor NPP in Yakutian Arctic

On the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, the Republic of Sakha...

An EU diplomatic ‘bâdgir’ in Vienna: The Iran nuclear deal 2.0

When things get hot, you look to cool them down. Persian culture is too familiar with heat with scorching Middle East temperatures. One of...

How Europe risks scoring an own goal on nuclear energy

On July 14, the European Commission took up an extensive policy initiative designed to bring the European Union’s net greenhouse gas emissions down by...

Ice station Arctic: Rosatom weighs underwater impact for nuke facilities

Russia’s state atomic corporation Rosatom and Moscow State University’s Marine Research Centre have signed a cooperation agreement, aiming to make possible pilot projects for...

EU Parliament adopts greener funds for regional development and cooperation

The European Parliament adopted on June 23 three EU funds to strengthen the EU’s economic, social and territorial cohesion with a total of €243...

Russia’s Rosatom develops lower uranium enrichment for Finland’s Loviisa NPP

Russia’s state atomic corporation Rosatom said on May 24 its TVEL Fuel Company has completed development of the new modification of VVER-440 fuel for...

US wants Iran nuke deal reinstated, but tied to safeguards

US President Joe Biden says that restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as 'the Iran nuclear deal', must be followed...

Learning the lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Thirty five years after the Chernobyl nuclear explosion in 1986 it is now clear that the long term consequences have been very different from...

EU frets, Iran plans 60% uranium enrichment after nuke site attack

The European Union said Brussels is extremely worried by Iran’s deputy foreign minister announcement that the regime in Tehran will start enriching uranium at...

Russia’s Delo Group and Rosatom switch Novorossiysk port terminals to wind power

Delo Group, Russia’s largest transport and logistics holding, and Atomenergoprom, a company of state atomic corporation Rosatom consolidating all Russian civil assets, signed on...

Putin, Erdogan launch construction of Russia’s Akkuyu NPP Unit 3 in Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined via videoconference on March 10 a ceremony commemorating the start of Unit 3...

From nuclear to hydrogen: How the town closest to Fukushima rose from disaster with a vision of renewable energy in only 10 years

March 11, 2011, was a day I shall never forget, a day when the people of Namie in northern Japan lost so much and...

Lithuania sees red, EU nuke team checks Rosatom-built Belarus plant

European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group ENSREG has just visited Belarus in order to complete a report that summarises the first stage of peer review...

Iran threatens to block snap nuclear inspections

Iran threatened on Monday to block snap inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog from next week if other parties to the 2015 nuclear deal...

EU voices concerns over Iran enrichment, nuclear deal

The European Commission voiced its concerns on Tuesday over Iran's plans to enrich uranium up to 20% purity at its underground Fordow nuclear facility...

Brexit pushes UK to begin own emissions trading system in 2021

Due to Brexit, the UK government said on December 14 it will launch an emissions trading system (ETS) for domestic industry and power generation...

US walks alone in Iran sanctions, EU goes other way

The European Union remains committed to implementing the Iran nuclear deal as a matter of respecting international agreements and of the bloc’s shared international...

Russia’s Rosatom wins contract for Bulgarian NPP modernisation

Rusatom Service, the electric power division of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, and Bulgaria’s Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant signed a contract on neutron-flux monitoring...

Rosatom makes first set of steam generators for Bangladesh NPP

Atommash, which is part of Atomenergomash, the mechanical engineering division of Russian state atomic corporation Rosatom, performed the fit up and welding of set...

US tells Iran it must let inspectors into its nuclear sites

The US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook demanded that the Islamic Republic, Washington's arch-enemy in the Middle East, immediately ensure that UN inspectors...

UN warns of sharp increase in Iran’s uranium stockpile

Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium since November in violation of its 2015 deal with world powers, the UN’s International Atomic...

EU's Court of Auditors says Commission should update nuclear-safety rules

The European Commission has met its responsibilities on legislation and oversight of nuclear safety across Europe, but more steps are required to improve the...

Finland to become EU’s sole uranium producer

The Finnish government has granted a uranium recovery and refinery permit to Terrafame, making the country the EU’s only uranium producer. The company’s main activities...

Kazatomprom to sell interest in Kazakhstan-Russian atomic enterprise

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan –Kazatomprom said on 31 January Kazakhstan’s national atomic company plans to sell its 50% interest minus one share in the Uranium Enrichment...

Trump rejects climate action, Thunberg slams Davos elites

The annual World Economic Forum kicked off with US president Donald Trump criticising climate activists, in contrast with young activist Greta Thunberg who urged...

France, UK reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal

UK prime minister Boris Johnson and French president Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed their commitment to the Iran nuclear during a meeting on the sidelines of...

EU vows to try to save nuke deal as Iran steps away after Soleimani killing

The European Union said it will "spare no efforts” to keep the 2015 nuclear deal preventing Iran from developing atomic weapons. The head of the...

Iran abandons 2015 nuclear deal after Soleimani killing

Iran will no longer abide by any of the limits of its 2015 nuclear deal, its state television has announced on 5 January. The move...

North Korea warns of ‘new strategic weapon’

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said on 1 January that the world will witness a new strategic weapon soon, according to the the...

Finland to start constructing nuclear plant with Russian reactor in 2021

SOCHI, Russia – Fennovoima is proceeding with plans to build the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in the northern Finnish city of Pyhäjoki and...

Oil prices likely to rise as US plans to officially pull out of Iran deal

US President Donald J. Trump has said the United States will pull out of a nuclear agreement with Iran and any company dealing with...

From Russia: Reactor will drive Finnish nuclear power plant

SOCHI, Russia –Finnish nuclear power company Fennovoima is expected to begin constructing the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in the northern part of Finland...

Strange bedfellows: Iran sanctions, EU posturing and volatile oil markets

Oil prices remained near three and a half year highs on May 11 as the United States plans to reintroduce sanctions against Iran after...

Russia, Finland, Iceland warm up to Arctic cooperation

Arctic countries gathered in Arkhangelsk, Russia, to discuss current issues relating to the region. Russian President Vladimir Putin with his Finnish and Icelandic counterparts...

Russian NPP strives to connect Central-East Europe’s energy markets

Russia said a nuclear power plant that is being prepared for the resumption of the active phase of construction in Kaliningrad could connect Central...

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