UN chief calls for more action on climate change
Without greater leadership and ambition, the world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has warned.
Nuclear vital to decarbonisation, finds MIT study
The challenge of climate change will be more difficult and costly to solve unless nuclear energy is included in the energy mix, according to a newly released study from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI).
Completion of fuel loading at Tianwan 4
The process of loading of all 163 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 4 at China's Tianwan nuclear power plant has been completed. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to begin operating by the end of this year.
Fuel loading under way at fourth Tianwan unit
The loading of fuel into the core of unit 4 at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province has begun ahead of its start-up, Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has announced. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to begin operating by the end of this year.
Second Sanmen AP1000 connected to grid
Unit 2 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has been connected to the electricity grid and has begun supplying power. In late-June, Sanmen 1 became the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation.
Viewpoint: Clean energy policies key to meeting Harmony goals
Changes in energy policy, including in the USA, are needed in order to achieve the aims of the Harmony Programme, writes Josh Freed, who spoke on this topic at World Nuclear Association Symposium 2018 in September.
Core catcher installation under way at Rooppur 1
Installation has begun of the core catcher - a passive safety system - for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced.
Turbine equipment installed at Leningrad II-2
Installation of the main equipment for the turbine of unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia has been completed and according to schedule, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said yesterday.
IAEA nurtures nuclear education in Asia Pacific
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held the first in a series of six regional training courses for secondary school science teachers last month in Indonesia. The courses aim to equip teachers in Asia Pacific to inspire a new generation of nuclear scientists and engineers by engaging students and enhancing their understanding of nuclear science and technology.
WANO completes reviews of Leningrad and Tianwan plants
A team from the World Association of Nuclear Operators' (WANO's) Moscow Centre has completed its independent review of unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia. The VVER 1200 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation before the end of this year. The Moscow Centre also organised a pre-operational peer review at unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The Russian-designed 1060 MWe VVER-1000 pressurised water reactor is expected to begin operating in March 2019.