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#FORATOM – EU needs to allocate more funds to nuclear research and innovation

#FORATOM – EU needs to allocate more funds to nuclear research and innovation

| September 4, 2019

Nuclear research and innovation (R&I) projects need to receive a higher level of financial support from the European Union (EU) in order to help the bloc meet its climate and energy goals, according to a new position paper issued by FORATOM. More EU funding should be allocated to those areas which provide the most added […]

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#AkademikLomonosov – World’s first floating nuclear power station set for launch this week

#AkademikLomonosov – World’s first floating nuclear power station set for launch this week

| August 19, 2019

A floating nuclear power plant will this week be towed via the Northern Sea Route to its final destination in the Arctic, marking a “historic milestone” in Arctic exploration. On 23 August the Russian company Rosatom will start towing its first floating nuclear power plant from Murmansk to Pevek in Chukotka. Called Akademik Lomonosov (pictured), […]

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#FORATOM highlights importance of long-term operation of existing nuclear fleet

#FORATOM highlights importance of long-term operation of existing nuclear fleet

| July 11, 2019

Ensuring the long-term operation of the European nuclear fleet will help Europe achieve its climate goals at an affordable cost, according to a position paper issued on 10 July by FORATOM.  “The intermediate decarbonization targets in the transition towards 2050 cannot be achieved without the LTO of existing nuclear power plants,” said FORATOM Director General […]

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#FORATOM – #NuclearEuropeLeaders call for industry and policymakers to work together for a prosperous and carbon-free Europe

#FORATOM – #NuclearEuropeLeaders call for industry and policymakers to work together for a prosperous and carbon-free Europe

| June 27, 2019

Senior representatives from across the nuclear supply chain have outlined what they believe needs to be done in order to achieve a decarbonized Europe by 2050, whilst at the same time maintaining growth and jobs. In their joint manifesto they call upon EU policymakers to work with them to overcome the hurdles which have the […]

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#FORATOM highlights need for investment in all low-carbon technologies to meet climate challenges

#FORATOM highlights need for investment in all low-carbon technologies to meet climate challenges

| April 3, 2019

The world is facing a major challenge – in order to prevent irreversible climate change, global warming needs to be kept below 1.5 degrees.  For Europe, this means a full decarbonization of its economy.  And this, in turn, requires adequate financing and investment in ALL low-carbon technologies.  The EIB Energy Lending Policy consultation came to […]

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EU needs #NuclearEnergy to ensure a sustainable, low-carbon future

EU needs #NuclearEnergy to ensure a sustainable, low-carbon future

| February 8, 2019

Nuclear energy can help the European Union achieve a sustainable and low-carbon future while at the same time providing people with reliable and affordable electricity. In a dedicated position paper, FORATOM highlights nuclear energy’s three main advantages in this context: environmental sustainability, energy independence, and economic contribution. The role nuclear energy will play in Europe’s […]

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Closure of #Fessenheim cannot hide nuclear agenda of French government – quote from #MichèleRivasi

Closure of #Fessenheim cannot hide nuclear agenda of French government – quote from #MichèleRivasi

| November 28, 2018

On 27 November, French President Macron (pictured) announced the closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in 2020 and other nuclear plants by 2035. However, the closure of just 4-6 reactors by 2030 will in effect see several operations prolonged beyond their safe limits of 40 years. Michèle Rivasi, spokesman on nuclear power for the […]

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