2021 saw higher nuclear generation, better reactor performance over 2020: WNA report  

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Reversing the decline in 2020 caused by Covid-19, nuclear power generation increased by 100 terawatt hours (TWh) to reach 2653 TWh in 2021, meeting 10 percent of the global electricity demand, according to the World Nuclear Association (WNN) latest performance report.

Nuclear power can play major role in achieving net zero emissions by 2050: IEA

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Amidst the current global energy crisis, nuclear power has the potential to play a significant role in helping countries to securely transition to energy systems dominated by renewables, according to a new special report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released late last month.

Construction starts of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant 

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A ceremony was held earlier this month to mark the start of construction in Egypt’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at El Dabaa where the “first concrete” was poured at the NPP site.

Myanmar, Russia sign MoUs on cooperation in nuclear energy 

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The government of Myanmar has signed various Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom for cooperation in training and skill development in the field of atomic energy, and shaping positive public opinion on nuclear power in the Southeast Asian nation, according to a Rosatom statement earlier this week.

ITER to unveil new project timetable following delays caused by pandemic

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While the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) achieved a major machine assembly milestone in May 2022 with the first sub-section of the ITER plasma chamber being lifted out of tooling and lowered into the machine well, the ITER organisation is currently having to revise the timelines for the world’s largest nuclear fusion project owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

European Parliament backs green label for gas, nuclear power

European Union (EU) lawmakers have voted down an objection to labeling gas and nuclear power as sustainable energy sources.

South Korea to raise nuclear in energy mix to 30% by 2030, restarts work on 2 reactors 

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In a reversal of the previous administration’s policy, the South Korean government said last week that it would raise the share of nuclear power generation in the country to at least 30 percent by 2030 and resume construction of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant (NPP) units 3 and 4.

India’s Kudankulam NPP to be supplied with advanced sensors for reactor control system  

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Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom subsidiary Luch Scientific Production Association has signed an agreement to supply thermocouples for four units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (NPP) in India, according to a Rosatom release.

Metal structures erected for inner containment dome of unit 2 at Bangladesh’s nuclear plant

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Metal structures for the inner containment dome of the second unit at the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bangladesh were installed at the construction site in Rooppur, according to a statement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Egyptian nuclear regulator issues permit to build unit 1 of first nuclear plant in Egypt

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The Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) has issued a permit for the construction of unit 1 of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at El Dabaa, according to a release by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.