G7 nations’ ministers agree to phase out coal use by 2035

Environment Ministers from the G7 nations have committed themselves to phase out the use of coal by 2035 as part of a wider effort to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of fossil fuels.

Bangladesh nuclear plant receives more equipment as unit 1 prepares to get operational

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Equipment consisting of high and low-pressure wedge gates and swing check valves for the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bangladesh located at Rooppur have been shipped from Russia to Bangladesh, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Report on synchronizing energy transitions towards possible Net-Zero for India

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Nuclear energy forms a substantial part of India’s power generation strategy towards achieving carbon-neutrality by 2070, although coal is projected to continue for the next two decades as the backbone of the Indian energy system, according to an official report published last month.

Commissioning work begins for unit 1 of first nuclear power plant in Turkey

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Commissioning work has started for unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Turkey, according to a statement earlier this month by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

South Korea’s ‘artificial sun’ KSTAR sets new world record in plasma operation

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Scientists at South Korea’s magnetic fusion device Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) announced late last month that KSTAR had set a world record by reaching the temperature of over 100 million degrees Celsius for a period of 48 seconds.

Record number of countries and participants take part in Atomexpo-2024

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A record number of 75 countries took part in the recently concluded 13th edition of the international nuclear power conference-cum-exhibition, Atomexpo 2024, organised by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Unit 4 of Arab world’s first nuclear plant located in UAE connected to grid

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The fourth unit of the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Barakah has been connected to the national grid, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp.

India’s second indigenously built 700 MW reactor at Kakrapar connected to grid

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India’s second fully indigenously built 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) – the unit 4 at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) in Gujarat state – was connected to the grid last month, according to the operator state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).

Russia develops ultra-high-pressure cylinders for hydrogen storage and transport

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In another significant step for low-carbon energy development from alternate sources, the Russian state atomic energy corporation announced last month that its subsidiary Centrotech has manufactured and successfully tested prototype metal-composite cylinders of various volumes intended for hydrogen storage and transportation.

Russia increased isotope export in 2023 by 15%; exports to China, India helped growth

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Isotope JSC, a subsidiary of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, increased its annual export supplies of isotope in 2023 by 15 percent, according to a company statement.