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Serbia should prioritise larger nuclear over SMRs – expert

Date: 20.02.2024 Author: Dušan Telesković
Serbia should prioritise larger nuclear over SMRs – expertPhoto: Pixabay

Serbia should opt for the construction of a higher capacity nuclear power plant instead of small modular reactors (SMRs), energy expert Milos Zdravkovic told Montel on Tuesday.

Swedish developer eyes fusion reactor by early 2030s

Date: 13.02.2024 Author: Anton Tigerstedt, Montel
Swedish developer eyes fusion reactor by early 2030sPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

A Swedish developer aims to have a pilot reactor using nuclear fusion technology in operation by the early 2030s following a key technological breakthrough, it said.

EPR size, complexity root of delays, spiralling costs – experts

Date: 08.02.2024 Author: Elise Wu, Montel
EPR size, complexity root of delays, spiralling costs – expertsPhoto: EDF

The size and complexity of the European pressurised reactor (EPR) model was a key reason for the delays and cost overruns that have plagued the new-generation units being built in France, Finland and

EDF's nuclear struggles dampen EU nuclear prospects

Date: 08.02.2024 Author: Muriel Boselli, Montel
EDF's nuclear struggles dampen EU nuclear prospectsPhoto: Pixabay

The latest setbacks at the UK’s new Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant have cast a shadow over Europe's nuclear revival, experts told Montel, with one former EDF executive saying France’s nuclear

EC to set up SMR industrial alliance this year

Date: 07.02.2024 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
EC to set up SMR industrial alliance this yearPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The European Commission is setting up an industrial alliance for small modular reactors (SMR) to help speed up their deployment by early 2030.

German net power imports to triple this year – Icis

Date: 29.01.2024 Author: Nathan Witkop and Elise Wu, Montel
German net power imports to triple this year – IcisPhoto: Montel

German net electricity imports are set to rise more than threefold in 2024 as the nation continues its coal exit on the heels of a nuclear phase-out, consultancy Icis said on Monday.

Bulgarian 2 GW new nuclear plan advancing – minister

Date: 26.01.2024 Author: Yana Palagacheva
Bulgarian 2 GW new nuclear plan advancing – ministerPhoto: www.kznpp.org

Bulgaria is actively working towards building Kozloduy nuclear plant units 7 and 8, each with a planned capacity of 1 GW, energy minister Rumen Radev said in Sofia late on Thursday.

Low-emissions power to meet demand growth to 2026 – IEA

Date: 24.01.2024 Author: Laurence Walker, Montel
Low-emissions power to meet demand growth to 2026 – IEAPhoto: Montel

Clean sources of electricity generation are set to cover all of the world’s additional power demand over the next three years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.

Slovenia should aim for 2035 nuclear unit start – minister

Date: 22.01.2024 Author: Valerija Hozjan
Slovenia should aim for 2035 nuclear unit start – ministerPhoto: GEN energija

Slovenia should find a way to ensure that its new nuclear unit is connected to the grid in 2035 and that its power supply remains stable, energy minister Bojan Kumer said on Monday.

Europe’s green power hits record high in 2023 – EnAppSys

Date: 10.01.2024 Author: Laurence Walker, Montel
Europe’s green power hits record high in 2023 – EnAppSysPhoto: Dalibor Dobrić

Power generation from renewable sources in Europe hit a record high of more than 1,300 TWh in 2023 amid increased wind power capacity and decreasing demand throughout the year, said Montel’s

Several EU nations call for nuclear in national climate plans

Date: 20.12.2023 Author: Elise Wu, Montel
Several EU nations call for nuclear in national climate plansPhoto: Pixabay

An alliance of pro-nuclear European nations called on Tuesday for the recognition of atomic power and not only renewables as part of national plans to meet the bloc’s climate targets.

Emissions to fall up to 18% in 2023 on green growth – EnAppSys

Date: 18.12.2023 Author: Laurence Walker, Montel
Emissions to fall up to 18% in 2023 on green growth – EnAppSysPhoto: Montel

Emissions from Europe’s power industry are set to fall 15-18% this year with green energy sources estimated at around 46% of the power mix, up 6 percentage points year on year, said Montel’s



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