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The controversial uranium mine in Salamanca is given green light by Euratom

06/04/2017

The new uranium mine is located in the town of Retortillo and plans are to obtain its first production by the end of 2018. It is expected that when the project, launched by an Australian company, reaches the design production it will be able to meet approximately 10% of EU’s total uranium requirements.

The Renewables Foundation says that nuclear power plants must and can be closed down in 2024

29/03/2017

The Renewables Foundation appeared on Wednesday before the rapporteurship in charge of relations with the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN), constituted within the Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda Commission of the Congress of Deputies. Its aim is to ratify the feasibility of shutting down the Nuclear power plants at the end of their current operating license […]

 

The CSN passes the hot potato of Garoña to the Government

21/02/2017

The latest decision on the future of Garoña is now on the Government´s roof, after the Plenum of the Nuclear Safety Council, (CSN for its acronym in Spanish) yesterday issued a favorable report, although with many conditions, to renew the nuclear power plant´s authorization to operate, following cessation of electricity production since December 16, 2012.

Entergy, the closest nuclear power plant to New York, could pull the plug in 2021

10/02/2017

Entergy Nuclear and the state of New York have agreed to retire the two nuclear reactors of the Indian Point Energy Center, 25 miles north of New York City. They will cease their activity in a staggered way, one in April 2020 and the other one, one year later.

 

Fusion plants to be commercially available in 2050

12/12/2016

The global energy system of 2050 will have to consider fusion as yet another element. This is the conclusion of several of the researchers who participated in the Fusion Energy Conference FEC 2016 that took place in Kyoto, Japan, in late October. The event aimed to provide a forum for experts to discuss the new […]

The nuclear shutdown in Spain would create 300,000 jobs, according to Greenpeace

09/11/2016

Greenpeace report “The inevitable closure of the Spanish nuclear power plants: an economic and social opportunity” also draws attention to the fact that although the Spanish nuclear fleet has already reached 84% of its useful life, the funding available for its dismantling does not even reach 30%.

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