Nuclear

Europe: Renewables in 2022 in five charts – and what to expect in 2023

The European power market was caught in a storm in 2022. The ongoing recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic as well…

For ‘Great British Nuclear’, the British government needs to step up

In December 2022, the UK government announced it will invest £77m ($95.4m) to support nuclear fuel production and next-generation advanced…

The French-Spanish ‘BarMar’ pipeline will do little to address the energy crisis in the short-term

After several months of deadlock, the leaders of Spain, France and Portugal agreed on 20 October to move ahead with…

What will Italy’s new right-wing government mean for energy?

Giorgia Meloni is a known known in Italy. She has spent her entire life in politics, starting when she joined…

Weekly data: Japan eyes return to nuclear power

More than a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese policymakers are shifting their stance on nuclear power. Japanese Prime…

Labour’s Great British Energy plan could spur UK investment

Plans for a state-owned power generation company, announced by the leader of the opposition Labour Party, have the potential to…

Small modular reactors: What is taking so long?

The growing urgency of the climate crisis and, more recently, the energy crisis has reawakened global interest in nuclear energy.…

Two years on: How Energy Monitor is documenting the race to net zero

As European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled fresh proposals to combat the energy crisis on 14 September, around…

Nuclear lifetime extensions: Is the juice worth the squeeze?

The Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 resulted in the displacement of 160,000 people. As with Chernobyl in 1986, the world…

Weekly data: Shift in Germany’s perception of nuclear energy

In Germany, energy insecurity has sparked discussions about keeping the country’s last three nuclear power plants running longer than planned.…