Dutch body advises government to reconsider nuclear

Saturday, March 15, 2008

AMSTERDAM, March 13 (Reuters) - A Dutch advisory body is recommending the government keep the option of nuclear power open and review it along with all possible future sources of energy, according to a report released on Thursday.

The SER socio-economic advisory body said the cabinet should consider the expansion of nuclear energy in two years when it is due to evaluate its climate policies.

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Minister sparks row over nuclear power

Friday, March 7, 2008

A row has blown up in the Netherlands over comments by the environment minister who said on Wednesday that she wants the construction of new nuclear power plants to meet extremely strict criteria.

Her high demands for security and radioactive waste means she would only accept the so-called fourth generation of nuclear reactors, according to various media reports. This would make it unlikely that new nuclear power plants could go online before 2030.

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Advice on nuclear power postponed

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

An influential advisory body has cancelled a press conference scheduled for Wednesday afternoon because it is divided on what advice to give the government on nuclear power, reports ANP news service.

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Dutch university bans Iranian students

Thursday, January 3, 2008

By Ruben Temming*


Iranian students are not welcome at the Technical University Twente in the town of Enschede. At the request of the Education Ministry and the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the university has agreed not to admit any Iranian students. The government fears that Iranian students and workers would steal sensitive nuclear information to help their government develop nuclear weapons. The university's decision is the direct result of a 2006 UN resolution calling on member states to prevent Iran from gaining access to nuclear knowledge.

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EIB Urenco loan

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

29 October 2007 - The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €200 million to Urenco to help expand two uranium enrichment plants, in England and the Netherlands.The money will help the company install new centrifuge cascades in both plants.

The EIB memorandum stated: “This project forms part of the company’s medium-term investment programme, meeting global uranium enrichment demand by the use of Urenco’s world-leading energy-efficient technology.”

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NSG member Germany is not enthusiastic about nuke deal

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

24 Oct, 2007, 0242 hrs IST, TNN

NEW DELHI: The US hope that the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal will be carried forward is not mirrored on the international stage. The issue is not likely to feature in any major way during the high profile visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to India from October 29 to November 1. It is understood that under the present situation, Germany, which will soon chair the Nuclear Suppliers Group, sees no point in formulating a position towards India’s civilian nuclear aspiration.

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Delta bouwt centrales over de grens

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

PZC, 5 oktober 2007

Energiebedrijf Delta wil in België centrales bouwen. De ruimte in het Sloe wil het benutten voor een tweede kerncentrale. "Met de Sloecentrale zijn we er niet."
De palen voor de Sloecentrale zijn koud de grond in of Delta kijkt al weer verder. "We moeten wel, om de concurrentie het hoofd te bieden." Voor de duidelijkheid trekt Dick van der Klaauw, directeur energie, een vergelijking met koeriersbedrijven. "Wij zijn een koerier met vier auto's en concurreren met bedrijven met drieduizend wagens. Valt er bij ons een auto uit, dan merken we dat direct."

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Life time extension Borssele

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Covenant Between the Government and the Borssele Operator Concerning the Life Extension (2006)

On 16 June 2006, a covenant was concluded between the Dutch Government and the operators of the Borssele nuclear power plant concerning the plant’s life extension. N.V. Elektriciteits Produktiemaatschappij Zuid-Nederland EPZ (hereinafter EPZ) was granted a licence for an indefinite period pursuant to the 1963 Nuclear Energy Act to operate the Borssele nuclear power plant. Essent Energie B.V. and Delta Energie B.V. each hold a 50% stake in the shares of EPZ.

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ECN-studie brengt stand van zaken kernenergie in kaart

Thursday, October 4, 2007

2 oktober 2007 - Fact-finding studie in opdracht van de SER

De Sociaal Economische Raad (SER) heeft het Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland (ECN) een fact-finding studie laten uitvoeren waarin feiten en gegevens over kernenergie zijn verzameld. Op basis van deze studie bereidt de SER een advies voor over de rol van kernenergie in de toekomstige energievoorziening. Uitgangspunt van dit SER-advies is het streven naar een duurzame energievoorziening, die tegelijkertijd betrouwbaar, schoon, veilig, betaalbaar en toegankelijk is.

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EUR 200 million for uranium enrichment facilities in UK and Netherlands

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Date of release: 24/09/2007

The European Investment Bank has signed a EUR 200 million loan with Urenco Ltd for the expansion of two uranium enrichment plants based in the UK and the Netherlands. This project forms part of the company’s medium-term investment programme, meeting global uranium enrichment demand by the use of Urenco’s world-leading energy-efficient technology.

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