European nuclear energy academy to open in Germany

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The European Nuclear Energy Leadership Academy (ENELA) is going to open in Germany to attract university graduates to the nuclear energy sector and train future leaders in the field.

The founding treaty of ENELA was signed here on Thursday by six European nuclear energy companies, which are shareholders of the academy.

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Nuclear lobby buoyant as Europe warms up to atomic energy

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The revival of atomic energy in Europe and a new nuclear-friendly mood in both the EU Commission and the EU Parliament has given the industry's powerful lobby in Brussels a
shot in the arm.

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EC shifts on safety

Monday, December 1, 2008

By adopting a revised proposal for a directive on nuclear safety, the European Commission has significantly backtracked on its earlier attempts to harmonise safety standards.

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Planned EU-wide rules on nuclear energy unveiled

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Two previous proposals failed; European Commission seeks greater interest in nuclear energy.

All nuclear activity in the EU will be subject to common safety rules, if a draft directive adopted by the European Commission wins the backing of member states.

Under the plans, published on 26 November, international nuclear safety standards – the 1996 Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS), and the 2006 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Fundamentals – would form the backbone of legislation that would be mandatory for all EU member states.

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EU proposes legislation on nuclear safety

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

BRUSSELS, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission on Wednesday adopted a revised proposal for legislation setting up a European Union (EU) framework for nuclear safety.

The proposed legislation, in the form of a directive, defines basic obligations and general principles for the safety of nuclear installations in the EU while enhancing the role of national regulatory bodies.

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Commission forced to scale down nuclear safety plans

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Regulators warn against common EU standards.

The European Commission will scale down its ambitions for EU-wide nuclear-safety rules when it publishes a draft directive next week (27 November).

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Nuclear key to EU's drive to low-carbon economy, security: EC

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Brussels (Platts) - 13 Nov 2008 - The European Commission has stopped just short of directly exhorting EU countries to develop nuclear power in its updated overview of the EU nuclear sector unveiled Thursday as part of its second strategic European energy review.

"The choice to include nuclear energy in the energy mix lies with [EU countries]," said the EC in its nuclear overview, known by its French acronym PINC.

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Piebalgs to propose new EU energy regulator

Sunday, November 2, 2008

MADRID, Nov 2 (Reuters) - European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will propose a new EU-wide energy regulator with equal powers to national regulators and will push for greater independence for those state watchdogs, he said on Sunday.

"I am going to propose a new regulation both for national regulators, to increase their real independence and their capacity to intervene, and a new Agency of European Regulators, which has to have powers comparable with national regulators," Piebalgs told the Sunday edition of Spanish newspaper ABC.

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European Commission underlines need to reinforce rules on nuclear safety

Thursday, October 16, 2008

BRUSSELS, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission underlined on Wednesday the need for a higher level of nuclear safety as a high-level group on nuclear safety and waste management met.

"While we can see a potential rise in the use of nuclear energy around the globe as well as in the EU, European citizens call for a strong European role in the field of nuclear safety," said European Union (EU) Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, who opened the meeting.

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Ecoglasnost approaches Brussels on NPP Belene

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sofia. National movement Ecoglasnost has sent a letter of request to the European Commissioner for Energy Andris Piebalgs, whereby it insisted that Commissioner Piebalgs should take a stance on the NPP Belene issue.

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