This is the first report since Fukushima in 2011, focusing on the investments related to post-Fukushima safety upgrades and to the safe operation of existing facilities. In addition, this Nuclear Illustrative Programme highlights the estimated financing needs related to nuclear power plants’ decommissioning and to the management of radioactive waste and spent fuel. The Nuclear Illustrative Program provides a basis for discussion and aims to include all stakeholders, especially civil society, in the discussion on nuclear energy trends and related investments for the period up to 2050.
European Commission 4th April 2016 read more »
The European Commission is supposed to make regular assessments of the member states’ nuclear installations, a task that has not been carried out since 2008. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports. On Monday (4 April), Brussels published its latest report on a potential EU-wide nuclear programme, known as the Nuclear Illustrative Programme (PINC). This was a highly anticipated document: it is the first time the European executive has drafted an embryonic EU nuclear policy (an area over which it has no competence) since the Fukushima disaster.
Euractiv 5th April 2016 read more »
Europe will need to spend €253 billion by 2050 on nuclear waste management and plant decommissioning, more than double the funds currently available, according to a report by the European Commission.
EU Observer 5th April 2016 read more »