Japan to push for closure of ageing reactors

Japan will push nuclear operators to draft plans to scrap a quarter of the country`s 48 reactors, which are either too old or too costly to upgrade to meet new standards imposed after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei reported on Friday.

1840 MW nuke power generated after Indo-US nuclear deal

The Indo-US nuclear deal has led to generation of 1840 MW nuclear power from imported fuel for the country`s reactors, the government today said.

Energy security based on clean, reliable sources is essential for India`s future: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai and urged the atomic energy establishment to present the human face of India`s capabilities in nuclear science to the world. He also praised the success achieved despite years of international technology denial.

Iran, powers to meet on nuclear issue this week: Diplomat

Iran will hold talks with world powers in Vienna this week aimed at resolving the Islamic republic`s disputed nuclear programme, an Iranian diplomat was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Nuclear team `will defend Iran`s rights`: Khamenei

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the country`s nuclear negotiating team at talks in Vienna will defend "the rights of the nation" in negotiations with world powers.

Opting for coal-based energy `wasteful approach` by govt: IPCC

Emphasising on the need to decarbonise electricity generation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman R K Pachauri on Saturday termed as a "wasteful approach" by the government to opt for coal-based power projects and pressed for the use of renewable and nuclear energy sources to satisfy the country`s power needs.

Li`s visit to Britain to end China-UK diplomatic freeze

Ending a diplomatic freeze over Tibet-related issues, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit Britain next week during which a number of bilateral deals related to nuclear energy and finance are likely to be signed.

International inspectors to visit Iran nuclear site

Iran`s official news agency is reporting that international inspectors will visit two nuclear sites in the coming days.

Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

Japan`s Cabinet on Friday approved an energy policy reversing the previous government`s plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants, a move likely to be unpopular with a wary public following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Nuclear projects needed to tackle energy challenges: Kakodkar

Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Anil Kakodkar said though Japan`s March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster has dampened the sentiments for nuclear energy in India.

Only nuclear, solar power can meet India`s needs: Kakodkar

Only the nuclear and the solar power can meet the mammoth energy requirements of India, former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Anil Kakodkar said on Sunday.

‘Fukushima may delay world nuclear energy growth by ten years’

The Fukushima nuclear disaster may even delay the growth of world nuclear energy market by ten years, as forecasts have been revised downward repeatedly, a senior expert of the IAEA said.

Bihar set to use nuclear energy in agriculture

After encouraging farmers to adopt organic farming, the Bihar government is now exploring how farmers might benefit from nuclear technology, officials said on Wednesday.

Greenpeace criticises PM`s statement on nuke energ

A green NGO criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s statement that issues like genetically modified food or nuclear energy cannot be settled by faith, emotion or fear but by structured debate.

Nuclear energy only option before country: Ansari

Due to limited energy reserves and ever growing pressure on them, nuclear energy is the only option left before the country, Vice President M Hamid Ansari said on Saturday.

India presents N-energy expansion plan to Japan

India has made a comprehensive presentation before Japan on its future expansion plans for nuclear energy generation.

PM, Jayalalithaa should stop Kudankulam project: NAPM

Several organisations urged PM and Tamil Nadu CM to "rethink radically" on nuclear energy and stop Kudankulam project immediately.

Pak supports peaceful use of N-energy by Iran: Gilani

Gilani said Pakistan is desirous of enhancing its
bilateral relations with Iran, especially in energy and trade.

‘Centre hopeful of opening KNPP very soon’

Narayanasamy`s remarks assume significance in the backdrop of the state government appointed panel which went into the safety aspects last month.

N Korea nuclear envoy to visit US on heels of deal

a senior North Korean nuclear negotiator will attend a security conference in the United States, a US official confirmed.