New News information at Modern Power Systems BRIC New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Modern Power Systems BRIC France and China consolidate nuclear energy relationship by <br/> <br/> France and China’s nuclear industries are to collaborate more closely under the terms of a set of new agreements. Companies from the two countries will share expertise and engineering support following a three-day visit to the Asian nation by French prime minister Manuel Valls in January. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:54:00 GMT Dungeness B to run for extra decade by <br/> <br/> The UK’s Dungeness B nuclear plant will continue to generate electricity until 2028. EDF Energy, which has recently invested £150 million investment in the two-unit advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR), announced a ten-year extension to its lifespan as part of a wider strategy to keep its eight-strong British fleet running at least until 2023. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:25:00 GMT Dome installed at unit 2 of Novovoronezh II by <br/> <br/> Russian state-owned company Atomenergoproekt has announced the installation of the reactor containment building dome at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:57:00 GMT Hongyanhe unit 3 reactor achieves criticality by <br/> <br/> The unit 3 reactor at the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China’s Liaoning province is closer to commissioning after achieving a sustained chain reaction. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:33:00 GMT Time to act by <br/> <br/> Next year’s climate summit in Paris is arguably the world’s last chance to keep global warming below the crucial 2°C level, but are the planet’s biggest polluters ready to start making serious changes? Jack Wittels looks into the political and economic issues governing climate policy in the US and China. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT UK invests in robotic development centre by <br/> <br/> The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has announced that a purpose-built facility for developing robotic technology for use in extreme conditions will open at the Culham Science Centre in 2016. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:08:00 GMT India must go nuclear to meet energy demand by <br/> <br/> India must embrace nuclear and renewable energy in order to connect 300 million people at an acceptable carbon cost, says the International Energy Agency (IEA).<br />According to one scenario envisaged by the autonomous intergovernmental organisation, a combination of a range of renewables (40%) and nuclear (15%) could power the subcontinent while slashing its dependence on coal to a level where global average temperature increases could be limited to 2ºC by 2050. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:19:00 GMT US fears losing out in Ex-Im Bank shakeup by <br/> <br/> American nuclear power companies’ ability to compete internationally will be harmed if financing from the Export-Import Bank ceases, say industry leaders. The charter of the US’s official export credit agency expires on 30 September and Congress may decide against renewing it. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:53:00 GMT UK, Germany and Poland must clean up act on CO₂ by <br/> <br/> Germany, the UK and Poland have topped the “dirty 30”, a list of the 30 most CO₂-polluting thermal power plants in the EU, released in a report written by environmental campaigners including the Climate Action Network and the Health and Environment Alliance. <br /><br />Poland’s Belchatów plant ranked first, with three other Polish plants making the top 30. However the UK and Germany dominated overall with nine plants each making the top 30; five German plants were in the top ten, and four in the top five. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:09:00 GMT Kalinin 1 nuclear power plant granted ten-year life extension by <br/> <br/> Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has granted Rosenergoatom a ten-year service life extension for the Kalinin 1 nuclear power unit until 2025. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:23:00 GMT