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FILE - In this May 11, 2015, file photo, Colt Killian, left, and Rob Cox manipulate radioactive material remotely behind a protective barrier at the Hot Fuel Examination Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls, Idaho. Idaho is the top choice for the first new nuclear test reactor in the U.S. in decades. The U.S. Department of Energy on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, released a draft environmental impact statement saying the Idaho National Laboratory is its preferred site for the proposed Versatile Test Reactor. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

Energy Department: Idaho top choice for new test reactor

Dec. 21, 2020 4:17 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is the top choice for the first new nuclear test reactor in the country in decades, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The agency released a draft environmental impact statement naming the Idaho National Laboratory as its preferred site for the proposed Versatile Test...

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2018, file photo shows the Transient Test Reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory about 50 miles west of Idaho Falls, in eastern Idaho. Director John Wagner, the new director of Idaho National Laboratory, said its efforts to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by creating a new generation of nuclear reactors appears to align with the goals of the incoming Biden administration and will likely receive ongoing bipartisan support.  (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

New lab director expects more work on next wave of reactors

Dec. 16, 2020 6:19 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The new director of Idaho National Laboratory said its efforts to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by creating a new generation of nuclear reactors appears to align with the goals of the incoming Biden administration and will likely receive ongoing bipartisan support. The U.S. is...

UK in talks with EDF over nuclear plant construction

Dec. 14, 2020 11:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is in talks with French firm EDF Energy over the construction of a 20 billion-pound ($26.8 billion) nuclear power plant in eastern England. Officials said Monday that negotiations are taking place over the Sizewell C site in Suffolk, which could generate 3.2...

The bust of French statesman Robert Schuman, one of the founders of the European Union, is seen while environmental activists launch a hot air balloon during a demonstration outside of an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. European Union leaders meet for a year-end summit that will address anything from climate, sanctions against Turkey to budget and virus recovery plans. Brexit will be discussed on the sidelines. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

EU leaders agree to reduce emissions after all-night talks

Dec. 11, 2020 4:07 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders reached a hard-fought deal Friday to cut the bloc’s net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by the end of the decade compared with 1990 levels, avoiding a hugely embarrassing deadlock ahead of a U.N. climate meeting this weekend. Following night-long...

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, visits the Framatome nuclear reactor production site in Le Creusot, France, which the government holds up as an example of industry that serves both civilian and military needs, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Macron wants to stress that nuclear energy is central to France's energy transition and says it emits less than wind or solar. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, Pool)

France to build new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

Dec. 8, 2020 11:56 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France will build a new, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to replace its Charles de Gaulle carrier by 2038, French President Emmanuel Macron announced Tuesday. Macron framed the decision to use nuclear reactors to propel the future warship as part of France’s climate strategy, stressing...

File - In this file photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 near the town of Most, Czech Republic, a huge excavator digs inside a giant open pit lignite mine. On Friday Dec. 4, 2020, a Czech government advisory committee has agreed on a proposal for the country to phase out coal as an energy source by 2038, a plan that environmental groups say isn't ambitious enough. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)

Czechs target 2038 to phase out coal as energy source

Dec. 4, 2020 6:47 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech government advisory body has agreed to a proposal for the country to phase out coal as an energy source by 2038, a plan that environmental groups say isn’t ambitious enough. Trade and Minister Karel Havlicek, one of the two chairmen of the body, said on Friday the government...