Nuclear power

Brussels Confirms: Restart of Belene NPP Needs a New Euro Assessment

The European Commission has confirmed that the resumption of Belene NPP after shutdown in 2012 needs to be reassessed as to whether it complies with European rules and whether it complies with the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom Treaty) and possibly with the project to get approval again.

Renewables, green tax reform new govt's priorities in energy, environment

The coalition will seek to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and strive to make energy use efficient and energy supply reliable, according to the information obtained by the STA.

It plans to continue to support the use of renewables, a diversity of energy sources and an adequate level of self-sufficiency.

Turkey will Build its Third Nuclear Power Plant Next to Bulgaria with Chinese Technology

Turkey's president said Monday that the country will build a third nuclear power plant.

During a live question-and-answer social media broadcast with Turkish youths, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would build its own nuclear power plant after the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, to be built by Russia.

Bulgaria Extends Life of Reactor in Sole Nuclear Plant with Upgrade

An upgrade to a Soviet-era reactor in Bulgaria's sole nuclear power plant has been completed, extending its lifespan until 2051, the Energy Ministry said on Wednesday.

The Kozloduy plant, located next to the river Danube on the border with Romania, has two 1,000 megawatt reactors that produce about 33 percent of Bulgaria's electricity.