SNETP issues a Position Paper on the European Commission's Communication: A policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030. The paper is available for download here.
  
Videos of the 4th General Assembly now online

The 4th SNETP General Assembly was held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 18 October 2013 in conjunction with the European Commission’s FISA and EURADWASTE conferences.
 
Watch the videos and download the presentations given during the 4th General Assembly here.

SNETP releases the report of the Fukushima Task Group, named "Identification of research areas in response to the Fukushima accident". The document can be downloaded here.

SNETP issues the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The SRIA is available here.

SNETP answered the EIB Public Consultation on Energy Sector Lending Policy. Answer available here.

Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform

The European Union’s energy policy addresses the challenges of security of supply, limitation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and competitiveness of energy-reliant economies. In order to combat climate change, EU has committed for the year 2020 to reduce by 20% its GHG emissions compared to 1990, make 20% energy savings and include 20% share of renewable energies in the total energy mix, aiming in the long-term to attain a low-carbon economy in Europe.

 


To reach these goals, the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) identifies a set of competitive low-carbon energy technologies to be developed and deployed in Europe, with nuclear fission representing a key contribution.


The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP) promotes research, development and demonstration of the nuclear fission technologies necessary to achieve the SET-Plan goals in this field:

  • For the year 2020: (1) maintain safety and competitiveness in fission technology, (2) provide long-term waste management solutions,
  • For the year 2050, act now to: (1) complete the demonstration of a new generation (Gen IV) of fission reactors with increased sustainability, (2) enlarge nuclear fission applications beyond electricity production.
The SNETP was officially launched on September 21, 2007, in the presence of EU Commissioners for Science and Research, J. Potočnik, and for Energy, A. Piebalgs. Today, SNETP gathers about 80 European stakeholders from industry, research and academia, technical safety organisations, non-governmental organisations and national representatives.



SNETP gives mandate to NUGENIA

The SNETP Governing Board officialised its mandate to NUGENIA to act as the body in charge of coordinating at EU level the implementation of the R&D within its technical scope: GEN II&III R&D as described in the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of SNETP, and related cross-cutting topics. You can download the full document and follow further on www.nugenia.org.
Jean-Pierre West and Frantisek Pazdera, Chairs of NUGENIA and SNETP respectively, sign the mandate between both organisations

SNETP welcomes its 100th member, more information in the press release available on this link.

The reaction of the SNETP to the Fukushima Nuclear Accident is available on this link.