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Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

The Trump Administration Just Hatched Another Plan to Buoy Coal and Nuclear

April 20, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The Trump administration is mulling the use of a Truman-era law to make good on the promise to restore the coal industry, according to a Thursday report from Bloomberg. The Defense Production Act of 1950 offers the president power to […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Nuclear Power Under Attack Again – This Time From The Ballot Box

April 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Arizona’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station could be forced to close in six years, instead of twenty-seven, if voters approve a renewable-energy ballot measure, according to plant owner Arizona Public Service Company (APS). The Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

China to Start Building 6-8 New Nuclear Reactors in 2018

April 3, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

China’s National Energy Administration said in March that the country will announce sites for the start of new construction of six-to-eight new nuclear reactors. The decision ends a two-year freeze on new starts. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA) […]


Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Nuclear, Renewable Energy

Renewables or Nuclear? A New Front in the Academic War Over Decarbonization

March 30, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The debate over the fastest way to decarbonize the grid is intensifying, as experts debate a paper from last December claiming modular renewables could beat nuclear power. The paper, from a Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) team led by the institute’s […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US and French companies form venture for nuke waste storage

March 16, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A Dallas company and a France-based multinational corporation are forming a joint venture to license an interim storage site in West Texas for high-level nuclear waste. Orano USA and Waste Control Specialists announced on Tuesday their […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

Will We Actually Get A Place To Store Our Nuclear Waste?

March 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

It certainly looks like it. At the end of February, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission accepted Holtec International’s license application for its proposed consolidated interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel, called HI-STORE CIS. To be located in southeastern […]


Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Nuclear, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Growth in Renewables Matching U.S. Nuclear Generation

February 15, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

A business group geared toward sustainable energy says renewable sources of energy for the first time are generating nearly as much power as the entire fleet of U.S. nuclear reactors. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), along with Bloomberg […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Spent Fuel Storage Still A Hot Topic in California’s Coastal Communities

February 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

Radioactive material from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) will be making a short trek from the now closed units to a spot next to the beach — a move that has outraged community activists, who fear it will […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Provides A Whole Lot More Than Just Energy

January 16, 2018

Via: Forbes

Another study on the economics of nuclear energy found unequivocally that nuclear power plants provide substantial economic benefits to the states and regions in which they reside. In this case, the study focused on the Columbia Generating Station, operated by […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

New Jersey committees pass bill supporting nuclear

December 22, 2017

Via: World Nuclear News

The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee on 20 December unanimously approved the legislation, which was introduced on 14 December. The bill will now go before the full Assembly and Senate, with […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

NRC Approves Changes to Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant’s Emergency Planning Requirements

December 15, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted the Omaha Public Power District’s request to alter the emergency preparedness plan for the Fort Calhoun Station nuclear power plant in Washington County, Neb., to reflect the plant’s decommissioning status. The changes come in […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Looking Ahead to 2018 for Nuclear Energy

November 29, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Each year this blog looks ahead to issues it will follow in the coming 12 months. What this look into the future does is to provide some check marks on the page of news about nuclear energy to return to […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

A Successful Nuclear Step For New Molten Salt Reactors

November 10, 2017

Via: Forbes

Terrestrial Energy Inc. (TEI), a Canadian advanced nuclear reactor company, received notice yesterday from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) that it successfully completed the first phase of the CNSC’s pre-licensing vendor design review for TEI’s new Integral Molten Salt […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op – The role of nuclear energy in the price of electricity in Ontario

August 28, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The cost of generating electricity has come under considerable scrutiny in recent years. A recent breakdown of an average residential Ontario electricity bill in 2016 is as follows. The total was $176 per month. About half of the bill is […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Advocating for Nuclear Power: The Time is Right

August 23, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

We live in strange times. Globally, populism is growing in response to a deep-seated anger with so-called liberal elites. Experts are no longer respected over louder voices that support peoples’ strongly held views. There are no facts, only beliefs. While […]