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

Trump Orders Action to Stem Coal, Nuclear Plant Shutdowns

June 4, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

President Donald Trump ordered his energy secretary to take immediate action to stem power plant closures, arguing that a decline in coal and nuclear electricity is putting the nation’s security at risk. “Impending retirements of fuel-secure power facilities are leading […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Report: Trump Administration to Force Purchases of Coal, Nuclear Power

June 1, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

A draft memo circulated by the Trump administration before the National Security Council reportedly urges federal action to force grid operators to buy power from uneconomic coal and nuclear plants. Bloomberg on May 31 pointed to the existence of the […]


Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Trump Administration May Give Mouth-To-Mouth To Resuscitate Coal Industry

May 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

The Trump administration may try to resuscitate the coal industry by using laws that, in effect, conclude that national security is at stake because the reliability of the electric grid is at risk. That is a hard case to make […]


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

Advocacy to Keep U.S. Nuclear Reactors Open Picks Up Steam

May 14, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The Partnership for Global Security (PGS) points out in a recent article that mainstream think tanks, and the news media, have identified how the closure of U.S. nuclear plants will make cutting carbon emissions more difficult. In a worst-case scenario, […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Reducing the Costs of Nuclear Energy in Three Steps

April 30, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The recent construction performance on reactor projects in Europe and the USA has clearly rocked confidence in the industry and sewn doubt in opinion leaders, such as Michael Liebreich, about the ability of nuclear energy to contribute further to reducing […]


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

Can We Make A Nuclear Reactor That Won’t Melt Down?

January 24, 2018

Via: Forbes

Yes we can. It’s called a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) and NuScale Power is the company that will build the first one in America. Last year, they submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission the first design certification application […]


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 […]