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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 […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute – Industry Finds More Ways to Enhance Nuclear Plant Operations

August 21, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The nuclear industry has released three new efficiency bulletins (EB) in support of theDelivering the Nuclear Promise initiative, bringing the total number of bulletins issued since the program began to 62. The efficiency bulletin Standard Indicator Central Database (EB 17-17) will provide a central database […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Industry Finds More Ways to Enhance Nuclear Plant Operations

August 18, 2017

Via: Nuclear Energy Institute

Aug. 17, 2017—The nuclear industry has released three new efficiency bulletins (EB) in support of the Delivering the Nuclear Promise initiative, bringing the total number of bulletins issued since the program began to 62. The efficiency bulletin Standard Indicator—Central Database (EB 17-17) will provide a central […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

After Failure of Summer, Nuclear Backers Seek Federal Aid

August 15, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation’s electricity. Even […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear capacity could more than double by 2050, says IAEA

August 8, 2017

Via: World Nuclear News

The long-term potential of nuclear power remains high, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s latest high case projection, which sees global nuclear generating capacity increasing 123% by 2050 compared with its current level. The IAEA has provided a comprehensive […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Toshiba Will Pay $2.2 Billion to Exit Summer Nuclear Project

July 31, 2017

Via: Power Magazine

SCANA Corp. and state-owned utility Santee Cooper on July 27 said Toshiba has agreed to pay nearly $2.2 billion to cap its liabilities from the unfinished V.C. Summer nuclear project in South Carolina. Toshiba subsidiary Westinghouse, which was building two […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

4 Things to Know About Nuclear Plants and Cyber Security

July 14, 2017

Via: Nuclear Energy Institute

As the New York Times reported last week, as-yet unnamed hackers have been attempting to infiltrate the computer networks of U.S. energy facilities since May. The attempted attacks included the corporate network of a commercial nuclear plant. Bill Gross, NEI’s director of […]