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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 […]


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

President Trump Announces Review of Nuclear Energy Policy

July 3, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

President Donald Trump announced an effort to expand nuclear energy use by launching a complete review of current policy, The Hill reported. The announcement came as nuclear reactors, which currently generate 20 percent of the country’s power, are expected to […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

U.S. Uranium Production, Prices Fall

June 26, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Production of U.S. uranium concentrate fell 40 percent between 2014 and 2016 to 2.9 million pounds in 2016, the lowest annual total since 2005, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported. Production was affected by falling uranium prices, which moved from […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Toshiba Backs Troubled Nuclear Project In Georgia

June 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

Toshiba said it would provide a $3.68 billion financial guarantee for the development of two new nuclear reactors in Georgia, as part of a settlement agreement with the owners of the project  announced on Friday. The Vogtle nuclear reactors near […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

How Suppliers Can Help Deliver the Nuclear Promise

May 25, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

The Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI) “Delivering the Nuclear Promise” initiative was launched in December 2015 with the goal of increasing efficiency across the nuclear industry in order to ensure its long-term viability. With more than a year of evidence, it’s […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

U.S. nuclear power capacity and generation expected to decline as existing generators retire

May 16, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

Nuclear power currently accounts for about 20% of electricity generation in the United States, playing an important role in electricity markets. EIA’s 2017 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO2017) Reference case assumes that about 25% of the nuclear capacity now operating that […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Uranium producers prepare for market recovery

May 3, 2017

Via: World Nuclear News

Some of the world’s leading uranium miners last week described major changes they have made in response to the protracted downturn in uranium prices. At the same time, they are positioning themselves for an expected pickup in demand. Speaking at […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

New Study, Hearings Highlight Benefits of Ohio Nuclear Plants

April 28, 2017

Via: Nuclear Energy Institute

Ohio’s two nuclear power plants help keep electricity prices low, contribute to the local economy and provide thousands of jobs, a new study finds. The report comes as state lawmakers begin a series of hearings on proposed zero-emission energy portfolio […]