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Category: Conventional Fuels


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Is It The Death Knell For Thermal Coal?

June 17, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Coal will move further into decline as an energy producer in Australia, after several superannuation companies announced that they will no longer support investing in companies that derive 10% or more of their income from thermal coal production. As a […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

White House Launches Initiatives to Bolster New Nuclear Deployments

May 30, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The White House has unveiled a suite of new measures aimed at slashing risks associated with new nuclear reactor development and construction, underscoring its policy push to champion nuclear. At a May 29 White House summit that showcased recent policy […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Congress Wants to Solve Nuclear Waste. The Solutions Are Known. 

May 23, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

It’s welcome that the U.S. House of Representatives in April revived policy discussions over nuclear waste. Our organizations support nuclear energy as a tool of economic opportunity and emissions reduction, and we believe that nuclear’s sustainable expansion is necessary for […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

High-Burnup Nuclear Fuel Rods Delivered for Examination After Having Completed Three Cycles of Commercial Operation

May 9, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

High-burnup fuel rods, manufactured by GE Vernova’s Nuclear Fuel business, Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), have been delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for examination after commercial operation. The rods completed three full cycles […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Supply Chain for the BWRX-300 SMR Takes Shape

April 30, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is forming a group of qualified supply chain companies to help ensure the deployment of its BWRX-300 small nuclear modular reactor (SMR). The move comes as power companies vie for components amid a supply chain […]


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

NRC Advances Rule to Streamline Advanced Nuclear Reviews

April 24, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has voted to codify proposed changes to streamline a key environmental review process for advanced nuclear reactors. Nuclear advocates lauded the measure as one of the regulator’s most important actions in 2024. The NRC on […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Massive Electrical and Instrumentation Contract Awarded for Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Project

April 17, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

BGEN, one of the UK’s largest engineering firms, has been awarded an £84 million project by GE Steam Power Systems to provide electrical and instrumentation solutions to Hinkley Point C (HPC), which is a two-unit EPR nuclear power station under […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Molten Salt Reactor Technology Solves Several Nuclear Industry Problems

April 9, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Molten salt reactors (MSRs) represent a fascinating intersection of nuclear history and modern innovation. The concept of using molten salts as both a coolant and fuel carrier dates back to the 1950s, with the pioneering work of Alvin Weinberg and […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Long-Awaited Milestone: Fuel Loading Begins at India’s Prototype Fast Nuclear Reactor

April 2, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Fuel loading at the domestically developed PFBR site (Figure 1) adjacent to the Madras Atomic Power Station was witnessed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 4. “Upon completion of the core loading, the first approach to criticality will be […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Palisades Nuclear Plant on Path to Recommissioning by 2025

March 27, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Loan Programs Office (LPO) announced a conditional commitment of up to $1.52 billion for a loan guarantee to Holtec Palisades LLC to finance the restoration and resumption of service of the Palisades Power Plant, an […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

UK Companies See Major Opportunity in Nuclear Supply Chain

March 21, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The UK government has ambitions for 24 GW of nuclear energy by 2050 to help in providing energy security for the UK and for meeting its net-zero goals. Among groups helping to revive and expand the UK’s nuclear industry is […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Natural Gas Isn’t Burning Nearly As Cleanly As We Thought

March 19, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Remember those golden days when natural gas was a clean-burning bridge fuel, a nice way to reduce emissions as we ditched coal and switched to renewables? It was such a pleasant fantasy, while it lasted. Remember how the USA has […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

New Colorado Gas-Fired Plant Will Feature GE Vernova Power Units

February 29, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

A new natural gas-fired peaker plant being built on Colorado’s eastern plains will feature aeroderivative gas power packages from GE Vernova. The Mountain Peak Power Plant, which will be managed and operated by Princeton, New Jersey-based Kindle Energy, and will […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

NRG Will Seek $900 Million in Loans to Build New Gas-Fired Power Plants

February 28, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The interim CEO of Texas-based NRG Energy Inc. said the company plans to apply for up to $900 million in loans from the state in order to finance construction of new natural gas-fired power plants. Larry Coben, who was appointed […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

‘Green’ or ‘blue’ hydrogen—what difference does it make? Not much for most Australians

February 19, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Hydrogen can play a key role in Australia’s energy transition by giving us additional ways of storing and moving energy around. As the world shifts towards cleaner energy production, there’s a push to make hydrogen production cleaner as well. In […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Improving Nuclear Plant Construction Processes: How to Build Projects More Efficiently

February 15, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

If you have paid any attention to nuclear power plant construction projects over the years, you know that there is a long history of cost overruns and schedule delays on many of them. In fact, many nuclear power plants that […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Mitsubishi Turbine Will Power New Gas-Fired Plant in Uzbekistan

February 13, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

A third gas-fired unit planned at a power plant in Uzbekistan will use equipment from Mitsubishi Power, the company announced on Feb. 13. Mitsubishi said the 600-MW Navoi 3 facility is expected to come online in 2026. The plant will […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

New 1.2-GW Natural Gas-Fired Plant Announced for Texas

February 13, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

A Texas-based energy company has announced plans to build a 1.2-GW natural gas-fired power plant in Lee County, Texas, with construction expected to begin in 2025. Sandow Lakes Energy Co. on Feb. 12 said it would build the plant on […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Shell is closing California-based hydrogen stations

February 13, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

Shell has decided to permanently close its entire hydrogen refueling network in California for light-duty vehicles. According to a report by Hydrogen Insight, the mobility company has pointed out “supply complications and other external market factors,” as the main reasons […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

US ‘pause’ on future liquefied gas exports throws doubt on fossil fuel’s place in energy transition

February 12, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Since the first cargo of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) left a terminal on the Gulf of Mexico bound for Brazil in February 2016, US exports of the fuel have boomed. In 2023 the US was both the world’s largest […]