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Category: Conventional Fuels


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Darlington Nuclear Plant Will Get a BWRX-300 SMR as GE Hitachi Bags Lucrative OPG Selection

December 2, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will build a GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) at its Darlington Nuclear Station in Clarington, Ontario, marking a major triumph for the nuclear vendor in a stiff competition for the much-watched […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

USA relaunches used fuel management programme

December 1, 2021

Via: World Nuclear News

“Hearing from and then working with communities interested in hosting one of these facilities is the best way to finally solve the nation’s spent nuclear fuel management issues,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm. The DOE issued a request for […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Game on for nuclear, declares Bilbao y León

November 30, 2021

Via: World Nuclear News

Bilbao y León said about 440 nuclear power reactors are “quietly operating in the background – out of sight and out of mind – providing people across the world with always-on, inexpensive, non-polluting and reliable energy.” She added that, so […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

More Than 20 Coal-Fired Plants Will Close in Wake of Wastewater Rule

November 23, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A new wastewater rule authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this year is leading several coal-fired plants to announce closure plans, according to an analysis of state regulatory filings by the Sierra Club. The group said at […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

MAP: U.S. to add 27.3 GW of natural gas-fired capacity by 2025

November 22, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Most natural gas-fired plants scheduled to come online over the next three years in the U.S. are located in Appalachia, and in Florida and Texas, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA expects 27.3 GW of […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The challenges in pursuit of a green hydrogen economy

November 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Green Hydrogen is the trendiest clean energy source around, touted for its ‘simple’ ability to turn water into a highly combustible energy source capable of replacing our demand for oil and gas. However, the costs of green hydrogen are significant […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Coal Plant Site Unveiled for 500-MW Natrium Advanced Nuclear Pilot

November 17, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A site at PacifiCorp’s retiring 600-MW coal and gas–fired Naughton Power Plant in Kemmerer, Wyoming, will house the Natrium demonstration, a pioneering commercial-scale 500-MW project that will pair a 345-MW sodium-cooled fast reactor with a molten salt-based energy storage system. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Industry’s First Complete Accident-Tolerant Nuclear Assembly in Operation at Calvert Cliffs

November 11, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The first complete accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) assembly is now operational at Exelon’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2 in Maryland, bringing an industry-led quest to accelerate commercialization of the new nuclear technology closer to fruition. Inserted during the plant’s […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The role of small modular nuclear reactors in meeting climate goals

November 8, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Small modular nuclear reactors could play an important role in decarbonizing power grids and meeting climate goals set by the Paris Agreement, according to a new report. Wood Mackenzie estimates that the world needs $2 trillion in capex to build […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Large Solar, Storage Project Planned at Former Nuclear Power Site

November 2, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Alliant Energy has announced its plan for a solar energy and storage facility at the site of the former Duane Arnold nuclear power plant near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The project when complete would position Alliant as the largest combined solar […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Can Nuclear Power Stay Relevant in a World Filled with Renewables?

November 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

I have long been a supporter of nuclear power. I’ll admit I’m biased, having spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program and having worked for several more years in the commercial nuclear industry at the Quad Cities […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

New Hydrogen Production Technology? It’s Bananas

November 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The use of hydrogen continues to grow as a means of power generation, with companies introducing new technologies at a rapid pace across the globe. Ways2H is among the groups developing new methods of hydrogen production, and in late September […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Groups Say Nuclear Power Is Helping Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

October 28, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Nuclear power contributes greatly to achieving each of the 17 United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 24-page report produced through a collaborative effort by a handful of organizations with ties to the nuclear power industry says. Among the […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Carbon Capture and Hydrogen: The ‘Most Exciting’ Things in Energy Sector’s Future

October 27, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Insiders have long been talking about the energy transition taking place within the power industry. Most of the chatter has revolved around renewable energy, specifically wind and solar power, and the shift from coal- to gas-fired generation in the U.S. […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

UK: Petrol station stocks reach highest level after shortage crisis

October 26, 2021

Via: PetrolPlaza

The United Kingdom government confirmed that stocks of unleaded and diesel at petrol stations have reached their highest level since May. The information, published by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), also states that the industry has […]