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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Oklo Relaunches NRC Licensing Process for Nuclear Microreactor

September 20, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Oklo, the developer of the much-watched 1.5-MW Aurora microreactor, has submitted a recharged licensing project plan (LPP) with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), launching a renewed effort that could help the advanced nuclear reactor developer set the stage for “effective […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

CPV Announces New 1.8-GW Gas-Fired Plant for West Virginia

September 16, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A Maryland-based power generation group said it will build an 1,800-MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant in West Virginia, a project that will utilize carbon capture and storage to take advantage of a government tax credit. Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Michigan Governor Urges DOE to Support Palisades Nuclear Plant’s Reopening

September 12, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Michigan’s governor has asked the Department of Energy (DOE) to support Holtec International’s efforts to “save” the 800-MW Palisades nuclear power plant, marking a potential turnaround for the facility in Southwest Michigan, which was taken offline for the final time […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Germany Halts Closure of Two Nuclear Plants Until April 2023

September 8, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Germany plans to keep two of its three last nuclear power plants on standby until mid-2023—beyond their year-end closure deadline—to bolster its energy security through the winter. However, the declaration has prompted confusion within Germany’s nuclear industry, which says nuclear […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Inflation Reduction Act Programs Could Establish the U.S. as a Market Leader in Hydrogen 

August 31, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

For the growing U.S. hydrogen industry, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is transformative. Today, nearly all hydrogen is produced from fossil fuels to be used as a chemical feedstock and for refining—emitting carbon dioxide in the process. Recently, thanks to […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

IAEA Embarks on Unprecedented Mission to Inspect Nuclear Power Plant in Ukrainian ‘War Zone’

August 31, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

An expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has arrived in Kyiv and is readying to inspect Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) for damage from weeks of shelling. The development marks a significant breakthrough for the agency, […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Hungary Adding New VVER-1200 Nuclear Reactors in First for EU

August 26, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Hungary’s nuclear energy agency has issued a license for construction of two reactors for Paks II, a power generation project first launched in early 2014 as part of an inter-governmental agreement between Hungary and Russia. Officials said Paks II would […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

U.S.’s Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Set Daily Production Records in July Despite High Fuel Prices

August 25, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that electricity generated by natural gas–fired power plants in the lower 48 states reached 6.37 TWh on July 21, setting a new record high for a day. In fact, the previous high, set […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Japan Looks at Ramping Up Nuclear Power to Ensure Energy Supply

August 24, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Japan’s prime minister said the country is prepared to restart more of its idled nuclear reactors, and look at building more power generation facilities with next-generation nuclear technology. The comments from Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during an Aug. 24 news […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Explaining the delays of U.S. coal plant retirements

August 23, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

In mid-August, the board of directors for the Omaha Public Power District voted to delay the retirement of its 645 MW coal-fired North Omaha plant until 2026. The plant was originally expected to retire in 2023 and the board’s action […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

World Energy launching sustainable aviation fuel hub in Houston

August 22, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

World Energy announced plans to convert its existing facilities in Houston to a sustainable aviation fuel hub capable of producing 250 million gallons of cleaner jet fuel annually by 2025. World Energy’s current biofuel facilities, acquired in 2016, are located […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Germany Mulls Postponing Nuclear Exit

August 17, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Germany’s government is weighing how the closure of the country’s last three nuclear power plants in December 2022 will affect its grid this upcoming winter as the country scrambles to secure sufficient energy supplies amid a decline in Russian gas […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

California governor proposes extending Diablo Canyon nuclear plant’s life

August 15, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on August 12 proposed extending the life of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant by five to 10 years to maintain reliable power supplies in the climate change era. The proposal to keep the Diablo […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

California Governor Has Plan to Keep Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Open

August 12, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a plan that would keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open into 2035, a decade beyond the facility’s current closure date. The proposal, which in part includes giving plant owner Pacific Gas & […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

A New Approach for Gas-Insulated Substations

August 11, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

For decades, gas-insulated substations (GIS) have been used primarily in densely populated metropolitan areas. They take up only 10% of the footprint of outdoor or air-insulated substations and provide reliable medium- and low-voltage service where space needed to service areas […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Production Curtailed in France, Worsening Europe’s Energy Crisis

August 4, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

High temperatures in river water are reportedly forcing Electricite de France SA (EDF) to cut power generation at some of its nuclear plants. The news is particularly troubling as several European nations struggle to cope with an energy crisis caused […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Valuable Resource—Not a Waste

August 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Did you know that more than 90% of the potential energy that exists in fuel rods when they’re loaded into commercial nuclear reactors still remains in the fuel after five years of operation? Well, that’s true, according to the U.S. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

NRC Moves to Issue Final Design Certification for NuScale Nuclear Module

July 29, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has indicated it will certify NuScale’s 50-MWe (160 MWth) small modular reactor (SMR) design, marking another definitive milestone for the reactor vendor and its technology prospects. The NRC on July 29 said it directed staff […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

DOE selects design for fast nuclear test reactor

July 28, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said it selected a sodium-cooled fast reactor design for its versatile test reactor that would be built at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). If funding is appropriated by Congress, the project would be the first […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The POWER Interview: SMR Growth Tied to Plan for Nuclear Waste

July 27, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, based on research from Stanford University and the University of British Columbia, addressed the problem of nuclear waste from small modular reactors (SMRs). The study said that […]