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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Russia completes second reactor for Ural icebreaker

October 18, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

The first of the two reactors for the vessel was shipped on 24 September and the second on 16 October, and Zio-Podolsk said it has thus completed this stage in its “significant contribution to the development and updating of the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Two Federal Courts May Have Just Saved The Nuclear Power Industry

October 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

States that want to keep their aging nuclear power fleet from retiring now have a court-approved roadmap for doing so. That’s because two federal courts of appeals last month upheld very similar state laws in Illinois and New York aimed […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

IEA warns of challenges from Swiss nuclear phase-out

October 9, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

But, the Paris-headquartered agency said, achieving the country’s emission reduction targets for 2020 looks ambitious based on current trends, and additional climate policies are urgently needed for the post-2020 period to help achieve the country’s binding 2030 climate goals. “Switzerland […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

UK nuclear phaseout would be costly mistake, says think tank

September 28, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

In the foreword to its new report, NNWI chairman Tim Yeo says: “Some campaigners claim that by mid-century Britain, and indeed other countries, will be able to meet all its energy needs from renewables. Pointing to delays and cost overruns […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Growing Opposition Threatens Completion of Last U.S. Nuclear Plant

September 20, 2018

Via: WSJ Business

The sole remaining nuclear power plant under construction in the U.S. is facing mounting opposition from cities and lawmakers concerned about its rising costs. A decision on the expansion of Georgia’s Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant is expected by […]


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

US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

September 19, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

Bill S97, the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (NEICA), was passed by the House on 13 September. The bill, which would direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to prioritise partnerships with private innovators to test and demonstrate advanced reactor concepts, […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Needs Truth, Not Truthiness

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Leonard Pitts, Jr. posed a thought-provoking question in the Miami Herald last week – ‘When the history of this era is written, who’ll be to blame?’ Although blaming the school system for not teaching critical thinking, or the Alex Jones’ […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

IAEA highlights nuclear’s role in combating climate change

September 17, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

The report, Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2018, was published last week and has been updated from the last report released in 2016 “to include the latest scientific information and analyses on the link between energy production and climate change”. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Hurricane Florence No Problem For Nuclear Power Plants

September 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

Hurricane Florence, a potentially devastating Category 3 to 4 hurricane is on track to make landfall in the Carolinas sometime within 24 hours after this morning, Thursday, September 13. With winds up to 130 miles per hour, Florence could be […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute – MIT Urges Measures to Grow Nuclear’s Vital Climate Solution Role

September 5, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

In a world that will increasingly need to make deep reductions in carbon emissions to mitigate the impacts of climate change, nuclear energy’s main value its massive potential to decarbonize economies must not be allowed to slip away, a new […]


Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Billions At Stake: Should We Invest In Struggling Power Plants Or Communities Facing Closures?

August 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

FirstEnergy Solutions’ coal and nuclear power plants are facing serious economic challenges, along with the workers and communities that depend on them, and are hoping for a billion-dollar annual bailout from the Trump Administration. The company filed a deactivation notice […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

World’s First AP1000 Nuclear Reactor Reaches Full Power

August 16, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

The world’s first AP1000 nuclear reactor—Sanmen 1 in China’s Zhejiang province—commenced 100% power operation for the first time on August 11, China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) said. Sanmen 1 was connected to the grid on June 30. Earlier this year, […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear key to Ontario prosperity

August 1, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

Blueprint for making Ontario open for business is a 90-page collection of letters directly addressing each of the province’s cabinet ministers, sent by the OCC on the 16 July resumption of the province’s legislative session. The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, […]


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

Trump Orders Action to Stem Coal, Nuclear Plant Shutdowns

June 4, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

President Donald Trump ordered his energy secretary to take immediate action to stem power plant closures, arguing that a decline in coal and nuclear electricity is putting the nation’s security at risk. “Impending retirements of fuel-secure power facilities are leading […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Report: Trump Administration to Force Purchases of Coal, Nuclear Power

June 1, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

A draft memo circulated by the Trump administration before the National Security Council reportedly urges federal action to force grid operators to buy power from uneconomic coal and nuclear plants. Bloomberg on May 31 pointed to the existence of the […]