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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Exelon Set to Decommission Illinois Nuclear Plants

July 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Exelon Generation has filed plans to decommission its Dresden and Byron nuclear power plants in Illinois, citing a lack of action from state lawmakers on clean energy legislation that would help save the facilities. The nation’s largest operator of nuclear […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Progress on Kairos Power’s Advanced Nuclear Reactor Demonstration Project

July 22, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Leaders in Tennessee and officials from Kairos Power announced last week that a privately funded project to establish a low-power demonstration reactor at the East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge is moving forward. Alameda, California-based Kairos Power plans to […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

GE Hitachi: Nuclear Costs, Innovation Must Be a Pivotal Focus for Carbon-Free Future

June 23, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Nuclear energy’s future as a critical pillar in a decarbonized world will depend on its adaptability to rapid change, but the sector must focus on costs, certainty of outcome, reliability, and experience to cement its role beyond the transition, GE […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Despite South Carolina IRP Rejection, Duke Energy Seeks 80-Year Operation for Oconee Nuclear Units

June 22, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Duke Energy has kicked off an effort to renew the operating licenses of all its 11 nuclear reactors for 20 more years, starting with Oconee Nuclear Station, its largest nuclear plant. The utility on June 21 filed an application with […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Nuclear First—Work Starts on Russian Fast Neutron Reactor

June 8, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Construction of a 300-MW nuclear power unit showcasing a fuel specially developed for the reactor is underway in Siberia, a project that industry experts say could provide a dramatic leap forward in nuclear power technology. The project is being hailed […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Looking for Carbon-Free Energy Resources? Don’t Forget Nuclear Power

May 20, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

As leaders around the world take steps to decarbonize energy supplies, many people have focused their attention specifically on wind and solar power. What they may fail to recognize is that nuclear power provides more electricity in the U.S. than […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Hydrogen from Nuclear Power Test Set at Idaho Lab

May 18, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A California company that introduced a new electrolyzer technology last year has announced an agreement with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to test how nuclear energy can create clean hydrogen using the product. San Jose-based Bloom Energy on May 18 said […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

How the Department of Energy Is Helping Keep Nuclear Power Relevant

May 3, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

In the decade following World War II, the U.S. government took a keen interest in helping to create a commercial nuclear power industry. Although there were military leaders and members of Congress who believed nuclear technology should be carefully guarded […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Japan’s JGC Holdings invests $40M into small modular nuclear reactor company NuScale Power

April 6, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

In a recent interview with the Washington Post’s David Ignatius, energy experts Ernest Moniz and Lynn Good agreed that nuclear energy ought to play a role in the carbon-free energy future. Today, Fluor Corporation announced that JGC Holdings Corporation of […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The POWER Interview: X-energy’s Plan for Sustained Nuclear Growth

March 31, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The global push for carbon neutral and zero-emissions power generation has brought renewed interest in nuclear power, particularly for smaller units that are scalable and in some cases mobile, able to provide power in remote areas. Analysts say smaller nuclear […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Centrus on Track to Produce HALEU Nuclear Fuel Material by Early 2022

March 25, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Centrus Energy, a firm under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) with domestic technology, says it expects to begin producing the advanced nuclear fuel material by June 2022 at the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute CEO Korsnick: Reactor capacity key to U.S. tackling carbon reduction crisis

March 24, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Editor’s Note: Nuclear energy in the U.S. is the single largest resource of carbon-free power, accounting for 55 percent of that sector which includes utility -scale wind, hydro and solar. Last year, the nuclear sector didn’t add a single reactor, […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

COMBINED THERMAL STORAGE

February 22, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

The Gates Foundation has funded research into safer nuclear thermal power and the natrium cooled reactor is the result. Natrium melts at just under the boiling point of water and remains in the liquid state up to over 800-deg C. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Is Nuclear Power Poised for a Resurgence?

February 11, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Since 1990, nuclear power has consistently supplied about 19% to 20% of the electricity used in the U.S. However, very few nuclear plants have been added to the U.S. fleet over that time. Currently, the only new nuclear project in […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The Role of Digital Insight in a Safer Nuclear Industry

January 28, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011, many new nuclear programmes were delayed or significantly repealed. Governments globally, and particularly those in Western Europe, instigated broad-brush policy changes while also conducting substantial safety reviews and nuclear power plant modifications. […]