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Category: Nuclear


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US Department of Energy backs proposed SMR regulation

June 5, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The NRC’s emergency preparedness programme for nuclear power plants has up to now focused on large, light-water reactors (LWRs). The proposed rule, together with a draft regulatory guide, considers advances in facility design and safety research, and their application to […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Finland performs remote inspection of new nuclear plant

April 29, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

Russia’s Rosatom is building the plant using a 1200 MWe AES-2006 VVER under a fixed-price contract. RAOS Voima Oy is the Finnish subsidiary the Russian state nuclear corporation set up in 2014 for the purpose of buying a share in […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

EU Nuclear Fears Drive Attempt To Shut Down Belarus Nuke Power Plant

April 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

Europe is terrified of nuclear energy. Reasons differ. For one country, Lithuania, it’s a question of lost market share for its very expensive LNG plant. For others, it’s a question of safety and a political push to go green. So […]


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

President’s U.S. Nuclear Fuel Working Group Releases Plan to Revitalize the Domestic Uranium Mining Industry

April 23, 2020

Via: PR Newswire

Ur-Energy Inc. (NYSE American:URG) (TSX:URE) (“Ur-Energy”) is pleased to announce that the United States Nuclear Fuel Working Group (“NFWG”) established by President Trump released its report today detailing the steps required to revitalize the domestic uranium mining and broader nuclear […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

As the coronavirus pandemic bites, EDF lowers its nuclear output projections for 2020

April 16, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

In the latest example of how the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting the energy sector, French utility EDF said Thursday that it was sharply revising down its projected nuclear output for this year. In a statement, the company said it expected […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Plants – Refueling Amid COVID-19

April 9, 2020

Via: Forbes

A refueling outage at the Limerick Nuclear Generating Station in Pennsylvania has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. Officials at the plant confirmed there have been five cases of COVID-19 among the more than 2,000 employees and contractors onsite and, […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US report identifies nuclear workforce trends

March 24, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The 2020 US Energy & Employment Report (USEER), prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between NASEO and the EFI clean energy think-tank, identifies important trends and skill sets for the USA’s energy workforce. The report was first published in 2016 […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

EU nuclear sustainability needs expert review, utilities say

March 13, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

On 9 March, the technical expert group advising the European Commission on sustainable finance published its final recommendations on the EU taxonomy, including “substantial new user guidance” to help investors and companies meet obligations for reporting against the framework. In […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Steps Up Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

March 12, 2020

Via: Forbes

The world is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and is now spreading across the globe, just yesterday determined to be a pandemic by the World Health Ogranization. […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Canada, UK strengthen nuclear collaboration

March 6, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

CNL and NNL’s action plan, announced on 4 March, includes exploring joint research projects and studies, information exchange workshops and other resource and knowledge-sharing opportunities. They have identified research related to advanced nuclear reactor fuel, targeted alpha therapy and medical […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

The UAE gets green light to operate the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant

February 17, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The independent nuclear regulator for the United Arab Emirates on Monday issued the operating license for Unit 1 of the country’s Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, giving the go-ahead on operations for the first nuclear […]


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

US budget request includes USD150 million for uranium reserve

February 11, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The uranium reserve funding is part of USD1.3 billion requested for the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, which also includes USD295 million for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) project. The DOE’s total budget request is USD35.4 billion for the next […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear part of US Northwest’s optimal clean energy mix, study shows

February 4, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The study by San Francisco-based consulting group Energy + Environmental Economics (E3) was commissioned by Energy Northwest as part of long-term effort to evaluate all carbon-free options that can maintain system reliability while ensuring residents of Washington state have enough […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

A Look Ahead for Nuclear Energy in 2020

January 24, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

With a growing realization that nuclear energy is necessary to achieve decarbonization in the electric generation utility industry, and for major process heat applications, 2020 looks like a year where action based on this concept will see more significant developments […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US committee hears plea for Green Nuclear Deal

January 22, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

Shellenberger was speaking as an expert witness at the 15 January hearing, An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solutions. The president of research and policy organisation Environmental Progress, he was one of a panel of five expert […]