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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

NuScale SMR Chosen for UK Wind-Nuclear Hybrid

January 15, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A British company announced it is joining with U.S.-based NuScale Power to develop a hybrid project using wind energy and small modular reactor (SMR) technology to produce power and green hydrogen. Shearwater Energy, a global energy services company, on Jan. […]


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

Final DOE Advanced Reactor Demonstration Awards Announced

January 7, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Wrapping up an eventful year for advanced nuclear, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy announced $20 million in awards for the third of three pathways under its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). The ARDP program, which the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Enters 2021 With Buoyant Global Outlook for Small Modular Reactors

January 4, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

The nuclear industry is heading into 2021 with increased optimism around small modular reactors (SMRs) after a series of policy initiatives worldwide in recent weeks. The U.S., U.K. and Canada, three major nuclear markets, all signaled growing support for SMRs […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Fusion — Coming Soon To An Electrical Grid Near You?

December 29, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

There are two kinds of nuclear power — fission and fusion. Fission is the one we are most familiar with. It involves splitting atoms — isotopes of uranium being the most common — in a process that releases large amounts […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Hydrogen policies must include nuclear, says NNWI

December 16, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The report – titled On the Role of Nuclear Power in the Development of a European Hydrogen Economy – calls for policies designed to boost the clean hydrogen sector to be technology neutral. These policies, it says, should acknowledge that […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Reactors Cost Too Much. Here are Some Ideas to Fix it

December 14, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

Nuclear energy is too expensive to build and it is also too important, relative to dealing with climate change, to have its future left to market forces. Several new efforts address these issues with ideas about how to fix the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Vogtle Receives First Shipment of Nuclear Fuel

December 10, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

The two-unit expansion of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia reached another milestone as Georgia Power received the first shipment of nuclear fuel for Unit 3 of the project. The utility on Dec. 9 said receipt of the fuel […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

BWXT Accomplishes Restart of TRISO Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing

November 11, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) announced today (Nov 10) that its BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. subsidiary has completed its TRISO nuclear fuel line restart project and is actively producing fuel at its Lynchburg, Va. facility. “The restart of our […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

New York Reforms Clean Energy Standard

October 22, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

An expansion of New York’s Clean Energy Standard (CES) approved by the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) adopts several measures that will help the state meet its new, more ambitious 70%-by-2030 renewable power target. In an Oct. 15 order, the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The POWER Interview: Technology Can Solve Problem of Nuclear Waste

September 1, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

Debate continues about nuclear power’s role in electricity production, particularly as it revolves around climate change. As a zero-emissions source of power, nuclear is seen by many as a complement to renewable energy in the transition away from coal-fired generation. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute – Nuclear Plants Have Always Weathered the Storm. Future Reactors Will Do Even More

August 19, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

This year’s hurricane season is expected to bring “more, stronger, and longer-lived storms than average,” leading to “an extremely active season,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Climate Prediction Center. For years, nuclear plants have safely operated during […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Trump Administration Pivots To Nuclear Energy, Finds Lever Against China, Russia

August 7, 2020

Via: Forbes

Expanding U.S. commercial nuclear power abroad could become the Trump administration’s strongest lever against Chinese hegemony and Russian expansion in the global market. The U.S. Department of Energy, which is leading the national initiative, is on an aggressive timeline—five to […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

U.S. Begins Quest for a Lunar Nuclear Reactor

July 30, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

What will it realistically take to ready a fission surface power system (FSP)—a small (maybe modular) nuclear reactor—for deployment on the moon by 2027? That’s essentially what Battelle Energy Alliance LLC (BEA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National […]


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Recovery plans are an opportunity to invest in nuclear

July 9, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The paper – titled Building a stronger tomorrow: Nuclear power in the post-pandemic world – says the global coronavirus pandemic has had profound impacts on societies around the world. “In many countries it has prompted reviews by governments of how […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

U.S. Bank Set to Lift Ban on Supporting Nuclear Power

July 8, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

A government-run development bank is expected to end its ban on investment in nuclear energy, a move that could allow U.S. companies to take a greater role in foreign nuclear power projects. The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) as […]