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Category: Nuclear


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 […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

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 […]


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 […]


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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. […]