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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

New Digital Safety System Controller Approved for Nuclear Plants

November 15, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the use of Mitsubishi Electric Total Advanced Control (MELTAC) Nplus S digital safety system controllers in U.S. nuclear power plants. While new to the U.S. industry, Mitsubishi said the MELTAC system is already […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Is Thorium the Fuel of the Future to Revitalize Nuclear?

November 5, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Nuclear energy produces carbon-free electricity, and the United States has used nuclear energy for decades to generate baseline power. Nuclear energy, however, carries a dreaded stigma. After disasters such as Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukishima, the public is acutely […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

First neutron accelerator delivered to Mo99 facility

October 19, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

The accelerator system has been designed and built specifically for the Shine project by Phoenix LLC, also of Wisconsin, and will produce radioisotopes for use in medical imaging. Phoenix has previously designed prototypes to demonstrate the neutron output and up-time […]


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, […]