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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 […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

The Iran Nuclear Deal And The Killing Of Soleimani

January 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

The assassination of General Qasem Soleimani is just the latest escalation in hostilities between Iran and the United States since President Trump scuttled the Iran Nuclear Deal. When America pulled out of the Deal, which was hammered out in Switzerland […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Top 6 Nuclear Power Achievements of the Year

December 26, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

The past year has been filled with firsts for the nuclear power industry. Three power plants sporting first-of-a-kind reactors entered commercial operation, while the first U.S. AP1000 nuclear project reached key milestones on its path to completion. Furthermore, the U.S. […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

New Jersey Backs 45 Community Solar Projects

December 23, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) on Dec. 20 announced it has approved 45 applications in the first year of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. The NJBPU in a statement Friday said the projects, with total generation […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

USA, Japan need new nuclear, says US Commerce Secretary

December 20, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

In his speech at the 12th Annual US-Japan Roundtable Conference held in Washington DC on 18 December, Ross called for a “technological revival” of the nuclear power industry. “Nuclear is and must remain an essential part of our energy mix […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Which Industry Offers The Safest Jobs In America: Nuclear Or Logging?

December 13, 2019

Via: Forbes

The most dangerous job in America is logging, with over 132 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers. The next nine most dangerous jobs, with fatality rates between 10 and 100, are: commercial fishing, aircraft pilots, roofers, trash collectors, steel workers, truck […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear is key to decarbonisation, says head of IAEA

December 11, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

Grossi was speaking at a high-level UN side event at COP25 on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, to ensure access to affordable and reliable energy. The event – entitled Accelerating the energy transformation in support of sustainable development and the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Does Slow Climate Change

November 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

Indeed it does. Contrary to claims by those who just don’t like nuclear, every time nuclear plants close, carbon emissions go up. Using opaque financial jargon, grandiose claims for renewables, and political spin, doesn’t change this. There a number of […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Chinese nuclear heating project starts up

November 18, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

Shandong Nuclear Power Company (SDNPC) – a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) and the owner of Haiyang plant – announced on 15 November that, following a few days of trial operation, the demonstration district heating system had officially […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

How Well Is The Nuclear Industry Protected From Cyber Threats?

November 8, 2019

Via: Forbes

There was a cyberattack on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, India, in September. The nuclear plant’s administrative network was breached in the attack, but it did not cause any operational, safety or critical damage. Kudankulam plant officials […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

How ‘world view’ affects public perception of nuclear power

October 18, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

Formerly its director of energy, Lovering is now the Breakthrough Institute’s ‘energy for growth’ fellow. The California, USA-based environmental think tank “looks for ecological solutions to environmental problems”, she said, and for opportunities to engage with “traditionally environmental” – and […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

The World Begins To Slowly Cooperate On New Nuclear Energy

September 30, 2019

Via: Forbes

Canadian and United States nuclear regulators have signed a first-of-a-kind Memorandum of Cooperation that will see our two countries collaborate on the technical reviews of advanced reactor and small modular reactor technologies. Kristine Svinicki, Chair of the United States Nuclear […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Performance Improves, but More Reactors Needed

September 25, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

“The world’s nuclear plants continue to perform excellently,” Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, wrote in the preface to the recently released World Nuclear Performance Report 2019. Yet, if the nuclear industry is to reach its “Harmony” […]


Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, Nuclear, World

Nuclear Power Is Crucial to Phasing Out Carbon Emissions

September 11, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

By 2050, energy demand of developing countries will exceed total energy demand of OECD countries. Access to abundant clean energy will facilitate rapid economic growth in the developing world, and with it plummeting maternal and infant mortality, billions lifted out […]