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Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

US President rejects request for uranium import quota

July 16, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

In their filing of January 2018, two mining companies, Ur-Energy USA and Energy Fuels Resources, had contended that imports are pushing US uranium production to the brink of collapse, and asked the Trump administration to impose a quota requiring that […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Extending The Lives Of Nuclear Energy Plants Will Help To Combat Climate Change Threat

July 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

The U.S. president thinks climate change is a hoax. But his administration is touting nuclear energy, saying that it can produce carbon-free power around the clock. Setting aside the apparent contradictions, the policy is spot-on. If the objective is to […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Why The World Needs More Nuclear Power

July 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

This is the final article in a series based on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. Previous articles in this series covered carbon dioxide emissions, petroleum supply and demand, the production and consumption of coal, global natural gas […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Advancing Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel Technologies for Safe and Reliable Nuclear Plants

June 7, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Experts in the nuclear energy industry are making significant advancements in fuel technologies that will help today’s and tomorrow’s fleets of nuclear reactors operate efficiently, reliably and safely. One area in which experts are rapidly making progress is with enhanced […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Nuclear energy era closes out in Massachusetts

June 3, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity, bring to a close the era of nuclear power in Massachusetts. The final shutdown occurred at 5:28 p.m. Friday. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

New Map Shows Expanse Of U.S. Nuclear Waste Sites

May 31, 2019

Via: Forbes

The United States is home to 21 “stranded” nuclear-waste storage sites, according to a congressional researcher who was quick to add that “stranded does not imply that the waste has been abandoned or lacks regulatory oversight.” It means those 21 […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Optimizing heat transfer in current and next-generation nuclear reactors

May 17, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

Engineers must manage a maelstrom in the core of operating nuclear reactors. Nuclear reactions deposit an extraordinary amount of heat in the fuel rods, setting off a frenzy of boiling, bubbling, and evaporation in surrounding fluid. From this churning flow, […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Poland already preparing for nuclear plant, says energy minister

May 16, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

The communities living there have been preparing themselves for its construction, having observed nuclear power plants in operation elsewhere, and so the government has “societal approval” to build one, he said. A nuclear power station’s investment cycle lasts about ten […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

May 2, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

The 2012 election pledge by former French president Francois Hollande aimed to limit nuclear’s share of French generation to 50% by 2025, and to close Fessenheim – the country’s oldest plant – by the end of his five-year term, which […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Bernie Sanders Denies Closure Of Vermont Nuclear Plant Increased Emissions — The Data Says Otherwise

April 16, 2019

Via: Forbes

Over the last four years, Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has repeatedly called President Donald Trump a “ pathological liar ,” including for his statements about climate change. “It’s bad enough that we have a president who is a […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US public opinion evenly split on nuclear

April 1, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

Questions on nuclear were posed as part of Gallup’s annual environment poll, conducted on 1-10 March, which was based on a random sample of 1039 adults from all 50 US states plus the District of Columbia. A total of 17% […]


Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Trump Administration makes good on $3.7B promise to Vogtle nuclear plant

March 25, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Friday that the Trump administration has finalized $3.7 billion in new loan guarantees to support completion of the first new U.S. commercial nuclear reactors in a generation, calling the expansion of […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Are Pint-Sized Nuclear Reactors A Cheap Way To Cut Greenhouse Gas Levels?

March 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

Solving the climate crisis and determining nuclear energy’s role in the fix has long presented a dilemma for global leaders. While the low-carbon power source would appear to be a silver bullet in the battle, it remains a costly technology […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Cooper Nuclear Station still operational despite Nebraska flooding

March 18, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

The Cooper nuclear-powered generating station in Nebraska was still operating at full power Monday morning but still ready for a potential shutdown as flood reached record levels in the region. Nebraska Public Power District has been preparing for the worst […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Always Ready For Extreme Weather

March 5, 2019

Via: Forbes

As Polar Vortices, Bomb Cyclones and massive hurricanes pummel America more and more often, nuclear power plants keep on putting out maximum power when all other sources can’t. For the last month, the Pacific Northwest’s only nuclear power plant has […]