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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Hungary Adding New VVER-1200 Nuclear Reactors in First for EU

August 26, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Hungary’s nuclear energy agency has issued a license for construction of two reactors for Paks II, a power generation project first launched in early 2014 as part of an inter-governmental agreement between Hungary and Russia. Officials said Paks II would […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Germany Mulls Postponing Nuclear Exit

August 17, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Germany’s government is weighing how the closure of the country’s last three nuclear power plants in December 2022 will affect its grid this upcoming winter as the country scrambles to secure sufficient energy supplies amid a decline in Russian gas […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

California governor proposes extending Diablo Canyon nuclear plant’s life

August 15, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on August 12 proposed extending the life of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant by five to 10 years to maintain reliable power supplies in the climate change era. The proposal to keep the Diablo […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Production Curtailed in France, Worsening Europe’s Energy Crisis

August 4, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

High temperatures in river water are reportedly forcing Electricite de France SA (EDF) to cut power generation at some of its nuclear plants. The news is particularly troubling as several European nations struggle to cope with an energy crisis caused […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Valuable Resource—Not a Waste

August 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Did you know that more than 90% of the potential energy that exists in fuel rods when they’re loaded into commercial nuclear reactors still remains in the fuel after five years of operation? Well, that’s true, according to the U.S. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

NRC Moves to Issue Final Design Certification for NuScale Nuclear Module

July 29, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has indicated it will certify NuScale’s 50-MWe (160 MWth) small modular reactor (SMR) design, marking another definitive milestone for the reactor vendor and its technology prospects. The NRC on July 29 said it directed staff […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

DOE selects design for fast nuclear test reactor

July 28, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said it selected a sodium-cooled fast reactor design for its versatile test reactor that would be built at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). If funding is appropriated by Congress, the project would be the first […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The POWER Interview: SMR Growth Tied to Plan for Nuclear Waste

July 27, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, based on research from Stanford University and the University of British Columbia, addressed the problem of nuclear waste from small modular reactors (SMRs). The study said that […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Plants Report Stellar Performance, but Retirements Could Limit Climate Benefits

July 27, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The world’s nuclear power plants generated a total of 2,653 TWh of energy in 2021, up 100 TWh from 2020. It was the third-highest total ever for global generation from nuclear, just 4 TWh short of the output in 2019 […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

JERA Readying to Start 1-GW Coal Plant as Japan Scrambles to Secure Power Supplies

July 14, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has called for up to nine nuclear plants to be put into operation to mitigate tight supplies expected this winter. The country could meanwhile resume operation of more than 10 thermal power plants to ensure […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

California Legislature Passes Bill to Support Reliability Reserve, Lifeline for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

June 30, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

California’s State Legislature has passed a bill that could extend the operating lives of existing generating facilities slated for retirement, potentially providing a new lifeline for the 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), which has a premature closure date in […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Solar drove energy sector job growth in 2021, report finds

June 29, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Despite headwinds caused by the coronavirus pandemic and supply chain constraints, U.S. energy sector jobs grew by 4% from 2020 to 2021, outpacing overall employment. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2022 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

SaskPower Picks SMR Technology for First Two Potential Nuclear Units

June 28, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

SaskPower has chosen GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) technology for Saskatchewan’s first two nuclear units, which the provincial utility plans to deploy by the mid-2030s. The announcement on June 27 wraps up a four-year process […]


News and Policies, World

Nuclear, Hydrogen, CCUS Part of at Least 42 Country Ambitions

June 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

At least 42 nationally determined contributions (NDCs) submitted under the Paris Agreement as of December 2021 indicate governments plan to utilize carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen and ammonia, and nuclear energy, including advanced nuclear, to reach 2030 goals. However, […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Closes After 50 Years of Operation, Employees Leave with Pride

May 26, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

After more than 50 years of operation, the Palisades nuclear power plant was taken offline for the final time on May 20. The station was scheduled to be permanently shut down on May 31, but plant operators “made the conservative […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Philippines May Restart Bataan Nuclear Plant Project

May 24, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The winner of the Philippines’ presidential election earlier this month has made another move in support of reviving nuclear power in that country, holding talks with South Korea about enlisting help to restart a nuclear power plant project that was […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Price Tag Tops $30 Billion

May 9, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

An updated financial report from one of the owners of the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion in Georgia shows the cost to build two new reactors has now topped $30 billion, more than double the original price tag expected for the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Small Modular Reactors Provide Opportunity to Rethink Automation for Nuclear Generation

May 2, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

While instrumentation and control (I&C) technology represents a relatively small percentage of the overall capital investment for any nuclear power station, it often plays an outsized role for safe, reliable, and efficient operation. Recognizing the potential benefits, the U.S. Nuclear […]


News and Policies, World

UK Leans Heavily on Nuclear in Bold New Energy Strategy

May 2, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A long-awaited energy strategy published by the UK government on April 6 lays out bold commitments that tackle Great Britain’s multi-pronged challenges, including achieving net-zero carbon emissions while ensuring energy security and affordability. The sweeping plan sharply reverses course on […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

IAEA: Japan making progress on Fukushima water release plan

April 29, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said April 29 that Japan is making “significant progress” on its plans to release treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant next year. A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency visited […]