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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

Hit With High Natural Gas Prices, France Vows To Build More Nuclear Energy

February 15, 2022

Via: Forbes

The threat of war in Ukraine coupled with the supply chain crunch is causing France to consider expanding its nuclear energy program. It will build as many as 14 nuclear reactors by 2050 — not just to resist natural gas […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute CEO Korsnick: Reactor capacity key to U.S. tackling carbon reduction crisis

March 24, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Editor’s Note: Nuclear energy in the U.S. is the single largest resource of carbon-free power, accounting for 55 percent of that sector which includes utility -scale wind, hydro and solar. Last year, the nuclear sector didn’t add a single reactor, […]


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

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, 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, 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 […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

US budget request includes USD150 million for uranium reserve

February 11, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The uranium reserve funding is part of USD1.3 billion requested for the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, which also includes USD295 million for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) project. The DOE’s total budget request is USD35.4 billion for the next […]


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, 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 power is the ‘silent giant’ being invited finally to speak

September 6, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

This was the shared message of Agneta Rising and Kirill Komarov, respectively the director general and chairman of World Nuclear Association, at the opening of its Symposium 2019 in London yesterday. “Energy is essential for promoting human development and global […]


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

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, 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

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

Trump Administration May Give Mouth-To-Mouth To Resuscitate Coal Industry

May 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

The Trump administration may try to resuscitate the coal industry by using laws that, in effect, conclude that national security is at stake because the reliability of the electric grid is at risk. That is a hard case to make […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Reducing the Costs of Nuclear Energy in Three Steps

April 30, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The recent construction performance on reactor projects in Europe and the USA has clearly rocked confidence in the industry and sewn doubt in opinion leaders, such as Michael Liebreich, about the ability of nuclear energy to contribute further to reducing […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US and French companies form venture for nuke waste storage

March 16, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A Dallas company and a France-based multinational corporation are forming a joint venture to license an interim storage site in West Texas for high-level nuclear waste. Orano USA and Waste Control Specialists announced on Tuesday their […]