Tag: Nuclear Industry

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Game on for nuclear, declares Bilbao y León

November 30, 2021

Via: World Nuclear News

Bilbao y León said about 440 nuclear power reactors are “quietly operating in the background – out of sight and out of mind – providing people across the world with always-on, inexpensive, non-polluting and reliable energy.” She added that, so […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The Role of Digital Insight in a Safer Nuclear Industry

January 28, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011, many new nuclear programmes were delayed or significantly repealed. Governments globally, and particularly those in Western Europe, instigated broad-brush policy changes while also conducting substantial safety reviews and nuclear power plant modifications. […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Looking Ahead to 2018 for Nuclear Energy

November 29, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Each year this blog looks ahead to issues it will follow in the coming 12 months. What this look into the future does is to provide some check marks on the page of news about nuclear energy to return to […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Advocating for Nuclear Power: The Time is Right

August 23, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

We live in strange times. Globally, populism is growing in response to a deep-seated anger with so-called liberal elites. Experts are no longer respected over louder voices that support peoples’ strongly held views. There are no facts, only beliefs. While […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Industry Finds More Ways to Enhance Nuclear Plant Operations

August 18, 2017

Via: Nuclear Energy Institute

Aug. 17, 2017—The nuclear industry has released three new efficiency bulletins (EB) in support of the Delivering the Nuclear Promise initiative, bringing the total number of bulletins issued since the program began to 62. The efficiency bulletin Standard Indicator—Central Database (EB 17-17) will provide a central […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

4 Things to Know About Nuclear Plants and Cyber Security

July 14, 2017

Via: Nuclear Energy Institute

As the New York Times reported last week, as-yet unnamed hackers have been attempting to infiltrate the computer networks of U.S. energy facilities since May. The attempted attacks included the corporate network of a commercial nuclear plant. Bill Gross, NEI’s director of […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

How Policy Can Help to Expand US Nuclear Leadership

April 14, 2017

Via: Nuclear Energy Institute

Sixty nuclear reactors are under construction around the world, as developing nations bolster their grids with nuclear plants that operate around-the-clock without emitting air pollutants. If the United States is to continue playing a positive and constructive role in this […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

U.S. Nuclear Energy: Transform or Become Irrelevant

March 15, 2017

Via: Forbes

The recent financial crisis facing Toshiba due to construction cost overruns at the newest nuclear power plants in the U.S. brought home the message: the nuclear power industry in the U. S. must change or become increasingly irrelevant. This latest […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

How Nuclear Safety Undermines Nuclear Economics

February 24, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The crisis over Toshiba that is it hitting the headlines is part of a much deeper crisis in the global nuclear sector. The venerable Japanese company is far from the only nuclear player in crisis. Take France. The French government […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Connecticut nuclear plant seeks to bid on state contracts

January 20, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

As low energy prices put strains on operators of U.S. nuclear plants, some Connecticut lawmakers want to reduce any risk the Millstone Power Station will close by allowing it to sell power directly to the state. The owners of Connecticut’s […]

News and Policies, World

10 Energy Surprises In 2017

December 27, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

It’s pointless to list the obvious. For oil and gas, pundits know that things like OPEC compliance, U.S. rig counts, pipeline angst, and Chinese consumption are on a long list of standard items that are obligatory to parse from our […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Want to Minimize Radiation from Power Generation? Build More Nuclear

November 29, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Yes, you read that right. For years, there have been efforts to demonstrate that people who live near nuclear plants or work at nuclear plants are getting sick from all that darn radiation they are receiving. Over the years these […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Is This The Beginning Of The End For U.S. Nuclear Power?

November 7, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

The costs pertinent to nuclear power plants are astounding. Plants cost billions of dollars to construct and then millions more based on required resources, overhead, and proper waste disposal. Bloomberg reports that the cost to build a nuclear reactor could […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Why Are Nuclear Plants Losing Money at an Astonishing Rate?

August 19, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Joe Romm recently wrote a piece for Climate Progress titled Nuclear Power Is Losing Money At An Astonishing Rate. In that post Romm exaggerates the amount of support that the New York Zero Emissions Credit (ZEC) will provide, absolves the […]

Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Low Price of Gas, Stagnant Economy, Are Killing Off U.S. Nukes

June 7, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Exelon Corp. has announced that it will close its Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear reactors in Illinois after losing $800 million over the past seven years. The firm said that the failure of the State of Illinois to give nuclear […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

U.S. Nuclear Industry Must Improve Real-Time Monitoring of Spent Fuel Storage

May 25, 2016

Via: Power Engineering

The U.S. nuclear industry must do more to ensure the safety of spent fuel pools during extreme events and severe accidents to avoid another nuclear disaster similar to what happened in Japan in 2011, according to a new study funded […]