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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

New Units at Hongyanhe Further China’s Nuclear Ambition

November 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

China’s nuclear power program has utilized several technologies over the years, drawing on the expertise of its own engineers and those of other nations while pursuing its own reactor development and technology export program. The country’s 14th Five-Year Plan for […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Canada Bank Group Pledges Millions Toward Nuclear Power Project

October 26, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Canadian government has pledged more financing toward development of a grid-scale small modular reactor (SMR), as the country continues to support nuclear power as a way to cut emissions of greenhouse gases from its power generation sector. Natural Resources […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Giant Westinghouse Acquired by Renewable Power Company and Uranium Fuel Supplier

October 12, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A consortium comprised of Brookfield Renewable Partners, together with its institutional partners, and Cameco Corp. announced on Oct. 11 an agreement to acquire Westinghouse Electric Co. from Brookfield Business Partners (BBU). The deal has a total enterprise value of about […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Japan Looks at Ramping Up Nuclear Power to Ensure Energy Supply

August 24, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Japan’s prime minister said the country is prepared to restart more of its idled nuclear reactors, and look at building more power generation facilities with next-generation nuclear technology. The comments from Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during an Aug. 24 news […]


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, U.S.

Pressure on U.S. Nuclear Power Could Mount if Sanctions Imposed on Russian Uranium

March 10, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ensuing sanctions may have a limited immediate impact on the U.S. nuclear industry, despite its reliance on uranium imports. Potential implications over the longer term, however, require urgent action, officials from the Nuclear Energy Institute […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Repowering Provides New Purpose for Existing Plants

March 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Repowering is occurring in both thermal and renewable power plants, as new technologies make older facilities new again. The practice involves replacing aging generating units at thermal plants with new, higher-capacity turbines, or retrofitting a renewable energy site with more […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

How Machine Learning Improves Visibility into Nuclear Power Plant Waste and Contamination Levels

December 16, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Nuclear power remains one of the cleanest forms of energy available to us. Unfortunately, current challenges in measuring nuclear power plant waste and contamination levels make it difficult to manage. The inability to effectively measure these levels makes it difficult […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Can Nuclear Power Stay Relevant in a World Filled with Renewables?

November 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

I have long been a supporter of nuclear power. I’ll admit I’m biased, having spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program and having worked for several more years in the commercial nuclear industry at the Quad Cities […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Nuclear First—Work Starts on Russian Fast Neutron Reactor

June 8, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Construction of a 300-MW nuclear power unit showcasing a fuel specially developed for the reactor is underway in Siberia, a project that industry experts say could provide a dramatic leap forward in nuclear power technology. The project is being hailed […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Looking for Carbon-Free Energy Resources? Don’t Forget Nuclear Power

May 20, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

As leaders around the world take steps to decarbonize energy supplies, many people have focused their attention specifically on wind and solar power. What they may fail to recognize is that nuclear power provides more electricity in the U.S. than […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

How the Department of Energy Is Helping Keep Nuclear Power Relevant

May 3, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

In the decade following World War II, the U.S. government took a keen interest in helping to create a commercial nuclear power industry. Although there were military leaders and members of Congress who believed nuclear technology should be carefully guarded […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Is Nuclear Power Poised for a Resurgence?

February 11, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Since 1990, nuclear power has consistently supplied about 19% to 20% of the electricity used in the U.S. However, very few nuclear plants have been added to the U.S. fleet over that time. Currently, the only new nuclear project in […]


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

U.S. Bank Set to Lift Ban on Supporting Nuclear Power

July 8, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

A government-run development bank is expected to end its ban on investment in nuclear energy, a move that could allow U.S. companies to take a greater role in foreign nuclear power projects. The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) as […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Plants – Refueling Amid COVID-19

April 9, 2020

Via: Forbes

A refueling outage at the Limerick Nuclear Generating Station in Pennsylvania has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. Officials at the plant confirmed there have been five cases of COVID-19 among the more than 2,000 employees and contractors onsite and, […]


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, 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, 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 […]


News and Policies, World

UK introduces low-carbon plans

October 15, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

The bill outlines proposals to strengthen the UK’s standards of environmental protection post-Brexit with the establishment of a new public body – the Office for Environmental Protection – which will also hold government and other public bodies to account on […]