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Tag: Nuclear Reactors


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Construction begins at Oak Ridge fuel plant for advanced nuclear reactors

October 14, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

Shovels are officially in the ground at a $300 million nuclear fuel fabrication plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. X-energy’s TRISO-X facility is being funded initially as part of a $3.2 billion federal program to develop, build and demonstrate advanced nuclear […]


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

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

Despite South Carolina IRP Rejection, Duke Energy Seeks 80-Year Operation for Oconee Nuclear Units

June 22, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Duke Energy has kicked off an effort to renew the operating licenses of all its 11 nuclear reactors for 20 more years, starting with Oconee Nuclear Station, its largest nuclear plant. The utility on June 21 filed an application with […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Reactors Cost Too Much. Here are Some Ideas to Fix it

December 14, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

Nuclear energy is too expensive to build and it is also too important, relative to dealing with climate change, to have its future left to market forces. Several new efforts address these issues with ideas about how to fix the […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

New Jersey Backs 45 Community Solar Projects

December 23, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) on Dec. 20 announced it has approved 45 applications in the first year of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. The NJBPU in a statement Friday said the projects, with total generation […]


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, 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, 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, U.S.

President Signs Pro-Nuclear Legislation

January 24, 2019

Via: Forbes

Two bipartisan pieces of legislation modernizing America’s nuclear future have recently become law. The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA) directs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to make regulations move more quickly with respect to new nuclear reactors and to […]


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

Advocacy to Keep U.S. Nuclear Reactors Open Picks Up Steam

May 14, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The Partnership for Global Security (PGS) points out in a recent article that mainstream think tanks, and the news media, have identified how the closure of U.S. nuclear plants will make cutting carbon emissions more difficult. In a worst-case scenario, […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

China to Start Building 6-8 New Nuclear Reactors in 2018

April 3, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

China’s National Energy Administration said in March that the country will announce sites for the start of new construction of six-to-eight new nuclear reactors. The decision ends a two-year freeze on new starts. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA) […]