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Climate Action column: Nuclear power plants carry benefits and costs, says Kahn - Wicked Local North of Boston

News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:47

Wicked Local North of Boston

Climate Action column: Nuclear power plants carry benefits and costs, says Kahn
Wicked Local North of Boston
Let me begin by saying that I made an error in my last column, which focused on ways that the Ipswich Electric Light Department could help customers save money and energy. I stated that “the vast bulk of the ELD's electricity today is generated by ...

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Indian Point: Nuclear power plant gets positive safety grades, new decommission details - The Journal News | LoHud.com

News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:30

The Journal News | LoHud.com

Indian Point: Nuclear power plant gets positive safety grades, new decommission details
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Federal safety investigators have determined that Indian Point nuclear power plant has been operating safely heading into its crucial final steps before shutting down in 2021. Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently discussed findings ...
NRC Staff Holds Briefing Pre-Annual Indian Point MeetingWAMC

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Westinghouse Loads Fuel in Second AP1000® Nuclear Power Plant - Maryville Daily Times

News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:00

Westinghouse Loads Fuel in Second AP1000® Nuclear Power Plant
Maryville Daily Times
HAIYANG, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 21, 2018--Westinghouse Electric Company and its customers, China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Shangdong Nuclear Power Company Limited (SDNPC) announced today that ...

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Westinghouse Loads Fuel in Second AP1000® Nuclear Power Plant - Financial Post

News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:07

Edmonton Journal

Westinghouse Loads Fuel in Second AP1000® Nuclear Power Plant
Financial Post
HAIYANG, China — Westinghouse Electric Company and its customers, China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Shangdong Nuclear Power Company Limited (SDNPC) announced today that Haiyang Unit 1, the AP1000 nuclear ...
First Westinghouse AP1000® Nuclear Plant Sanmen 1 Completes ...Maryville Daily Times

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Westinghouse Loads Fuel in Second AP1000 - Business Wire (press release)

News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:07

Business Wire (press release)

Westinghouse Loads Fuel in Second AP1000
Business Wire (press release)
HAIYANG, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westinghouse Electric Company and its customers, China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Shangdong Nuclear Power Company Limited (SDNPC) announced today that Haiyang Unit 1, the ...

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If Innovation Makes Everything Cheaper, Why Does It Make Nuclear Power More Expensive? - Forbes

News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:04

Forbes

If Innovation Makes Everything Cheaper, Why Does It Make Nuclear Power More Expensive?
Forbes
... a link to a free and near-identical version of their paper.) They came to a surprising conclusion. “Contrary to other energy technologies,” they wrote in Energy Policy, when it comes to nuclear power plants, “innovation leads to construction cost ...

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Rediscovering the Promise of Nuclear Power - Project Syndicate

News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:19

Project Syndicate

Rediscovering the Promise of Nuclear Power
Project Syndicate
Nuclear power has become a kind of renewable-energy bogeyman, with radiation presented as a source of acute and immediate danger to communities and the environment. But fears about radiation are vastly exaggerated, and the potential of nuclear power ...

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BRIEF-BKW Receives Decommissioning Order For Mühleberg Nuclear Power Plant - Reuters

News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 05:07

BRIEF-BKW Receives Decommissioning Order For Mühleberg Nuclear Power Plant
Reuters
BRIEF-BKW Receives Decommissioning Order For Mühleberg Nuclear Power Plant. Reuters Staff. 1 Min Read. June 21 (Reuters) - BKW AG: * DECOMMISSIONING ORDER FOR MÜHLEBERG NUCLEAR POWER PLANT RECEIVED Source text for Eikon: ...

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America needs coal and nuclear power for energy diversity - Rockland County Times

News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 04:13

The Daily Caller

America needs coal and nuclear power for energy diversity
Rockland County Times
In the face of rising electricity demand, Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently unveiled a plan to preserve some of the nation's key coal and nuclear power plants. It's a sensible move since the nation's power grid can't rely solely on natural gas, wind ...
Bloomberg: Wind and Solar to Reach Nearly 50 Percent of Total Generation by 2050Power Engineering Magazine
Report: World trending to hit 50% renewables, 11% coal by 2050Ars Technica
NextEra CEO: Cheap, `Disruptive' Batteries Coming to Kill CoalBloomberg

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Letter, 6/21: We mustn't ignore nuclear power - Lincoln Journal Star

News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:57

Lincoln Journal Star

Letter, 6/21: We mustn't ignore nuclear power
Lincoln Journal Star
Look to how Germany and France have responded: Germany has the most expensive electricity in Europe and isn't making much of a dent in carbon emissions, whereas nuclear-happy France has both cheaper power and lower carbon emissions thanks to its ...

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China to open university in Tianjin to train workers for nuclear power industry - South China Morning Post

News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:03

South China Morning Post

China to open university in Tianjin to train workers for nuclear power industry
South China Morning Post
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), a state-owned nuclear power developer and operator, signed a strategic cooperation agreement on Friday with northern Chinese megacity Tianjin that included establishing a nuclear industry university with ...

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₹948 crore lost due to lack of trained manpower at Kudankulam ... - The Hindu

News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:28

The Hindu

₹948 crore lost due to lack of trained manpower at Kudankulam ...
The Hindu
The NPCIL did not properly assess the level of expertise needed for refuelling before shutting down the reactor in 2015, say the government auditor.

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BWXT Selects Ontario Power Generation to Provide Irradiation Services for New Medical Isotope Manufacturing ... - Financial Post

News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:45

BWXT Selects Ontario Power Generation to Provide Irradiation Services for New Medical Isotope Manufacturing ...
Financial Post
LYNCHBURG, Va. — BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) (“BWXT” or the “Company”) is expanding its longstanding relationship with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), whose wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Nuclear Partners (CNP) plans to provide ...

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Hitachi CEO promises to prioritize profitability in UK nuclear power plant project - The Japan Times

News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:18

The Japan Times

Hitachi CEO promises to prioritize profitability in UK nuclear power plant project
The Japan Times
Hitachi Ltd. will put profitability first in a nuclear plant construction project in the United Kingdom, President and CEO Toshiaki Higashihara told shareholders Wednesday. The machinery-maker will base any decision about the project on economic ...

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Nuclear power shutdowns could cut energy prices, increase air pollution: Penn State, TMI weigh in - PennLive.com

News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:03

PennLive.com

Nuclear power shutdowns could cut energy prices, increase air pollution: Penn State, TMI weigh in
PennLive.com
And that is because natural gas power plants will be able to fill the void left behind by nuclear power at a lower cost, according to Seth Blumsack, associate professor of energy policy and economics at Penn State. Both Three Mile Island and the Beaver ...

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Role of Regulation in Nuclear Plant Safety: A New Series of Posts - All Things Nuclear

News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:02

All Things Nuclear

Role of Regulation in Nuclear Plant Safety: A New Series of Posts
All Things Nuclear
And the nuclear industry launched its Delivering the Nuclear Promise campaign seeking productivity and efficiency gains to enable nuclear power to compete better against natural gas and other sources of electricity. In light of these concurrent efforts ...
Indian Point nuclear plant annual report card hearing Thursday in TarrytownThe Journal News | LoHud.com

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Can the UK rely on nuclear power? - Unearthed

News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:05

Unearthed

Can the UK rely on nuclear power?
Unearthed
The British government's plan for a fleet of new nuclear power stations took a major step forward earlier this month with the announcement that it could take a direct stake in the planned project at Wylfa in Wales, marking a historic shift in policy ...

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Hitachi to examine British nuclear power plant project "cautiously" - Kyodo News Plus

News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 06:33

Kyodo News Plus

Hitachi to examine British nuclear power plant project "cautiously"
Kyodo News Plus
Mitsuaki Nishiyama, Hitachi's chief financial officer, said one option was for the company to lower its stake in its Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd. unit to lessen the impact of the wholly owned unit's business on the Hitachi group. Horizon oversees the ...

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Macau | Authorities confirm that first tests are being conducted at Taishan nuclear power plant - Macau Business

News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:56

Macau Business

Macau | Authorities confirm that first tests are being conducted at Taishan nuclear power plant
Macau Business
The company responsible for the Taishan nuclear power plant has confirmed to the Macau Unitary Police Service that tests are currently being conducted on one of the reactors of the plant, which, according to a report by Hong Kong media, China's ...

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FATAH: A rogue nuclear power goes to the polls — and it's not Iran or North Korea - Toronto Sun

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:33

Toronto Sun

FATAH: A rogue nuclear power goes to the polls — and it's not Iran or North Korea
Toronto Sun
I am referring to Pakistan, a country that has the fastest growing arsenal of nuclear weapons, varying from 60-km-range tactical nukes to the medium range ballistic missile Shaheen-3 that can hit a target of 2,750 km away. This would for the first time ...
The US and Russia Are Shrinking Their Nuclear Arsenals—But China Isn'tPopular Mechanics

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