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Future of nuclear power is in local lab - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:30

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Future of nuclear power is in local lab
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Inside a small but cavernous hangar in Harmarville, Sola Talabi is setting the stage for a nuclear accident. Chains and pulleys hang from the ceiling. A small digital scroll reads “Laser On,” and the main attraction is a large stainless steel drum with ...

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A Successful Nuclear Step For New Molten Salt Reactors - Forbes

News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:01

Forbes

A Successful Nuclear Step For New Molten Salt Reactors
Forbes
It places the company as an early leader in a fast-growing technology sector. The IMSR nuclear power plant is a transformative energy technology that is now one step closer to making a major contribution to the world's growing demand for low-cost ...
Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor that will make nuclear as cheap as natural gas passes first certification hurdleNext Big Future

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Rick Perry's new energy proposal works for nuclear energy and the environment - USA TODAY

News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:15

USA TODAY

Rick Perry's new energy proposal works for nuclear energy and the environment
USA TODAY
To understand why, consider the fact that over half of America's nuclear power plants are losing money and at risk of being replaced by fossil fuels, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. And about half of those at-risk plants are in the regions ...
Phillip Blond: New nuclear is key to delivering a green futureConservative Home
Picking Losers: Why Coal and Nuclear Interests Are Desperate For a Ratepayer BailoutEnvironmental Working Group
Proposed Bailout of Coal and Nuclear Is Trump Admin's Attempt to Save Dying IndustriesDeSmog (blog)

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Should the public bail out NJ's aging nuclear power plants? - New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 00:25

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Should the public bail out NJ's aging nuclear power plants?
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
The nuclear power industry has launched a campaign in New Jersey and other states to gain support for special financial subsidies for its aging nuclear plants. The lobbying campaign comes as large supplies of natural gas have pushed energy prices lower ...

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Nuclear Power in Spain, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2017 - Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations ... - PR Newswire (press release)

News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 23:16

Silver Pinyon Journal

Nuclear Power in Spain, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2017 - Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations ...
PR Newswire (press release)
"Nuclear Power in Spain, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2017 - Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles", is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and ...
Global Nuclear Power Plant Market Share 2017-2022 Exelon, Duke, Kepco, NextEra, MagnoxSilver Pinyon Journal

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FERC chairman proposes 'interim' plan to keep coal and nuclear power plants 'afloat' - Washington Examiner

News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 22:44

Washington Examiner

FERC chairman proposes 'interim' plan to keep coal and nuclear power plants 'afloat'
Washington Examiner
The chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Thursday he is pushing for an “interim step” to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants. Neil Chatterjee's plan would give the commission more time to evaluate Energy Secretary Rick ...
Energy industry associations reject DOE proposal to subsidize coal, nuclear power plantsDaily Energy Insider

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Indigenous demonstrators, environmentalists urge governments to stop using nuclear power - Toronto Star

News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 21:47

Toronto Star

Indigenous demonstrators, environmentalists urge governments to stop using nuclear power
Toronto Star
Activists say waste generated by nuclear energy must be regulated more efficiently, and that future production of nuclear power will only lead to more waste, so it should be terminated in order to safeguard human and environmental health. “Collectively ...

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IAEA COP23 Side Event: Nuclear Innovation Can Help Achieve Climate Goals - International Atomic Energy Agency

News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:56

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA COP23 Side Event: Nuclear Innovation Can Help Achieve Climate Goals
International Atomic Energy Agency
The goal of limiting the global temperature increase to well below 2˚C requires new climate policies, investment incentives, and a massive adoption of low carbon energy technologies, including nuclear power, participants at an IAEA side event to the ...

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Belarusian, Russian ecologists continue monitoring Ostrovets nuclear power plant construction - Belarus News (BelTA)

News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:39

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarusian, Russian ecologists continue monitoring Ostrovets nuclear power plant construction
Belarus News (BelTA)
OSTROVETS, 9 November (BelTA) – Belarusian and Russian ecologists have completed another stage of the campaign designed to monitor the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Ostrovets District, Grodno Oblast, BelTA learned from Alan ...

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Zuma's last ditch effort to ram through a nuclear power deal - Mail & Guardian

News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:33

Mail & Guardian

Zuma's last ditch effort to ram through a nuclear power deal
Mail & Guardian
His recent dramatic push to fast-track an expensive and highly controversial nuclear power station build is therefore very much out of character. But Zuma's advocacy of the nuclear build needs to be understood in terms of another hallmark of his ...

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Nuclear power - unaffordable, or lowest cost energy available? - Fin24

News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:46

Fin24

Nuclear power - unaffordable, or lowest cost energy available?
Fin24
Countries like China, Russia and India are building nuclear power plants at an enormous pace at the moment, more countries are signing contracts to join them, whilst in the US, France and the UK we find costs escalating and construction even being ...
Corruption, misinformation, myths muddy SA's nuclear debate – Rob JeffreyBizNews

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FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant experiences leak within facility - WRVO Public Media

News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:34

WRVO Public Media

FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant experiences leak within facility
WRVO Public Media
Staff at the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego County powered down the facility last weekend in response to an internal leak. FitzPatrick spokesperson Tammy Holden says they recently discovered a defect in a few of the plant's more than 30,000 ...

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Exclusive Access Inside The Gates Of The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant - CBS Philly

News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 04:22

CBS Philly

Exclusive Access Inside The Gates Of The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant
CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — You probably never knew thousands of gallons of local water poured down the sides of the cooling towers at the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant. “We get about 18,000 gallons a minute from the Schuylkill River and Perkiomen Creek ...

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Britain risks a nuclear dead end by spurning global technology leap - Telegraph.co.uk

News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:01

Telegraph.co.uk

Britain risks a nuclear dead end by spurning global technology leap
Telegraph.co.uk
The US energy department and the Chinese military-industrial complex are working on a raft of new designs that are cleaner, safer, and cheaper than the old light-water giants, some promising to deliver 'dispatchable' power when needed and to achieve ...

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End may be nearing for Diablo Canyon nuclear plant - San Francisco Chronicle

News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:44

San Francisco Chronicle

End may be nearing for Diablo Canyon nuclear plant
San Francisco Chronicle
Proponents of nuclear power, who consider the technology essential to fighting global warming, mobilized to save the plant. The proposed decision issued Wednesday would largely approve PG&E's plan, but with a few changes. PG&E and its partners in the ...
California utility judge cuts proposed cost for nuke closureNew Haven Register
Judge denies PG&E plan for ratepayers to fund Diablo Canyon community support programKCBX
SLO County cities, schools may not get $85 million from Diablo Canyon closure settlementThe San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Fire officials stress 'all areas are safe' after fire at McGuire Nuclear Station - WSOC Charlotte

News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:34

WSOC Charlotte

Fire officials stress 'all areas are safe' after fire at McGuire Nuclear Station
WSOC Charlotte
The McGuire Nuclear Station is a nuclear power plant located on Lake Norman, a 32,500-acre lake created in 1963 by Duke Power for the Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station. The McGuire units use the lake's water for cooling. Earlier this year, Channel 9 ...
Don't worry about the heavy black smoke rising from nuclear power plant, authorities sayWCNC

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Lithuania worries that a Russia-funded nuclear reactor in Belarus is part of a push for more power - PRI

News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:02

PRI

Lithuania worries that a Russia-funded nuclear reactor in Belarus is part of a push for more power
PRI
Belarus touts the power plant as a step forward for its own energy security — the country currently imports 90 percent of its energy from Russia — and as a potential revenue stream that could compete in the Baltic and Nordic electricity markets ...
Belarusian nuclear power plant passes EU safety testsBelarus News (BelTA)
Belarusian nuclear power plant resistant to extreme external influencesTVR

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China outpacing US in nuclear power growth - Tribune-Review

News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 15:27

Power Engineering Magazine

China outpacing US in nuclear power growth
Tribune-Review
The United States gets more electricity from nuclear power plants than any other country, but most of the growth in nuclear power is projected to happen in other parts of the world — particularly China and India, according to the Energy Information ...
EIA Forecasts Nuclear Growth in China, Decline in the United StatesPower Engineering Magazine

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Advanced Nuclear Finds a More Welcome Home in Canada - MIT Technology Review

News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:00

MIT Technology Review

Advanced Nuclear Finds a More Welcome Home in Canada
MIT Technology Review
Many energy experts say the world is going to need far more nuclear power to address the escalating threat of climate change, simply because it's a carbon-free energy source that doesn't face the intermittency limitations of renewables like solar and wind.
Terrestrial Energy IMSR First Commercial Advanced Reactor Assessed by RegulatorGlobeNewswire (press release)

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Stress tests confirm reliability of Belarusian nuclear power plant - Belarus News (BelTA)

News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:30

Belarus News (BelTA)

Stress tests confirm reliability of Belarusian nuclear power plant
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 8 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian nuclear power plant is resilient to the events similar to those, which occurred at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, BelTA learned from Head of the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department of the Belarusian ...

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