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The French stress test for nuclear power - Financial Times

News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 04:16

Financial Times

The French stress test for nuclear power
Financial Times
Every day for the past month, Chinese engineers have carefully fed bundles of fuel rods into the core of a nuclear reactor at Taishan power station on the edge of the South China Sea in Guangdong province. Inside these metallic cylinders are millions ...

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Nuclear power in Poland will cost PLN 40-70 bln – Energy Ministry - Warsaw Business Journal

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 23:40

Warsaw Business Journal

Nuclear power in Poland will cost PLN 40-70 bln – Energy Ministry
Warsaw Business Journal
The cost of building a nuclear power plant in Poland is estimated at PLN 40-70 billion, depending on its capacity, said Józef Sobolewski, head of the Nuclear Power Department at the Energy Ministry told journalists at the EEC in Katowice. The location ...

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Controllable Renewable Power Plants Are A Good Alternative To New Nuclear Power In Eastern Europe - CleanTechnica

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 23:38

CleanTechnica

Controllable Renewable Power Plants Are A Good Alternative To New Nuclear Power In Eastern Europe
CleanTechnica
Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary are all planning to build new nuclear power plants. But according to a new study by Energy Brainpool, commissioned by Greenpeace Energy, they could also opt for controllable renewable power plants.

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Jeff Radebe distinctly quiet about nuclear power at African Utility Week - Cape Business News

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:05

Jeff Radebe distinctly quiet about nuclear power at African Utility Week
Cape Business News
... water‚ energy and power. The energy minister‚ who is acting president while President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza are out of the country‚ spoke extensively about successes in renewables and made no mention of nuclear power.

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India's nuclear major wins prestigious Russian award - Economic Times

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:39

Economic Times

India's nuclear major wins prestigious Russian award
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited (NPCIL)'s prestigious campaign "Atom on Wheels" has won international award under the category of world's best public communication campaign at the 10th anniversary of international event ...

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UK missing deadlines for post-Brexit nuclear safeguards, leak shows - The Guardian

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:19

The Guardian

UK missing deadlines for post-Brexit nuclear safeguards, leak shows
The Guardian
Brexit deadlines have put the supply of nuclear raw material for power stations at risk, a leaked government document has suggested. The document, obtained by Sky News, shows that the UK is already missing critical deadlines to put full safeguards in ...

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Alaska's lone nuclear power plant to be decommissioned - KTUU - KTUU.com

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:14

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Alaska's lone nuclear power plant to be decommissioned - KTUU
KTUU.com
An Army Corp of Engineers team is planning the formal decommissioning of the only nuclear power plant built in Alaska.
Alaska's lone nuclear power plant to be decommissionedFort Worth Star Telegram
Long-Shuttered Experimental Alaskan Nuclear Power Plant to be DecommissionedPower Engineering Magazine

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Nuclear industry urged to address business case - Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:37

Nuclear industry urged to address business case
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
So affirmed EE Publishers MD Chris Yelland in his keynote address to the National Nuclear Regulator's second Nuclear Regulatory Information Conference on Wednesday. "Nuclear power in South Africa was constructed in the 1980s and has served South ...

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Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense - IOL - Independent Online

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:16

Independent Online

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense - IOL
Independent Online
Uganda planning 30GW of nuclear power by 2026. That is 16 times the current total of nuclear energy on the entire African continent.
Rosatom expands overseas links with new agreementsWorld Nuclear News

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IAEA Trains Young Professionals in Nuclear Infrastructure Development - International Atomic Energy Agency

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:48

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Trains Young Professionals in Nuclear Infrastructure Development
International Atomic Energy Agency
An IAEA Training Course has helped junior and mid-career professionals from 12 Member States to gain a better understanding of what it takes to build the infrastructure for a new nuclear power programme. The 17 participants attending this course came ...

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The Bulgarian Cabinet said "Yes" to Restart the Nuclear Power Plant "Belene", China Wants to Invest - Novinite.com

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:07

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The Bulgarian Cabinet said "Yes" to Restart the Nuclear Power Plant "Belene", China Wants to Invest
Novinite.com
There are two nuclear reactors on the site of the plant that the country has ordered from Russia years ago. So far, Bulgaria has invested BGN 3 billion in the project. Energy Minister Temenujka Petkova has announced that by the end of the year, the ...
Bulgarian Cabinet to seek Parliament approval for Belene nuclear power plant restartThe Sofia Globe
Bulgarian gov't seeking investor for unfinished nuclear power plantXinhua

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Panel proposes keeping 2030 nuclear power ratio at 20%-22% - The Japan News

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:38

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Panel proposes keeping 2030 nuclear power ratio at 20%-22%
The Japan News
In July 2015, the ministry set the government's first energy mix goal, which envisions that nuclear power will account for 20-22 percent of all electricity generation and renewable energy for 22-24 percent in 2030. The draft presented by the subgroup ...

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Wind power overtakes nuclear energy in UK for first time over last three months - The Independent

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:12

The Independent

Wind power overtakes nuclear energy in UK for first time over last three months
The Independent
Windfarms provided more electricity than Britain's nuclear power stations in the first three months of 2018, the first time it has ever done so across a quarter. Between January and March, wind power produced 18.8% of the UK's energy needs, compared to ...
UK wind power outstrips nuclear for the first time over a quarterClimate Action Programme
UK wind power tops nuclear over a whole quarter for first timeEnergy Live News - Energy Made Easy

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Q&A: What's happening with UK's new nuclear power projects? - Unearthed

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 07:04

Unearthed

Q&A: What's happening with UK's new nuclear power projects?
Unearthed
It may still be early days for the next new nuclear power project in the pipeline, but so far Wylfa is shaping up to be pretty controversial in its own right. So there's another nuclear power plant in the works? A few actually. First up there's ...

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Japan backs role of nuclear power in 2030 energy plan - Reuters

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:50

Japan backs role of nuclear power in 2030 energy plan
Reuters
TOKYO, May 16 (Reuters) - Japan released a draft of an updated basic energy policy on Wednesday, leaving its ideal mix of power sources for 2030 in line with targets set three years ago, despite criticism it places too much emphasis on unpopular ...

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Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense - Fin24

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:55

Fin24

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense
Fin24
Uganda is only one of a number of countries interested in nuclear power. Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom has boasted that it's concluded nuclear power memoranda of understanding with Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan and Zambia. Uganda is also on the list ...

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Wind power overtakes nuclear for first time in UK across a quarter - The Guardian

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:01

The Guardian

Wind power overtakes nuclear for first time in UK across a quarter
The Guardian
Britain's windfarms provided more electricity than its eight nuclear power stations in the first three months of 2018, marking the first time wind has overtaken nuclear across a quarter. The renewable energy industry hailed the milestone as a sign the ...

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Alaska's Lone Nuclear Power Plant to Be Decommissioned - U.S. News & World Report

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:14

Alaska's Lone Nuclear Power Plant to Be Decommissioned
U.S. News & World Report
Alaska's Lone Nuclear Power Plant to Be Decommissioned. An Army Corp of Engineers team is planning the formal decommissioning of the only nuclear power plant ever built in Alaska. May 16, 2018, at 12:07 a.m.. Alaska's Lone Nuclear Power Plant to Be ...

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Alaska's lone nuclear power plant to be decommissioned | The ... - Seattle Times

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:09

Alaska's lone nuclear power plant to be decommissioned | The ...
Seattle Times
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Army Corp of Engineers team is planning the formal decommissioning of the only nuclear power plant built in Alaska.

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Poland needs offshore wind and nuclear power projects, says official - ETEnergyworld.com

News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 03:04

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Poland needs offshore wind and nuclear power projects, says official
ETEnergyworld.com
Poland needs offshore wind and nuclear power projects, says official KATOWICE: Poland needs to invest in wind farms in the Baltic Sea and in nuclear power, the government official responsible for power and gas infrastructure Piotr Naimski said on Tuesday.

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