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Nuclear power plants may not keep Britain's lights on, say Lib Dems - The Guardian

News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00

The Guardian

Nuclear power plants may not keep Britain's lights on, say Lib Dems
The Guardian
Nuclear power should be kept open as an option – but there is a risk that it may not be able to keep the lights on and that it may not be the lowest-cost option,” said the Lib Dems in a new report, authored by the former coalition minister Lynne ...

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David Gannon: Limerick nuclear power plant reliable source of energy, jobs - Allentown Morning Call

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 22:32

Allentown Morning Call

David Gannon: Limerick nuclear power plant reliable source of energy, jobs
Allentown Morning Call
Pennsylvania's policymakers have been rudely awakened by recent developments affecting the nuclear power industry. Many of us in organized labor believe we are approaching a critical moment, and the stakes could not be higher as they relate to jobs and ...

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Must be kidding on nuclear power - The Sunshine Coast Daily

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 21:13

The Sunshine Coast Daily

Must be kidding on nuclear power
The Sunshine Coast Daily
If you had really done your research you would have found most European nations are phasing out nuclear power for security and unsafe storage reasons. Even France - ever so keen on everything nuclear - is calling it a day now. Haven't we got already ...

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Report: Flynn secretly met Jordan's king while pushing nuclear power deal - The Hill

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 19:54

The Hill

Report: Flynn secretly met Jordan's king while pushing nuclear power deal
The Hill
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn and several other top aides to President Trump reportedly met secretly with Jordan's King Abdullah II while Flynn was pushing for a for-profit deal to build more nuclear reactors in the Middle East ...
Trump Advisers Secretly Met With Jordan's King While One Was ...BuzzFeed News
Trump advisers secretly met Jordanian king during transition: reportNew York Daily News
Flynn, Bannon, Kushner secretly met with Jordan's king days before inaugurationThe Week Magazine

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Attorney: Nuclear power report should have been released - Island Packet

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:53

Attorney: Nuclear power report should have been released
Island Packet
An attorney for a legislative panel investigating the failure of a nuclear power project in South Carolina says a report the owners intended to keep secret shows they knew the reactors couldn't be completed as planned at least two years before they ...

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Attorney: Nuclear power report should have been released - Washington Post

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:45

Attorney: Nuclear power report should have been released
Washington Post
COLUMBIA, S.C. — An attorney for a legislative panel investigating the failure of a nuclear power project in South Carolina says a report the owners intended to keep secret shows they knew the reactors couldn't be completed as planned at least two ...

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Government set to approve 'mini' nuclear reactors in coming months - Telegraph.co.uk

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:29

Telegraph.co.uk

Government set to approve 'mini' nuclear reactors in coming months
Telegraph.co.uk
The new technology, expected to come into play as older nuclear power stations are decommissioned, will be able to offer energy at a third of the price of that generated through giant conventional reactors, such as the ongoing Hinkley Point in Somerset.

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Trump Advisers Secretly Met With Jordan's King While One Was Pushing A Huge Nuclear Power Deal - BuzzFeed News

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:12

BuzzFeed News

Trump Advisers Secretly Met With Jordan's King While One Was Pushing A Huge Nuclear Power Deal
BuzzFeed News
The meeting with the king of Jordan had extremely high stakes: a discussion with the head of a key American ally that might have included plans about spreading nuclear power to one of the world's least stable regions, possibly with the help of one of ...

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Zion skyline in for a change with planned razing of nuclear towers - Chicago Tribune

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:10

Chicago Tribune

Zion skyline in for a change with planned razing of nuclear towers
Chicago Tribune
Zion Solutions, which is part of Utah-based EnergySolutions, will finish deconstructing and demolishing the former Zion nuclear power plant and its 20-story containment silos in 2018, according to EnergySolutions Vice-President Mark Walker, but 61 ...

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French nuclear regulator investigations fuel winter supply doubts - Reuters

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:05

French nuclear regulator investigations fuel winter supply doubts
Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - France could face a second winter of tight power supply as nuclear reactors undergo a review of hundreds of components and increased scrutiny demanded by the country's watchdog. France, a net power exporter in Europe, which relies on ...

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Nuclear power in Australia: Why are we not considering this? - The Australian

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:55

The Australian

Nuclear power in Australia: Why are we not considering this?
The Australian
A lot has happened in the decade since Ziggy Switkowski set out on a mission to promote nuclear power as a sensible clean energy option for Australia.
Renewable Energy Industry Hotting Up as World Goes Cold on ...Sputnik International

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Renewable Energy Industry Hotting Up as World Goes Cold on Nuclear Power - Sputnik International

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:39

Sputnik International

Renewable Energy Industry Hotting Up as World Goes Cold on Nuclear Power
Sputnik International
Nuclear power is on its way out the world over, with its global share of energy generation declining and construction of just one new nuclear reactor being undertaken in 2017. Renewable energy seems poised to take its place as the energy source of the ...
Nuclear the energy alternative for Australia none dare nameThe Australian
The core of UAE's nuclear aspirationsgulfnews.com

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NASA's groundbreaking Cassini probe is dead after 20 years of exploring Saturn on nuclear power - Business Insider

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:33

Business Insider

NASA's groundbreaking Cassini probe is dead after 20 years of exploring Saturn on nuclear power
Business Insider
Spilker wrote and submitted one of the latest New Frontiers proposals with Morgan Cable, a fellow Cassini scientist. If approved, they'll get about $800 million, nuclear power supplies, and a rocket to make their mission happen. "We've put together a ...

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The US has to accept North Korea as a nuclear power - Salon

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:34

Salon

The US has to accept North Korea as a nuclear power
Salon
Although President Trump is not responsible for the complete failure of the U.S. to stop North Korea from becoming a nuclear power, his bellicose threats against North Korea and the acceleration of Pyongyang's missile and nuclear program have ...
Pakistan's indirect role in North Korea's nuclear programDeutsche Welle
Kim Jong Un — smart and strategic?Washington Post
North Korea's nuclear power might have just been revealedSierra Leone Times

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Bucking public sentiment, Atomic Energy Commission backs nuclear power for national energy mix - The Japan Times

News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:19

The Japan Times

Bucking public sentiment, Atomic Energy Commission backs nuclear power for national energy mix
The Japan Times
The commission recommended in a report that nuclear power account for at least 20 percent of Japan's energy supply in 2030, citing a previous government energy plan. It said rising utility costs caused by expensive fossil fuel imports and slow reactor ...
Japanese nuclear disaster didn't affect fish or human health: UVic oceanographerTimes Colonist

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Nuclear energy is not without greenhouse gas emissions - DesMoinesRegister.com

News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 22:17

Nuclear energy is not without greenhouse gas emissions
DesMoinesRegister.com
In a Sept. 12 letter to the editor [Sierra Club opposes climate-friendly energy], David C. Hammel misrepresents the Sierra Club's position on hydroelectric power and also promulgates the myth that nuclear power produces "zero greenhouse gases." I'm not ...

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Flynn is in a lot of trouble over a nuclear power deal he kept secret - ThinkProgress

News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:38

ThinkProgress

Flynn is in a lot of trouble over a nuclear power deal he kept secret
ThinkProgress
Mike Flynn kept pushing a massive nuclear power deal involving Saudi Arabia and Russia even after he (briefly) became president Donald Trump's national security advisor, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, the House ...

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FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee won't commit to propping up coal, nuclear power - Washington Examiner

News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:16

Washington Examiner

FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee won't commit to propping up coal, nuclear power
Washington Examiner
New Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee said Thursday that the nation's electricity grid watchdog will evaluate whether to help preserve the nation's coal and nuclear plants during the transition to renewable energy sources.

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Saudi Arabia said to plan nuclear power tender in October - The National

News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:26

The National

Saudi Arabia said to plan nuclear power tender in October
The National
This will make it the second country in the Arab world to tap nuclear power as a way to diversify its energy supply for its 32 million population. While a possible multi-billion-dollar Saudi tender would be smaller than those being considered in India ...
Exclusive: Saudi Arabia plans to launch nuclear power tender next month - sourcesReuters

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Britain seeks to smooth Brexit path for nuclear power - Reuters

News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:04

Britain seeks to smooth Brexit path for nuclear power
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Thursday it was in talks with the European Union to ensure a smooth transition for its nuclear industry as Britain moves away from Euratom's regulatory regime to a domestic one. The nuclear industry has ...

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