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EU backs Lithuania in nuclear plant dispute with Belarus - Financial Times

News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:38

Financial Times

EU backs Lithuania in nuclear plant dispute with Belarus
Financial Times
Linas Linkevicius, Lithuania's foreign minister, raised the prospect of a boycott on buying power from the project. He tweeted: “unsafe #Belarus' Nuclear Power Plant is an issue for the whole #EU. No place for the unsafe #nuclear projects on #EU ...
Nuclear spat at Eastern Partnership summitEURACTIV

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Resolving PHL's nuclear-power quandary - Business Mirror

News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:27

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Resolving PHL's nuclear-power quandary
Business Mirror
Nuclear experts based in Russia have concluded their preliminary assessment on the possibility and viability of rehabilitating the 620-megawatt (MW) Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), the first nuclear power plant built in Southeast Asia more than ...
FirstEnergy celebrates 30 years of operation at its Perry Nuclear Power PlantDaily Energy Insider

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German Wind Power Beats Hard Coal, Nuclear Power for First Time - Bloomberg

News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:06

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German Wind Power Beats Hard Coal, Nuclear Power for First Time
Bloomberg
German coal plant operators choked generation from hard coal plants in favor of cheaper-to-run lignite units this year and nuclear power operators kept plants like Grundremmingen B, which were offline for extended periods, Bruno Burger, a professor at ...

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China signs deal to build new nuclear reactor in Pakistan: WNN - Reuters

News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:05

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China signs deal to build new nuclear reactor in Pakistan: WNN
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PARIS (Reuters) - China has signed a deal to build a third large nuclear reactor in Pakistan, which wants to get a fifth of its electricity from nuclear by 2030. World Nuclear News, supported by industry lobby World Nuclear Association, reported that ...
New deal between 'all weather friends', China signs deal to build new nuclear reactor in PakistanNew Delhi Times
China constructing nuclear reactor in PAKNews Track

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Japan Atomic Power requests 20 extra years to run Tokai plant - Asahi Shimbun

News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 06:45

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Japan Atomic Power requests 20 extra years to run Tokai plant
Asahi Shimbun
Japan Atomic Power Co. on Nov. 24 filed an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority to extend its operation of the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture by 20 years beyond the government's 40-year limit. The request is the ...
Weakest link: the small components that keep nuclear safePower Technology

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Eskom's latest work on energy policy plan rejects nuclear - Fin24

News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 05:10

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Eskom's latest work on energy policy plan rejects nuclear
Fin24
In the forced nuclear scenario, some 9.6 GW of new-nuclear power is “hardwired” (or forced) into the IRP model in the years to 2050, because none of the other scenarios modelled come up with this particular outcome, which appears to be preferred by the ...

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EDITORIAL: Aging Tokai No. 2 nuclear plant should be decommissioned - Asahi Shimbun

News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 03:38

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EDITORIAL: Aging Tokai No. 2 nuclear plant should be decommissioned
Asahi Shimbun
Japan Atomic Power Co.'s Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, seems doomed to be decommissioned given the strong doubts and practical difficulties surrounding the company's plan to restart the reactor at the plant. Japan Atomic ...
Weakest link: the small components that keep nuclear safePower Technology

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Nuclear Reactors Safer - Futurism

News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:01

Futurism

How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Nuclear Reactors Safer
Futurism
The method could potentially make safety inspections safer. “Regular inspection of nuclear power plant components is important to guarantee safe operations,” Mohammad Jahanshahi, an assistant professor at Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering ...

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France weighs EDF restructuring scenarios, nuclear spinoff - Nasdaq

News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:07

France weighs EDF restructuring scenarios, nuclear spinoff
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PARIS, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The French finance ministry is studying several scenarios for restructuring state-owned utility EDF, including spinning off its nuclear power generation activities into a standalone unit, sources familiar with the situation ...

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France weighs EDF restructuring scenarios, nuclear spinoff-sources - Reuters

News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:03

France weighs EDF restructuring scenarios, nuclear spinoff-sources
Reuters
PARIS, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The French finance ministry is studying several scenarios for restructuring state-owned utility EDF, including spinning off its nuclear power generation activities into a standalone unit, sources familiar with the situation said.

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Sudan's Bashir: we want to discuss nuclear power cooperation with Russia - Reuters

News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:06

Sudan's Bashir: we want to discuss nuclear power cooperation with Russia
Reuters
SOCHI, Russia, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday he wanted to discuss nuclear power cooperation with Russia. Bashir was speaking before talks with Putin in the southern ...

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Weakest link: the small components that keep nuclear safe - Power Technology

News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:31

Power Technology

Weakest link: the small components that keep nuclear safe
Power Technology
The division I work for is the nuclear safety division. We've been in the nuclear field since the early 60s. We started with the Otto Hahn nuclear-powered ship in Germany, and then developed, working at German nuclear power plants and then moving into ...

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Weakest link: the small components that keep nuclear safe - Power Technology

News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:31

Power Technology

Weakest link: the small components that keep nuclear safe
Power Technology
The division I work for is the nuclear safety division. We've been in the nuclear field since the early 60s. We started with the Otto Hahn nuclear-powered ship in Germany, and then developed, working at German nuclear power plants and then moving into ...

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Moody's assigns A3 to China General Nuclear's USD/EUR guaranteed notes - Moodys.com (press release)

News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 05:03

Moody's assigns A3 to China General Nuclear's USD/EUR guaranteed notes
Moodys.com (press release)
Hong Kong, November 23, 2017 -- Moody's Investors Service has assigned an A3 senior unsecured rating to the proposed senior unsecured notes to be issued by CGNPC International Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of China General Nuclear Power ...
CGN funds will power UK plantsecns

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Solar Over Nuclear - New York Times

News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:47

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Solar Over Nuclear
New York Times
Re “Why Slashing Nuclear Power May Backfire” (Economic Scene column, Nov. 8): Eduardo Porter argues that global investment in renewable energy isn't making much of a dent in global carbon emissions. At the same time, the column asserts that the $250 ...

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Should the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station be required to pay an annual $25 million decommissioning fee? - The Boston Globe

News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:23

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Should the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station be required to pay an annual $25 million decommissioning fee?
The Boston Globe
The Commonwealth's only nuclear power plant, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, is in my legislative district in Plymouth. Since it opened in 1972, the plant has created hundreds of jobs and boosted the local economy, contributing to the significant ...
Retiring nuclear reactors takes time, moneyAgri-Pulse

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New nuclear power cannot rival windfarms on price, energy boss says - The Guardian

News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:37

The Guardian

New nuclear power cannot rival windfarms on price, energy boss says
The Guardian
New nuclear power stations in the UK can no longer compete with windfarms on price, according to the boss of a German energy company's green power arm. Hans Bunting, the chief operating officer of renewables at Innogy SE, part of the company that owns ...

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Belarusian students trained at Russian nuclear power plant - Belarus News (BelTA)

News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:21

Belarusian students trained at Russian nuclear power plant
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 22 November (BelTA) – Belarusian university students, who will become nuclear energy industry specialists after graduation, have been given an opportunity to enjoy on-the-job training at the Kalinin nuclear power plant in Udomlya, Tver Oblast, ...

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Inside the Caribbean's only nuclear reactor - Power Technology

News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:33

Power Technology

Inside the Caribbean's only nuclear reactor
Power Technology
In its current form, Jamaica's nuclear bill prohibits the building of a nuclear power plant and is not comprehensive enough to take on nuclear power, according to Grant, but he is hopeful that when the necessary technology comes along, the bill will ...

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Inside the Caribbean's only nuclear reactor - Power Technology

News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:31

Inside the Caribbean's only nuclear reactor
Power Technology
However, despite the department's big ambitions, shortly after the reactor's commissioning, disaster struck at the Chernobyl nuclear site in Ukraine (then the USSR). Consequently, any plans to explore the use of nuclear power in Jamaica were put on hold.

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