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Future of Davis-Besse nuclear power plant still hangs in balance - WTOL.com

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 23:52

Future of Davis-Besse nuclear power plant still hangs in balance
WTOL.com
"We're hopeful that not only the state of Ohio but the federal government looks to try to come up with a an energy policy that gives credit for nuclear power and what it brings to the table. And how it fits into the total portfolio of energy and the ...

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China Combines Two State-Owned Nuclear Firms Into Powerhouse - Caixin Global

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 22:04

Caixin Global

China Combines Two State-Owned Nuclear Firms Into Powerhouse
Caixin Global
China has given the green light for two of its largest nuclear-power firms to merge as it continues to consolidate state-owned enterprises to reduce overcapacity and improve operating efficiency. China's state-asset regulator on Wednesday approved the ...

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Beijing Approves Restructuring of Nuclear Power Firms - Financial Tribune

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:33

Beijing Approves Restructuring of Nuclear Power Firms
Financial Tribune
C hina National Nuclear Corp, China's No. 2 nuclear power producer, will take over the country's top nuclear power plant builder to create a company worth almost $100 billion, the latest state-orchestrated marriage in the nation's vast power sector ...

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The Good and Bad of Nuclear Power - ThomasNet News (press release) (blog)

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:13

The Good and Bad of Nuclear Power
ThomasNet News (press release) (blog)
Nuclear energy refers to the energy harnessed from nuclear fission reactions. Unlike a conventional power plant, which uses the combustion of fossil fuel (such as coal or natural gas) for heat generation, a nuclear power plant uses the heat generated ...

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Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning - Energy Collective

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:10

Energy Collective

Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning
Energy Collective
Nuclear power is in crisis ‒ as even the most strident nuclear enthusiasts acknowledge ‒ and it is likely that a new era is fast emerging, writes Jim Green, editor of the Nuclear Monitor newsletter. After a growth spurt from the 1960s to the '90s, then ...

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Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning - Energy Collective

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:10

Energy Collective

Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning
Energy Collective
Thus ‒ notwithstanding the low number of start-ups in 2017 ‒ the mini-renaissance that gathered steam in the three years before the Fukushima disaster probably has two or three years to run. Beyond that, it's near-impossible to see start-ups outpacing ...

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Can France Mix Nuclear and Renewable Power? - Bloomberg

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:14

Bloomberg

Can France Mix Nuclear and Renewable Power?
Bloomberg
“If you're not flexible, you're going to struggle,” said Jonas Rooze, the head of European power transition at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “Nuclear is probably incompatible with large volumes of solar and wind." EDF disagrees, saying its reactors can ...

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China approves restructuring of leading nuclear power companies - Xinhua

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:15

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China approves restructuring of leading nuclear power companies
Xinhua
BEIJING, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- The State Council has approved the restructuring of two leading Chinese nuclear power companies, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China Nuclear Engineering and Construction Group Corporation Limited (CNECC ...
Factbox: China regulator okays state-brokered nuclear dealReuters
China Creates Nuclear Powerhouse - WSJWall Street Journal
China regulator approves giant nuclear merger in latest state-brokered power dealReuters.com
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Factbox: China regulator okays state-brokered nuclear deal - Reuters

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:29

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Factbox: China regulator okays state-brokered nuclear deal
Reuters
State-owned CNEC is China's top builder of nuclear power plants and the only eligible installer of equipment in the nuclear island (NI), which is the core part of a nuclear power unit that generates steam from nuclear fission. The company had total ...
China regulator approves giant nuclear merger in latest state-brokered power dealReuters.com
China regulator approves nuclear firms' merger in latest state-backed power dealReuters Africa

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China goes nuclear with latest state-brokered power deal - Reuters

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:15

Reuters

China goes nuclear with latest state-brokered power deal
Reuters
“(The) merger ... will give the new company vast financial firepower to take on the significant capital costs involved in developing new nuclear reactors – both domestically and abroad,” said Georgina Hayden, head of power and renewables at BMI ...
China approves restructuring of leading nuclear power companiesXinhua
China Creates Nuclear Powerhouse - WSJ - Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal
Beijing approves the merger of two state-owned nuclear giantsSouth China Morning Post
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First reactor at UAE nuclear power plant 'almost ready' - Khaleej Times

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:39

Khaleej Times

First reactor at UAE nuclear power plant 'almost ready'
Khaleej Times
The first reactor at Barakah Nuclear Power Plant - the UAE's first nuclear power station - is almost ready, a top official said on Monday. Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) Director-General Christer Viktorsson said the regulatory body is ...
UAE authority ready to license nuclear reactorgulfnews.com

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China nuclear power group stays committed to UK supply chain - ecns

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:28

China nuclear power group stays committed to UK supply chain
ecns
China General Nuclear Power Group reaffirmed its commitment to buy from UK supply chain companies to build nuclear power plants in the UK and across countries covered by the Belt and Road Initiative ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's China visit ...

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China nuclear power group stays committed to UK supply chain - ecns

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:28

China nuclear power group stays committed to UK supply chain
ecns
China General Nuclear Power Group reaffirmed its commitment to buy from UK supply chain companies to build nuclear power plants in the UK and across countries covered by the Belt and Road Initiative ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's China visit ...

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China Wants New Nuclear Weapons to Keep Up With US and Russia Military Power - Newsweek

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 21:19

Newsweek

China Wants New Nuclear Weapons to Keep Up With US and Russia Military Power
Newsweek
The Chinese military has expressed its desire to enhance its nuclear weapons to keep up with the U.S. and Russia, two leading powers that have increasingly committed to modernizing their own arsenals. In a commentary featured Tuesday in the PLA Daily ...
US war with North Korea may be unthinkable but will diplomacy and hard power be enough to avert it?The Independent

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SC House plans to lower SCE&G's power bills after nuclear fiasco, at least for now - The State

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:05

The State

SC House plans to lower SCE&G's power bills after nuclear fiasco, at least for now
The State
The S.C. House plans to stop SCE&G from charging its 700,000 customers for a failed nuclear project, at least until a state board decides whether the company deserves the money. A proposal that House GOP leadership plans to discuss with rank-and-file ...

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Nuclear power not at the top of Eskom's agenda, says CFO Cassim - Eyewitness News

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:17

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Nuclear power not at the top of Eskom's agenda, says CFO Cassim
Eyewitness News
Nuclear power not at the top of Eskom's agenda, says CFO Cassim. Eskom released its interim financial results showing how the state-owned entity is struggling financially and sitting with over R300 billion debt. Acting Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe (left ...
UPDATE 1-South Africa's Eskom cannot commit to nuclear expansion - acting CFOReuters

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NJ files new legislation recognising nuclear benefits - World Nuclear News

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:07

NJ files new legislation recognising nuclear benefits
World Nuclear News
SB877 is a continuation of proposed legislation - Assembly Bill 5330 and SB3560 - which directed the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to establish a Nuclear Diversity Certificate (NDC) programme. An NDC would represent the environmental and fuel ...

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French People Support Energy Transition (More than Nuclear Power) - Energy Collective

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:11

Energy Collective

French People Support Energy Transition (More than Nuclear Power)
Energy Collective
The trend is very clear: 83% of French people think France should prioritize investments in renewable energy. Only 12% of the interviewees prefer that investments go towards the modernization and life extension of nuclear power plants. 66% of ...

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French People Support Energy Transition (More than Nuclear Power) - Energy Collective

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:11

French People Support Energy Transition (More than Nuclear Power)
Energy Collective
The trend is very clear: 83% of French people think France should prioritize investments in renewable energy. Only 12% of the interviewees prefer that investments go towards the modernization and life extension of nuclear power plants. 66% of ...

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Is the US Too Reliant on Foreign Uranium for Nuclear Power Plant Fuel? [PODCAST] - POWER magazine

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:43

POWER magazine

Is the US Too Reliant on Foreign Uranium for Nuclear Power Plant Fuel? [PODCAST]
POWER magazine
Amir Adnani, founder, president, and CEO of Uranium Energy Corp., spoke to POWER about the state of the nuclear industry. He suggested a national security crisis is looming in the U.S. The reason is that the nuclear reactor fleet requires about 50 ...

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