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French power group EDF says it missed 2017 nuclear production target - Reuters

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 13:03

French power group EDF says it missed 2017 nuclear production target
Reuters
PARIS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - French utility EDF missed its nuclear production target in 2017 due to warmer-than-expected weather at the end of the year which curbed demand, and due to outages ordered by the country's ASN nuclear regulator. EDF's nuclear ...
EDF proposes shutting down some French reactors from 2029 onwardsReuters Africa

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Model predicts scenarios for power generation using nuclear fusion - Phys.Org

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:41

Model predicts scenarios for power generation using nuclear fusion
Phys.Org
Nuclear fusion for the controlled and regular generation of electric power by converting hydrogen into helium and reproducing on a small scale what happens within stars is one of the foremost technological promises for coming decades. So far, only ...

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Lawsuit against New York's nuclear subsidies can proceed - WRVO Public Media

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 09:45

WRVO Public Media

Lawsuit against New York's nuclear subsidies can proceed
WRVO Public Media
The PSC had no comment on the decision. A separate lawsuit against the nuclear subsidies from energy companies and environmental groups was dismissed in federal court last summer. That decision is being appealed with arguments set for March. The state ...

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Nuclear far from a done deal - energy expert - Eyewitness News

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:02

Eyewitness News

Nuclear far from a done deal - energy expert
Eyewitness News
JOHANNESBURG - Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa's remarks about South Africa not having money for nuclear power may halt plans for now, but some experts say that this depends on decisions taken in the next few months by the new political leadership ...

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Iowa's only nuclear power plant likely to close in 2025 - KCRG

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 05:24

KCRG

Iowa's only nuclear power plant likely to close in 2025
KCRG
PALO, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The only nuclear power plant in Iowa is likely closing, but not for eight more years. The owners of the Duane Arnold Energy Center in Palo, NextEra Energy, says it is losing a contract with Alliant Energy in the year 2025. That ...

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US tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars - The Japan News

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 05:22

The Japan News

US tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars
The Japan News
... nuclear fission system under NASA's Kilopower project. Months-long testing began in November at the energy department's Nevada National Security Site, with an eye toward providing energy for future astronaut and robotic missions in space and on the ...

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US tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars - The Japan News

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 05:22

The Japan News

US tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars
The Japan News
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) — Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful, and a full-power run is scheduled for March ...

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Former nuclear power Kazakhstan shares lessons for North Korea - Nikkei Asian Review

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:08

Nikkei Asian Review

Former nuclear power Kazakhstan shares lessons for North Korea
Nikkei Asian Review
This has been an ideal time for Kazakhstan to take the global stage and garner international respect, as fears of nuclear catastrophe reach their highest since the end of the Cold War. Kazakhstan is no shining example of Western democracy, as President ...

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Ukraine extends deal with Westinghouse on nuclear fuel imports - Xinhua

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 20:04

Ukraine extends deal with Westinghouse on nuclear fuel imports
Xinhua
KIEV, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine's state nuclear power company Energoatom said on Monday it has extended the contract on the import of nuclear fuel with the U.S.-based nuclear power company Westinghouse Electric. The contract, which was due to expire ...

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County hears update on small-scale nuclear power pilot project - Los Alamos Monitor

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:57

County hears update on small-scale nuclear power pilot project
Los Alamos Monitor
The plan would be to install the nuclear power system at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls and the county would purchase power from the project. The Carbon Free Power Project is a nuclear power project that is in the planning stages for the ...

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TABLE-Belgian nuclear power reactor outages - Reuters Africa

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:52

TABLE-Belgian nuclear power reactor outages
Reuters Africa
(Adds Doel 3 outage for March. 2, 2019; revises end date for Nov. 3, 2018 Doel 4 outage and Oct. 12, 2019 Tihange 3 outage under reactors to go out of service) Jan 29 (Reuters) - Belgium has seven nuclear power reactors with a combined capacity of ...

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Poland to decide later this year on building nuclear plant - Reuters

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:06

Poland to decide later this year on building nuclear plant
Reuters
Tchorzewski is a supporter of a nuclear power plant, but for the project to take off, a government decision is necessary. Poland's state-run PGE, Poland's biggest power producer, has been responsible for the project. It was expected to be taken last ...

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New Siting Criteria for large Nuclear Power Stations - Lexology

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:32

New Siting Criteria for large Nuclear Power Stations
Lexology
On 7 December 2017, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy issued a consultation on siting criteria and process for a new National Policy Statement (“NPS”) on nuclear power (the “Consultation”). This NPS will apply to nuclear power ...

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«Finland's Pyhäjoki nuclear plant takes our pension money» - The Independent Barents Observer

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:14

The Independent Barents Observer

«Finland's Pyhäjoki nuclear plant takes our pension money»
The Independent Barents Observer
Russia has a core role in what will be Finland's northernmost nuclear power plant. Located in Pyhäjoki south of Oulu, construction work has already started. Though, the plant still lack building permit. «What happens in Finland is even more ...

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Fire extinguished at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant - Citizens for Legitimate Government

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 05:21

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Fire extinguished at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
Citizens for Legitimate Government
Fire extinguished at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant | 26 Jan 2018 | (San Luis Obispo County, CA) Firefighters were called out Thursday night to a reported fire at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. The call went out around 7:15 p.m. City and ...
Global Nuclear Power Plant Market Size 2018 Rosenergoatom (Russia; Heavy Water Reactor Nuclear Power Plant ...PostObserver
Fire at Rickety Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Gives California a Scare — Shutdown Slated for 2025EnviroNews (blog)

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Renewable Energy Is Much Faster To Install & More Scalable Than Nuclear Power - CleanTechnica

News - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 15:01

CleanTechnica

Renewable Energy Is Much Faster To Install & More Scalable Than Nuclear Power
CleanTechnica
One major advantage renewable energy has over fossil fuels and nuclear power is that it can typically be installed much faster. Nuclear power plants can require 5–15 years to complete and some have taken 20 or more. Constructing a new coal power plant ...

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Call for nuclear power plant company to consider effect on Gwynedd - Cambrian News

News - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 09:22

Cambrian News

Call for nuclear power plant company to consider effect on Gwynedd
Cambrian News
GWYNEDD Council has accused a company behind plans for a new nuclear power station on Anglesey of ignoring the potential impact the development would have on Gwynedd. In response to a recent informal consultation by Horizon Nuclear Power, who are ...

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Diablo Canyon shutdown last chapter for clean nuclear power in California - Long Beach Press Telegram

News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 18:55

Long Beach Press Telegram

Diablo Canyon shutdown last chapter for clean nuclear power in California
Long Beach Press Telegram
Power plants close for a variety of reasons, economic as well as technical. But California has come up with a new rationale: “We just don't want it.” The Public Utility Commission has accepted PG&E's plan to close Diablo Canyon, the state's single ...

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France rules out increasing CO2 as it closes nuclear reactors - Reuters

News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 17:09

Reuters

France rules out increasing CO2 as it closes nuclear reactors
Reuters
Environment activists complain that the government has withheld scenarios cutting back nuclear capacity the most, when it held workshops this month to prepare for the public debate. Junior Energy and Environment Minister Sebastien Lecornu told ...

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Is nuclear power really that expensive? - Grist

News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 13:16

Grist

Is nuclear power really that expensive?
Grist
I've never been able to figure out the price of existing nuclear generation, because smart people I respect use wildly different numbers. So I set out to discover what was going on. As I asked around about this, I focused on one power plant as a case ...
Diablo Canyon shutdown last chapter for clean nuclear power in CaliforniaPress-Enterprise
Report of fire at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power PlantKSBY San Luis Obispo News
Crews extinguish small fire at Diablo CanyonThe San Luis Obispo Tribune
KEYT -International Business Times, India Edition
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