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America needs coal and nuclear power for energy diversity - Rockland County Times

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 04:13

The Daily Caller

America needs coal and nuclear power for energy diversity
Rockland County Times
In the face of rising electricity demand, Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently unveiled a plan to preserve some of the nation's key coal and nuclear power plants. It's a sensible move since the nation's power grid can't rely solely on natural gas, wind ...
Bloomberg: Wind and Solar to Reach Nearly 50 Percent of Total Generation by 2050Power Engineering Magazine
Report: World trending to hit 50% renewables, 11% coal by 2050Ars Technica
NextEra CEO: Cheap, `Disruptive' Batteries Coming to Kill CoalBloomberg

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Letter, 6/21: We mustn't ignore nuclear power - Lincoln Journal Star

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:57

Lincoln Journal Star

Letter, 6/21: We mustn't ignore nuclear power
Lincoln Journal Star
Look to how Germany and France have responded: Germany has the most expensive electricity in Europe and isn't making much of a dent in carbon emissions, whereas nuclear-happy France has both cheaper power and lower carbon emissions thanks to its ...

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China to open university in Tianjin to train workers for nuclear power industry - South China Morning Post

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:03

South China Morning Post

China to open university in Tianjin to train workers for nuclear power industry
South China Morning Post
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), a state-owned nuclear power developer and operator, signed a strategic cooperation agreement on Friday with northern Chinese megacity Tianjin that included establishing a nuclear industry university with ...

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₹948 crore lost due to lack of trained manpower at Kudankulam ... - The Hindu

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:28

The Hindu

₹948 crore lost due to lack of trained manpower at Kudankulam ...
The Hindu
The NPCIL did not properly assess the level of expertise needed for refuelling before shutting down the reactor in 2015, say the government auditor.

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BWXT Selects Ontario Power Generation to Provide Irradiation Services for New Medical Isotope Manufacturing ... - Financial Post

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:45

BWXT Selects Ontario Power Generation to Provide Irradiation Services for New Medical Isotope Manufacturing ...
Financial Post
LYNCHBURG, Va. — BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) (“BWXT” or the “Company”) is expanding its longstanding relationship with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), whose wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Nuclear Partners (CNP) plans to provide ...

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Hitachi CEO promises to prioritize profitability in UK nuclear power plant project - The Japan Times

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:18

The Japan Times

Hitachi CEO promises to prioritize profitability in UK nuclear power plant project
The Japan Times
Hitachi Ltd. will put profitability first in a nuclear plant construction project in the United Kingdom, President and CEO Toshiaki Higashihara told shareholders Wednesday. The machinery-maker will base any decision about the project on economic ...

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Nuclear power shutdowns could cut energy prices, increase air pollution: Penn State, TMI weigh in - PennLive.com

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:03

PennLive.com

Nuclear power shutdowns could cut energy prices, increase air pollution: Penn State, TMI weigh in
PennLive.com
And that is because natural gas power plants will be able to fill the void left behind by nuclear power at a lower cost, according to Seth Blumsack, associate professor of energy policy and economics at Penn State. Both Three Mile Island and the Beaver ...

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Role of Regulation in Nuclear Plant Safety: A New Series of Posts - All Things Nuclear

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:02

All Things Nuclear

Role of Regulation in Nuclear Plant Safety: A New Series of Posts
All Things Nuclear
And the nuclear industry launched its Delivering the Nuclear Promise campaign seeking productivity and efficiency gains to enable nuclear power to compete better against natural gas and other sources of electricity. In light of these concurrent efforts ...
Indian Point nuclear plant annual report card hearing Thursday in TarrytownThe Journal News | LoHud.com

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Can the UK rely on nuclear power? - Unearthed

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:05

Unearthed

Can the UK rely on nuclear power?
Unearthed
The British government's plan for a fleet of new nuclear power stations took a major step forward earlier this month with the announcement that it could take a direct stake in the planned project at Wylfa in Wales, marking a historic shift in policy ...

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Hitachi to examine British nuclear power plant project "cautiously" - Kyodo News Plus

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 06:33

Kyodo News Plus

Hitachi to examine British nuclear power plant project "cautiously"
Kyodo News Plus
Mitsuaki Nishiyama, Hitachi's chief financial officer, said one option was for the company to lower its stake in its Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd. unit to lessen the impact of the wholly owned unit's business on the Hitachi group. Horizon oversees the ...

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Macau | Authorities confirm that first tests are being conducted at Taishan nuclear power plant - Macau Business

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:56

Macau Business

Macau | Authorities confirm that first tests are being conducted at Taishan nuclear power plant
Macau Business
The company responsible for the Taishan nuclear power plant has confirmed to the Macau Unitary Police Service that tests are currently being conducted on one of the reactors of the plant, which, according to a report by Hong Kong media, China's ...

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FATAH: A rogue nuclear power goes to the polls — and it's not Iran or North Korea - Toronto Sun

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:33

Toronto Sun

FATAH: A rogue nuclear power goes to the polls — and it's not Iran or North Korea
Toronto Sun
I am referring to Pakistan, a country that has the fastest growing arsenal of nuclear weapons, varying from 60-km-range tactical nukes to the medium range ballistic missile Shaheen-3 that can hit a target of 2,750 km away. This would for the first time ...
The US and Russia Are Shrinking Their Nuclear Arsenals—But China Isn'tPopular Mechanics

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Lots of conservatives hate Trump's coal and nuclear bailout — that's a big political problem - The Hill

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:35

The Hill

Lots of conservatives hate Trump's coal and nuclear bailout — that's a big political problem
The Hill
Trump's bailout merely postpones the inevitable energy sector evolution spurred by renewable energy and natural gas costs falling below coal and nuclear, which has made them the primary source of new U.S. power generation. It's ironic to think a ...
US Offshore Wind Upends Plans For Saving Coal & Nuclear Power PlantsCleanTechnica
Coal Plants Keep Shutting Despite Trump's Order to Rescue ThemBloomberg
Moore: Left's free market for energy just hot airBoston Herald
The Independent -PennEnergy
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Nuclear power shutdowns won't spike power prices - Science Daily

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:41

Science Daily

Nuclear power shutdowns won't spike power prices
Science Daily
Despite economic woes that could shutter two of Pennsylvania's nuclear power plants -- which generate 6 percent of the state's power -- power prices will remain steady due to low natural gas prices, according to Seth Blumsack, associate professor of ...

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Stop Letting Your Ridiculous Fears Of Nuclear Waste Kill The Planet - Forbes

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:20

Forbes

Stop Letting Your Ridiculous Fears Of Nuclear Waste Kill The Planet
Forbes
Thanks to “The Simpsons,” people tend to think nuclear waste is fluorescent green or even liquid. It's not. It is boring gray metal. How much is there? If all the nuclear waste from U.S. power plants were put on a football field, it would stack up just ...

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Nuclear power shutdowns won't spike power prices | EurekAlert ... - EurekAlert (press release)

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:14

EurekAlert (press release)

Nuclear power shutdowns won't spike power prices | EurekAlert ...
EurekAlert (press release)
Despite economic woes that could shutter two of Pennsylvania's nuclear power plants -- which generate 6 percent of the state's power -- power prices will remain ...

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IAEA releases commissioning guidelines for nuclear power plants - Power Technology

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:59

Power Technology

IAEA releases commissioning guidelines for nuclear power plants
Power Technology
Released under the IAEA Nuclear Energy series, Commissioning Guidelines for Nuclear Power Plants aims to help the member states in understanding the importance of the nuclear power plant owner or operator in the commissioning process and the ...
End to electricity challenges in sight as FG goes nuclearDaily Trust

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Kaiga nuclear power plant sets new record for continuous operation - ETEnergyworld.com

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:30

ETEnergyworld.com

Kaiga nuclear power plant sets new record for continuous operation
ETEnergyworld.com
Chennai: India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) on Monday said its first 220 MW unit at Kaiga in Karnataka has set a new record of operating for 766 days continuously. In a statement, NPCIL said the Unit 1 of ...

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China to set up varsity for nuclear power research - Business Line

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:17

ecns

China to set up varsity for nuclear power research
Business Line
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), the country's leading nuclear power developer and nuclear power plant operator, has signed a contract with the government of Tianjin municipality to invest in a nuclear technology university in the ...
Nuclear sector offers potential for cooperationecns

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nuclear power is dead in US - SCNow

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:39

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nuclear power is dead in US
SCNow
I have written 19 letters concerning energy and its relationship to the economy and the environment. I operated nuclear power plants for 35 years, 20 years in the U.S. Navy and 15 years commercially. Because of my advocacy for the completion of the ...
Global Nuclear Power Plant Market 2018 Growth Analysis| Rosenergoatom and Exelon Nucleartheperfectinvestor.com

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