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Saudis to award nuclear power pacts in December - Kallanish Energy

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:09

Saudis to award nuclear power pacts in December
Kallanish Energy
Saudi Arabia expects to award contracts for construction of its first nuclear reactors in December, and will be selecting from a bidder pool representing the U.S., China, France, South Korea, and Russia, a Saudi official working with the project told ...

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Uganda pushes for nuclear energy - New Vision

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:01

New Vision

Uganda pushes for nuclear energy
New Vision
The minister of State for Energy Simon D'ujanga said the current country programme framework between Uganda and IAEA includes; feasibility studies for nuclear power projects, uranium exploration and evaluation, cancer management, food and agriculture ...

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Nuclear power plants are more vulnerable to 9/11-style attacks than officials think - The Sun

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:08

The Sun

Nuclear power plants are more vulnerable to 9/11-style attacks than officials think
The Sun
NUCLEAR power plants are more vulnerable to a 9/11-style attack than officials think, a study says. Scientists say testing of reinforced concrete walls focused on smaller planes, rather than passenger jets. Attacking aircraft may be capable of doing ...

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EDF could build second nuclear plant 'for a fifth less than Hinkley Point' - The Guardian

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:31

The Guardian

EDF could build second nuclear plant 'for a fifth less than Hinkley Point'
The Guardian
EDF Energy has claimed it could build a second new nuclear power station in Britain that would be a fifth cheaper than the £20bn Hinkley Point C project under construction in Somerset. The French state-owned company said a new plant at Sizewell on the ...
EDF confident UK Hinkley C nuclear plant can deliver first power in 2025Reuters UK
UK may shoulder cost of new nuclear plantsGCR
EDF boss calls on Government to overhaul nuclear project financingTelegraph.co.uk
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Watch Live: NASA to Reveal Energy Breakthrough That Can Take Humans to Mars and Power a Home for 10 Years - Newsweek

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:10

Newsweek

Watch Live: NASA to Reveal Energy Breakthrough That Can Take Humans to Mars and Power a Home for 10 Years
Newsweek
Keeping the lights on will be even trickier on Mars than it is on Earth, which is why NASA has been working on developing new nuclear power sources for space. That initiative is called Kilopower, and on Thursday, the agency is holding a press ...

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Unmatched safety of Belarusian nuclear power plant reiterated - Belarus News (BelTA)

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:46

Belarus News (BelTA)

Unmatched safety of Belarusian nuclear power plant reiterated
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 17 January (BelTA) – Belarus is building the safest nuclear power plant there is, BelTA learned from Belarusian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Vashchenko during a press conference on 17 January. The emergencies minister underlined that the fire ...

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Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts - Science Daily

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:17

Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts
Science Daily
Nuclear power plants must continuously improve their safety standards. A modern nuclear power plant, for example, must withstand fires caused by aircraft crashing into it. In his dissertation, Topi Sikanen developed methods of modelling unusual and ...

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UK and Japan look at public finance for Wylfa nuclear plant - Financial Times

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:18

Financial Times

UK and Japan look at public finance for Wylfa nuclear plant
Financial Times
The British and Japanese governments have agreed to explore options for joint-financing of a nuclear power station in Wales, a softening of the UK's previous refusal to commit public funds to construction of new reactors. Letters have been exchanged ...

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Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts - EurekAlert (press release)

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:37

Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts
EurekAlert (press release)
In his dissertation, Topi Sikanen, a Master of Science (Technology) and Research Scientist at VTT, examined the transport, evaporation and combustion of liquids in large-scale fire incidents. He developed practical models which will help to predict the ...

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Buying into Nuclear Power; Selling American Cars in Japan; Advocating for Nitroglycerin - Scientific American

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:06

Scientific American

Buying into Nuclear Power; Selling American Cars in Japan; Advocating for Nitroglycerin
Scientific American
Nuclear power, like the boy next door, seems to have grown up overnight. That it has indeed come of age is incontrovertible. For two years running it has accounted for nearly half of all the new power-generating capacity ordered by U.S. utilities ...

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Going Long Term: US Nuclear Power Plants Could Extend Operating Life to 80 Years - International Atomic Energy Agency

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:27

International Atomic Energy Agency

Going Long Term: US Nuclear Power Plants Could Extend Operating Life to 80 Years
International Atomic Energy Agency
The last couple of decades have witnessed increased interest in the extension of the operating life of nuclear power plants. Extending the life of a plant is more economical than building a new one, and where it makes business sense, many plant ...

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Mitsui strong on LNG, coal as nuclear restarts lag - The Australian Financial Review

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:04

The Australian Financial Review

Mitsui strong on LNG, coal as nuclear restarts lag
The Australian Financial Review
One of the biggest foreign investors in Australia believes Japan will find it hard to source 20 per cent of its energy needs from nuclear power by 2030, creating an opportunity for Australian gas and coal exporters. Mitsui's Australian chairman Yukio ...

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Nuclear Power Provides A Whole Lot More Than Just Energy - Forbes

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:00

Forbes

Nuclear Power Provides A Whole Lot More Than Just Energy
Forbes
I don't know how often we have to show these benefits for every nuclear plant before people realize that the cost per kWh in a warped subsidized electricity market isn't the only measure of economic strength. Nor is carbon the only positive ...

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North Korea THREAT: 'A nuclear Kim Jong-un regime CANNOT happen,' expert warns - Express.co.uk

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:42

Express.co.uk

North Korea THREAT: 'A nuclear Kim Jong-un regime CANNOT happen,' expert warns
Express.co.uk
Related articles. USA and South Korea to discuss 'nuclear options' to deal with North · South Korea athletes blast Moon government for 'ABUSING POWER' · North Korea mocks Trump warning as 'SPASM OF A LUNATIC' · North Korea Donald Trump Kim Jong-un ...
The Solution to Trump's Nuclear ObsessionPacific Standard
Pushing nuclear buttonsMennonite World Review

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Thousands of jobs threatened as coal and nuclear power plants die - The Australian

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:34

The Australian

Thousands of jobs threatened as coal and nuclear power plants die
The Australian
In 2016, the most recent year federal data is available, gas provided about 33.8 per cent of US power, wind was 5.6 per cent and solar was 1.3 per cent. Five years ago, those three sources combined generated 27.7 per cent of the total. Meanwhile, coal ...
Dumb & Dumber: Looking Beyond The Department Of Energy's Flawed “Baseload” StudyCleanTechnica
Wind, Solar, Gas, Storage Eye 'Resilience' Market ShareRTO Insider
For reliable energy, New York should turn to wind and sunCrain's New York Business
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German power sector: coal and nuclear down, renewables up in 2017 - RenewEconomy

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:56

RenewEconomy

German power sector: coal and nuclear down, renewables up in 2017
RenewEconomy
That growth is equivalent to around 5% of German power demand. If Germany were to continue to expand renewables at that rate, it would theoretically be 100% renewable in 20 years starting from zero. But of course, Germany did not start 2017 at zero ...

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Saudis To Award Nuclear Power Contracts In December - OilPrice.com

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:00

Bloomberg

Saudis To Award Nuclear Power Contracts In December
OilPrice.com
Saudi Arabia expects to award the contracts for the construction of its first nuclear reactors in December this year, and will be picking bidders from the pool of U.S., China, France, South Korea, and Russia, a Saudi official working with the project ...
Saudi Arabia Is Getting Ready for its First Nuclear-Power DealsBloomberg
Saudi Arabia aims to prequalify firms by April or May for first nuclear plantReuters
Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban liftedReuters

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How to prepare and survive a nuclear bombing - Fox News

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:48

Fox News

How to prepare and survive a nuclear bombing
Fox News
The other major issue is the radiation fallout, he said — the residual radioactive material that gets released into the upper atmosphere following a nuclear blast. It looks like a massive mushroom cloud and, once the radiation begins to fall, the ...
Analysis | Hawaii's missile-attack false alarm is hinting at the thin line between mishap and nuclear warPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nuclear Blast | Ready.govReady.gov
Gabbard: 'Unacceptable' false alarm missile warning in Hawaii underscores need for talks with North KoreaCNN

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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Closure Shows California Betting on Batteries for Green Energy Future - InsideSources

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:40

InsideSources

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Closure Shows California Betting on Batteries for Green Energy Future
InsideSources
California has long sought to be at the forefront of a cleaner environment and cleaner energy standards. Although Bakersfield was the site of some of America's earliest oil production at the beginning of the 20th century, more recently, California has ...
The Devil is in the DiabloPower Line (blog)
California regulators approve retirement of 2.2GW Diablo Canyon nuclear plantEnergy Business Review

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Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with nuclear, renewable power - gulfnews.com

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:43

gulfnews.com

Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with nuclear, renewable power
gulfnews.com
Abu Dhabi: Saudi Arabia is pushing ahead with its renewables and nuclear power projects to meet rapidly growing power demand, top government officials from the kingdom said in Abu Dhabi. The country will build a nuclear plant comprising two reactors ...
Saudi Arabia Seen Awarding Nuclear-Reactor Contracts in DecemberBloomberg
Saudi Arabia aims to prequalify firms by April or May for first nuclear plantReuters

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