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Govt targets 1200MW from nuclear power plant by 2020 - The Punch

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:31

The Punch

Govt targets 1200MW from nuclear power plant by 2020
The Punch
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja. Nigeria's first nuclear power plant, with the capacity to generate about 1,200 megawatts of electricity, will be ready for commercial purposes by mid-2020, the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission has said. NAEC stated that the ...

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Report Says More Nuclear Plants in Financial Trouble - POWER magazine

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 19:45

POWER magazine

Report Says More Nuclear Plants in Financial Trouble
POWER magazine
A report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) says the financial struggles of U.S. nuclear power plants continue to increase, and it is likely more plants will be faced with early retirement. It's another acknowledgement of the tough operating ...
One-Fourth of US Nuclear Plants Are at Risk of Early RetirementBloomberg

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Report: More Than One Quarter of US Nuclear Power Plants are Closing or Unprofitable - Power Engineering Magazine

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 19:08

Power Engineering Magazine

Report: More Than One Quarter of US Nuclear Power Plants are Closing or Unprofitable
Power Engineering Magazine
By Editors of Power Engineering. A new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance concluded more than a quarter of U.S. nuclear plants don't make enough money to cover their operating costs. Nicholas Steckler, an analyst with Bloomberg, said 24 of the 66 ...
Report Says More Nuclear Plants in Financial TroublePOWER magazine
One-Fourth of US Nuclear Plants Are at Risk of Early RetirementBloomberg

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Nuclear power plant at Fort Greely to be decommissioned - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 17:17

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Nuclear power plant at Fort Greely to be decommissioned
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — An Army Corp of Engineers team is planning the formal decommissioning of the only nuclear power plant ever built in Alaska, Fort Greely's SM-1A plant. The SM-1A plant provided steam and electricity to the Army post near Delta Junction off ...
Alaska's Only Nuclear Plant Will Be DecommissionedPOWER magazine

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Jeff Radebe distinctly quiet about nuclear power at African Utility Week - Business Day

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:09

Business Day

Jeff Radebe distinctly quiet about nuclear power at African Utility Week
Business Day
Just hours after being sworn in as acting president‚ Jeff Radebe nailed his colours to the renewable energy mast at African Utility Week, on Tuesday. Radebe was speaking at the Cape Town International Convention Centre‚ where 7‚000 delegates from ...
S. African energy minister refrains from discussing nuclear energy at African Utility WeekXinhua
Radebe avoids N-word as he raves about renewable energyTimes LIVE

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Poland needs offshore wind and nuclear power, says official - Reuters Africa

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:12

Poland needs offshore wind and nuclear power, says official
Reuters Africa
KATOWICE, Poland, May 15 (Reuters) - Poland needs to invest in wind farms in the Baltic Sea and in nuclear power, the government official responsible for power and gas infrastructure Piotr Naimski said on Tuesday. Poland produces most of its ...

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Will NASA Go Nuclear to Return to the Moon? - Scientific American

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:46

Scientific American

Will NASA Go Nuclear to Return to the Moon?
Scientific American
After a half-century struggle to develop a nuclear power plant for use in space, NASA just completed a successful test of a brand-new design. The next milestone for the new reactor, called Kilopower, could be an inaugural spaceflight sometime in the 2020s.

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Belarusian nuclear power plant promised upgraded fuel - Belarus News (BelTA)

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:30

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarusian nuclear power plant promised upgraded fuel
Belarus News (BelTA)
SOCHI, 15 May (BelTA) – TVEL Fuel Company will modernize fuel for the Belarusian nuclear power plant, BelTA learned from the company's Senior Vice President for Commerce and International Business Oleg Grigoryev during the Atomexpo forum in Sochi ...

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IAEA Director General in Russia opens ATOMEXPO and Nuclear Management School, meets President Putin - International Atomic Energy Agency

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:34

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IAEA Director General in Russia opens ATOMEXPO and Nuclear Management School, meets President Putin
International Atomic Energy Agency
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano visited Sochi yesterday to take part in the opening of the 10th ATOMEXPO nuclear power forum and to inaugurate the third Russia-IAEA Nuclear Management School. While in Sochi, Mr Amano met President Vladimir ...
The World Nuclear Association targets 25% of global electricity production by 2050Finance Appraise

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Nuclear power plant to be decommissioned - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 08:03

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Nuclear power plant to be decommissioned
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — An Army Corp of Engineers team is planning the formal decommissioning of the only nuclear power plant ever built in Alaska, Fort Greely's SM-1A plant. The SM-1A plant provided steam and electricity to the Army post near Delta Junction off ...

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Nigeria: Why Nigeria Needs Nuclear Power Plant - Russia's Rosatom Chief - AllAfrica.com

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 05:00

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Nigeria: Why Nigeria Needs Nuclear Power Plant - Russia's Rosatom Chief
AllAfrica.com
A Vice President of Russia's nuclear power giant, Rosatom, has made a case for the benefits of nuclear-powered electricity for Nigerians saying it would provide a cheaper and stable source of electricity pricing - in the long run - borne out of lower ...

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Russia Will Use Floating Nuclear Plant To Power Arctic Oil Exploration. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - CleanTechnica

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:16

CleanTechnica

Russia Will Use Floating Nuclear Plant To Power Arctic Oil Exploration. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
CleanTechnica
Beginning in 2007 (nuclear power plants take a long time to build, even in Russia), Russia began constructing a barge containing two nuclear power plants with a total output of 70 megawatts at a shipyard in St. Petersburg. Dubbed the Academik Lomonosov ...

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Kovvada nuclear power plant clears a major hurdle - The Hindu

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:13

Kovvada nuclear power plant clears a major hurdle
The Hindu
After overcoming many hurdles, the Srikakulam district administration could hand over 1,478 acres land out of the 2,078 acres required, to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for the construction of an atomic power plant in Kovvada ...

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Why Nigeria needs nuclear power plant — Russia's Rosatom chief - Premium Times

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:48

Premium Times

Why Nigeria needs nuclear power plant — Russia's Rosatom chief
Premium Times
A Vice President of Russia's nuclear power giant, Rosatom, has made a case for the benefits of nuclear-powered electricity for Nigerians saying it would provide a cheaper and stable source of electricity pricing – in the long run – borne out of lower ...

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The Future of Nuclear Power in China - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:46

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Future of Nuclear Power in China
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
China is on course to lead the world in the deployment of nuclear power technology by 2030. Should it succeed, China will assume global leadership in nuclear technology development, industrial capacity, and nuclear energy governance. The impacts will ...

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Phenomenal rise in nuclear power in 3 years: WNA chief - The Quint

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:29

The Quint

Phenomenal rise in nuclear power in 3 years: WNA chief
The Quint
Sochi (Russia), May 14 (IANS) Nuclear power is the only source of energy with a low carbon footprint that countries can purchase of which the world has witnessed a phenomenal expansion in the last few years, a leading expert said on Monday.

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Phenomenal rise in nuclear power in 3 years: WNA chief - Business Standard

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:17

Phenomenal rise in nuclear power in 3 years: WNA chief
Business Standard
Rosatom is also the equipment suppliers and technical consultants for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, the first two units of which have already been commissioned. Besides its low carbon footprint, nuclear energy offers reliable ...

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Belarusian nuclear power plant, Rosenergoatom sign science, technology cooperation agreement - Belarus News (BelTA)

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:46

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarusian nuclear power plant, Rosenergoatom sign science, technology cooperation agreement
Belarus News (BelTA)
SOCHI, 14 May (BelTA) – The state enterprise Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant and the Russian concern Rosenergoatom signed a framework agreement on cooperation in science and technology during the Atomexpo forum in Sochi on 14 May, BelTA has ...
Belarus wants to launch its own nuclear power plantwww.MICEtimes.asia (press release)

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Romanian nuclear power producer sees 52% profit increase in Q1 - Romania-Insider.com

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:42

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Romanian nuclear power producer sees 52% profit increase in Q1
Romania-Insider.com
State-owned power producer Nuclearelectrica, which operates Romania's nuclear power plant at Cernavoda, recorded a net profit of RON 190 million (EUR 41 million) in the first quarter of this year, up by 52% compared to the same period of 2017.

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Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Will Soon Face a Moment of Reckoning - Greentech Media

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:33

Greentech Media

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Will Soon Face a Moment of Reckoning
Greentech Media
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) phase 1 review approval of a small nuclear reactor (SMR) design from Portland, Oregon-based NuScale Power means the technology now has a realistic chance of being up and running within a decade.

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