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Necsa to issue request to build nuclear power plant - Eyewitness News

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:02

Eyewitness News

Necsa to issue request to build nuclear power plant
Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN - The Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) says it's ready to issue a request for proposal to build the country's next nuclear power plant. But board chair Kelvin Kemm insists no deal has been sealed. He's told Parliament's energy committee ...

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Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up - Reuters

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:58

Reuters

Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up
Reuters
The comments from Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Chairman Toyoshi Fuketa suggest Japan may not make headway in meeting its electricity generation targets. By 2030, the country was expecting nuclear to power about one-fifth of its generation.
S. Korea toughens seismic safety regulations for nuclear reactorsYonhap News

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Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up - Reuters

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:55

Reuters

Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up
Reuters
The comments from Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Chairman Toyoshi Fuketa suggest Japan may not make headway in meeting its electricity generation targets. By 2030, the country was expecting nuclear to power about one-fifth of its generation.

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Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up - Channel NewsAsia

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:45

Channel NewsAsia

Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up
Channel NewsAsia
A worker, wearing a protective suit and a mask, is seen from a bus near the No. 3 reactor building at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 10, 2016 ...

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UK prepares to press ahead with small nuclear power plants - Financial Times

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:01

Financial Times

UK prepares to press ahead with small nuclear power plants
Financial Times
British ministers are preparing to revive the UK's faltering effort to create a new generation of small-scale nuclear power plants in spite of an official analysis that cast doubt on the economic case for the technology. Talks have intensified in ...

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Bill Gates and China partner on world-first nuclear technology - The Sydney Morning Herald

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 01:56

Bill Gates and China partner on world-first nuclear technology
The Sydney Morning Herald
This joint venture aims to design and construct multiple nuclear power plants generating around 1150 megawatts over the next two decades which utilise this fourth generation nuclear technology. It expands a joint technology agreement between the two ...

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Georgia Power knew for years about nuclear contractor's flaws that doomed SC project - Charleston Post Courier

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:09

Charleston Post Courier

Georgia Power knew for years about nuclear contractor's flaws that doomed SC project
Charleston Post Courier
Georgia utility regulators are questioning the executives of Georgia Power about Westinghouse's design for two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta and the Pennsylvania-based company's failure to finish the reactors. (AP Photo/John Bazemore ...
BRIEF-Georgia Power to continue Vogtle nuclear project constructionReuters
Georgia Nuclear Plant Construction Would Be Important Step for Carbon Free EnergyHuffPost
Georgia Power and partners appeal for completion of Plant VogtleMyAJC
Utility Dive -Coastal Courier
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Westinghouse recovery boosts India nuclear power programme - Financial Times

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:00

Financial Times

Westinghouse recovery boosts India nuclear power programme
Financial Times
New Delhi's plans to allow some of the world's biggest nuclear power companies to build reactors in India have been boosted by the news that Westinghouse, one of those companies, is planning to exit bankruptcy within months. But with renewable power ...

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Harnessing nuclear energy for prosperity - Daily Nation

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 21:35

Daily Nation

Harnessing nuclear energy for prosperity
Daily Nation
Nuclear power is a cost-effective and has ensured uninterrupted supply for 60 to 80 years at a predictable price. FILE PHOTO. In Summary. It's not only a reliable and clean energy source, but also as an investment in innovative technologies of the future.

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$25 million a year decommissioning fee proposed for Pilgrim nuclear plant - Wicked Local

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 21:34

Wicked Local

$25 million a year decommissioning fee proposed for Pilgrim nuclear plant
Wicked Local
Entergy Corp., the owner-operator of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, has for the second time reversed course on closure of another of its plants, leaving some watchdogs to question if changes in the market or in regulations could affect the planned May ...

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Public Outreach Is Needed to Gain Needed Support for the Nuclear Power Industry - POWER magazine (blog)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:26

Public Outreach Is Needed to Gain Needed Support for the Nuclear Power Industry
POWER magazine (blog)
Politicians and the media have demonized nuclear technology for 50 years. They site safety concerns and security difficulties, but the benefits of nuclear power far outweigh the perceived problems. Engagement with the public is necessary in order to ...

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BRIEF-Georgia Power to continue Vogtle nuclear project construction - Reuters

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:17

Charleston Post Courier

BRIEF-Georgia Power to continue Vogtle nuclear project construction
Reuters
... 4 project as part of the 17th Vogtle Construction Monitoring (VCM) proceeding The Vogtle project being built by Georgia Power Co, a subsidiary of Southern Co, is the first new U.S. nuclear power plant to be built since the Three Mile Island ...
Georgia Power knew about critical 2011 report by Westinghouse engineerCharleston Post Courier
Georgia regulators begin series of hearings over Vogtle nuclear projectUtility Dive

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Cost of wind keeps dropping, and there's little coal, nuclear can do to stop it - Ars Technica

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:08

Ars Technica

Cost of wind keeps dropping, and there's little coal, nuclear can do to stop it
Ars Technica
Though a lot has changed since 2016, not much has changed for energy economics in the US. The cost of wind generation continues to fall, solar costs are falling, too, and the cost of coal-power energy has seen no movement, while the cost of building ...

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Bulgaria's NRA Grants Its First Reactor License Extention - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 17:52

Energy Bangla

Bulgaria's NRA Grants Its First Reactor License Extention
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
The Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA) in Bulgaria has approved of the first license extension in the country for a nuclear power plant, giving Unit 5 at the Kuzloduy plant an additional 10 years of operational life. Kozloduy NPP There are two currently ...
Unit 6 Of Russia's Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant Wins Top Plant AwardEnergy Bangla
Bulgaria issues Kozloduy 5 licence extensionWorld Nuclear News

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Georgia Nuclear Plant Construction Would Be Important Step for Carbon Free Energy - HuffPost

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:46

Utility Dive

Georgia Nuclear Plant Construction Would Be Important Step for Carbon Free Energy
HuffPost
The recent announcement that Georgia Power is proposing to continue construction on its two new nuclear reactors at the Plant Vogtle facility near Augusta, Georgia is positive news for both the state, where nuclear plants provide 93 percent of the ...
Georgia regulators begin series of hearings over Vogtle nuclear projectUtility Dive

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Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station 'a 100-year project' - BBC News

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:35

BBC News

Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station 'a 100-year project'
BBC News
A major landmark in the plans to build the £10bn Wylfa Newydd power station has been reached. Horizon has submitted its application for how it will manage and dispose of nuclear waste and launched a consultation. It will look at how the proposed new ...
Wylfa Newydd nuclear waste permit consultation startsBBC News
If you're worried about nuclear waste this is your chance to have a sayWalesOnline

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IAEA to Lead Events at Climate Change Talks on Energy Policy, Nuclear Power, Ocean Acidification - International Atomic Energy Agency

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:32

New York Times

IAEA to Lead Events at Climate Change Talks on Energy Policy, Nuclear Power, Ocean Acidification
International Atomic Energy Agency
The IAEA will lead side events on energy policy, sustainable development, nuclear power and climate change, and the future of the oceans at the Bonn Climate Change Conference, which kicks off today in the western German city. The 23rd Conference of ...
Trump Team to Promote Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power at Bonn Climate TalksNew York Times
US to promote fossil fuels, nuclear power at Bonn climate talksDown To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)
Trump Panel to Diverge From Views of Other Americans at Bonn Climate TalksNBCNews.com
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Nordic nuclear power plant outages - Times of India

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:56

Nordic nuclear power plant outages
Times of India
(Removes completed outage) Nov 6 (Reuters) - Nordic countries have 12 nuclear reactors in operation, eight in Sweden and four in Finland, with a combined capacity of around 11.5 gigawatts (GW). Sweden's Vattenfall operates seven nuclear reactors at its ...

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China calls for stronger cooperation with US in next-generation nuclear power technology - China Daily

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:08

China calls for stronger cooperation with US in next-generation nuclear power technology
China Daily
BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for closer China-US cooperation in developing the next-generation nuclear power technology, as he met with Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and chairman of TerraPower here Friday. Speaking highly of ...

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