Nuclear Jobs Outlook Hinges on Advanced Designs’ Success, Existing Plants

Photo: In October 2018, workers clear debris from a house destroyed by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. Hurricane recovery work has increased competition for construction workers, making it more difficult for the nuclear construction industry to hire people. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) The U.S. nuclear industry faces a reckoning over whether existing nuclear plants …

As the US nuclear fleet ages, one lab group hopes to give it a second wind

Nuclear power provides roughly 20 percent of the United States’ electricity and about half of its low-carbon electricity. Whether you think nuclear power is a good or a bad thing, the fact is that the existing nuclear power fleet contributes a significant amount of energy to the US grid, and all that capacity is rapidly approaching …

Canada targets higher nuclear returns, longer lifespans at new test facility

Canada’s new reactor research center will use advanced inspection technologies and micro materials testing to improve maintenance and ageing management programs, industry experts told Nuclear Energy Insider. Last month, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) launched a new Centre for Reactor Sustainability (CRS) to support the long-term operation of nuclear power plants. The new facility will help …

Canada Poised to Lead the Deployment of Next-Generation Nuclear Technology

The Government of Canada recognizes that innovation in the nuclear sector plays a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and delivering good, middle-class jobs as Canada moves toward a low-carbon future. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today welcomed the release of the Canadian Small Modular Reactor Roadmap, which he described …

Sheffield’s nuclear power manufacturing plans ‘could receive government support’

Plans to make small nuclear reactors in Sheffield could receive government support, business secretary Greg Clark said, but its backers would have to demonstrate the electricity they produced was competitively priced. Mr Clark said he was aware of a Sheffield University-led project to start manufacturing equipment for reactors, with the aim for SMRs to be …

Here’s why investors are starting to put uranium in the battery metal basket

It’s clear that electric cars will have a huge impact on battery metals — but not many investors realise the impact they will have on demand for uranium. Electric vehicles (or “EVs”) will be charged from mains power around the clock, dramatically increasing power demand from the electricity grid in coming years. Nuclear power is expected to play a crucial role …