New Jersey will need nuclear at least until 2050, may extend ZEC cycle: PSEG CEO

Dive Brief: Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) has completed the sale of its fossil fuel generation portfolio, including 6,750 MW in New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and New York. That leaves the company more than 90% regulated and focused on reaching net-zero emissions by 2030, company leaders said Thursday during PSEG’s Q4 2021 earnings call with analysts. PSEG is now focused on “clean …

Matsue Mayor OKs Restart of Nuclear Reactor

Matsue, Shimane Pref., Feb. 15 (Jiji Press)–Matsue Mayor Akihito Uesada on Tuesday indicated his consent to the restart of an idled nuclear reactor in the capital of Shimane Prefecture, western Japan. Attention has now shifted to whether the Shimane prefectural assembly and the Shimane governor will approve the restart of the No. 2 reactor at …

OPG advances new nuclear at Darlington

Clarington, ON – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has announced its decision to renew Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) existing Site Preparation Licence for the Darlington New Nuclear Project. “OPG has the experience and expertise to lead the way on this next generation of clean energy, and we look forward to having an SMR in place in …

Illinois Clean Energy Legislation Spurs Exelon Generation to Fill 650 Jobs, Invest $300 Million in Capital Projects

Exelon Generation is now hiring hundreds of employees and investing hundreds of millions of dollars to prepare Byron and Dresden for long-term operations Now that the Illinois General Assembly has passed sweeping clean energy legislation preserving its nuclear plants, Exelon Generation is moving quickly to fill 650 vacant positions across the state and jumpstart more …

Japan’s plutonium glut casts a shadow on renewed nuclear deal

TOKYO — The decision Jan. 16 to automatically extend a nuclear agreement with the U.S. came as a relief to a Japanese government worried about the prospect of renegotiating the basis for a cornerstone of its energy policy. But friction remains over a massive store of plutonium that highlights the problems with the nation’s ambitious …

Ukraine Cuts Dependence on Russian Nuclear Fuel, Moves Away From Coal

Westinghouse will extend nuclear fuel deliveries to seven of Ukraine’s fifteen nuclear power units to 2021–2025, in line with a contract signed between this firm and Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear power company Energoatom. Deliveries to Ukraine under the new deal are to begin immediately after the current contract expires in 2020. Moreover, fuel components for local …

‘Buy America’ uranium petition prompts fuel buyers to re-examine sourcing

A petition filed by two US uranium-producing companies that asks the Trump administration to require that 25% of US reactor operator uranium requirements be met with domestically sourced material will prompt many US nuclear fleet fuel buyers to re-examine their near- and long-term uranium sourcing strategies, an industry consultant said in a January 29 interview. …