Rules on use of nuclear power could be revised if public agrees: minister

National Development Council Minister Kung Ming-hsin speaks at a meeting of the legislature’s Economics Committee in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times The government could revise the rules on the use of nuclear power, if the public agrees, to meet electricity needs to drive economic growth and industrial development, National Development Council (NDC) Minister …

Holtec sets up maintenance and modification subsidiary

US company Holtec International has established a wholly-owned subsidiary aiming to “energise the presently placid business sector of modification and maintenance”, with the initial project being the restart of the Palisades plant. Holtec Maintenance & Modification International (HMI) is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is being headed by Christopher Bakken. In its statement announcing the …

German ministers quizzed over nuclear phase out ‘deception’

A political magazine alleged that the Economy Ministry hid expert advice supporting the extension of Germany’s remaining nuclear power plants. Two ministers defended their decision to a parliamentary committee. Two German ministers on Friday defended their handling of the extension of Germany‘s three remaining nuclear power stations during the 2022-23 energy crisis, after a media report alleged the process was …

Constellation applies to renew Dresden licence

US utility Constellation Energy Corporation has submitted a subsequent licence renewal application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for its two-unit Dresden nuclear power plant in Illinois. The plant’s operating licence was first renewed by the NRC in 2004. Filing the licence renewal application with the NRC kicks off a comprehensive, multi-year regulatory review process …

Plans for Massive Data Center Linked to Nuclear Power Spark Debate on Connecticut’s Energy Future

Thomas Quinn wants to build a hyperscale data center — what would be the single largest user of electricity in Connecticut — next to the Millstone Nuclear Power plant in Waterford. The center would use more than 9% of the average power consumption in the state, enough to raise concerns among state lawmakers about the …

France’s EDF aims to fix reactor corrosion issues by end of 2025, executive says

 France’s nuclear power giant EDF will likely be grappling with some problems linked to stress corrosion at some of its reactors until the end of next year, a senior company executive told a parliamentary hearing on Thursday. Cedric Lewandowski, in charge of EDF’s nuclear energy operations, told the French Senate the corrosion issues will continue …

California’s Last Nuclear Plant Should Stay Open, PG&E CEO Says

California should consider keeping its last nuclear power plant — Diablo Canyon — running past its planned closure in 2030, according to PG&E Corp. Chief Executive Officer Patti Poppe. “Nuclear should be part of the future,” Poppe told a Stanford University forum on Wednesday. Governor Gavin Newsom and the state legislature previously agreed to a …