US Energy Secretary calls for more nuclear power while celebrating $35 billion Georgia reactors

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is calling for more nuclear reactors to be built in the United States and worldwide U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday called for more nuclear reactors to be built in the United States and worldwide. But the CEO of the Georgia utility that just finished the first two scratch-built …

NIA Welcomes Labour Promise to Back New Nuclear Projects

The Nuclear Industry Association has welcomed the Labour Party’s support for new nuclear projects as part of its Great British Energy plan, including getting Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C over the line, extending the lifetime of existing plants, and backing Small Modular Reactors. In response, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, …

US companies join up to lower nuclear investment costs

Duke Energy, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Nucor have signed agreements on proposed tariffs that would lower the costs of investing in clean energy technologies like new nuclear as they explore new and innovative approaches to support carbon-free energy generation and help utilities serve the future energy needs of large businesses in North Carolina and South …

From Virginia To Alaska, Gov. Mark Gordon Touts Wyoming’s Nuclear Revolution

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has been going national this month pushing Wyoming’s desire to be ground zero for America’s next nuclear revolution, from Virginia to Alaska. Just over two weeks ago, Gordon jetted off to southwestern Virginia to see firsthand the corporate headquarters of BWX Technologies Inc. and discuss the company’s collaboration with the Cowboy …

NRA OKs 60-year operations for 2 more reactors at Takahama plant

The No. 3 reactor, left, and No. 4 reactor at the Takahama nuclear power plant in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture (Toshiyuki Hayashi) The Nuclear Regulation Authority on May 29 approved extending the operating lives of two reactors in Fukui Prefecture to 60 years, the seventh and eighth such requests accepted by the nuclear industry watchdog. The …

Russia to build Central Asia’s first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan

Russia will build a small nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan, the first such project in post-Soviet Central Asia, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said on Monday at a meeting with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin. The nuclear deal, if implemented, will showcase Russia’s ability to export not only energy, but also high-tech products to new Asian …

New nuclear power unit starts operations in south China

A new nuclear power unit using Hualong One, a domestically designed third-generation nuclear reactor, has commenced power generation in the southern Chinese port city of Fangchenggang, paving the way for upcoming commercial operations. The Guangxi Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., under the China General Nuclear Power Corporation, announced that the No. 4 unit at the …

Guangdong to boost nuclear industry

Companies signed 12.5 billion yuan ($1.74 billion) worth of investment agreements to aid the development of the nuclear energy industry in Guangdong province at a conference on Wednesday. The agreements, which are expected to fuel growth in the region’s sector, include nine joint research and development deals, and seven that signal intention to invest. Representatives …

French, Russia, Chinese firms vie to build Ghana’s first nuclear power plant

 Ghana will select by December a company to build its first nuclear power plant from contenders including France’s EDF, U.S.-based NuScale Power and Regnum Technology Group, and China National Nuclear Corporation, an energy ministry official said. South Korea’s Kepco and its subsidiary Korea Hydro Nuclear Power Corporation as well as Russia’s ROSATOM were also competing …