China set to overtake U.S. as biggest nuclear energy nation, IEA says

China is set to more than triple its nuclear energy capacity over the next 20 years, overtaking the U.S. to become the world’s largest nuclear-power producer, according to the International Energy Agency. Speaking at the International Petroleum Week conference in London on Wednesday, IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol expressed concerns that the U.S. and Europe …

Outgoing PSC Chairman: ‘I Wouldn’t Bet My House’ On Georgia’s Vogtle Schedule

Stan Wise has been a member of the Georgia Public Service Commission since 1995, serving as chairman for several terms. The PSC, which regulates the state’s utilities, has been at the center of the fight over nuclear power in Georgia for decades. In December, the PSC voted to allow Georgia Power to continue the construction …

Saudi-Russian Agreements Result with Two Nuclear Reactors in 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud stressed his keenness to develop bilateral relations between Riyadh and Moscow, reiterating the need to bolster cooperation between the two countries in the field of energy. This came during the meeting between King Salman and Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak. Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral …

France’s Macron does not rule out building new nuclear reactors

PARIS, Feb 13 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he would not rule out France building new nuclear reactors to replacing state-controlled utility EDF’s ageing reactors. “There is no taboo about this subject,” Macron told reporters. Macron said he remained committed to reducing France’s carbon emissions and his promise to close coal-fired …

Slovakia’s Mochovce nuclear power station closer to completion

The completion of the third and fourth units of the nuclear power station in Mochovce in south-central Slovakia is closer to completion. The dominant power producer and operator of the nuclear station in Mochovce, Slovenské Elektrárne, has connected the third unit to the national grid. This connection now serves as the main source of electricity …

China nuclear reactor delayed again on ‘safety concerns’

Fuel loading at the world’s first Westinghouse-designed AP1000 nuclear reactor on China’s east coast has been delayed due to “safety concerns” — the latest in a long line of setbacks for the project. Officials with the U.S.-based Westinghouse had expected fuel loading to start last year, and it would have been followed by around six …

India’s Govt gives approval, financial sanction to build 12 nuclear power reactors

Out of the 12 nuclear reactors, 10 will be indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors and two Light Water Reactors will be established in cooperation with the Russia. The government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of 12 nuclear power reactors in the country, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. Out of these, 10 …

Westinghouse to hold talks for 6 N-reactors in Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi:US nuclear major Westinghouse, overcoming troubles over bankruptcy and buoyed by takeover by a Canadian consortium, will hold talks this week with the Indian government. It hopes to finally implement an Indo-American agreement for setting up six nuclear reactors in Andhra Pradesh. Westinghouse will limit its role to supply of reactor technology, allowing construction …