Are We At The Dawn Of A Nuclear Energy Renaissance?

We’ve heard these claims before. But the mounting scale of the climate and energy conundrum is fueling more money and favorable policies into atomic power. The worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster is a recent and painful memory in Japan. Yet in the lead-up to this month’s United Nations climate summit, newly elected Prime Minister Fumio …

CNNC ensures power supplies

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has fully leveraged the natural strengths of nuclear energy to ensure electricity supplies for basic public services in winter of this year and the spring of 2022, demonstrating its commitment to the fulfillment of its corporate social responsibility. Statistics show that the China National Nuclear Power (CNNP) of CNNC generated 136.21 …

Bangladesh’s future focus may be on nuclear energy use: Tawfiq-e-Elahi

Bangladesh may go for nuclear power use to meet its growing consumption, said prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s energy advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, reports UNB. Taking advantage of advanced technologies, Bangladesh may concentrate on nuclear power in near future to meet its energy demand as it has zero emission,” he said on Tuesday. Tawfiq was addressing the …

Hungary Aims for 2050 Carbon Neutrality with Nuclear and Solar Energy

People like renewable energy, and they want more of it, Péter Kaderják told the Friends of Hungary Foundation’s Hungary at First “Site” Conference. The state secretary responsible for energy and climate policy held a presentation addressing Hungary’s energy policy and how the country is planning to fight climate change. Reaching net zero emissions by 2050 …

Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Needs A Quick Win For Nuclear

Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act last Monday had some nice things for nuclear energy. The overall Bill is a $1.2 trillion for everything from bridges and roads to the nation’s broadband, water and energy systems. Nuclear got about $25 billion, distributed as: – $3.2 billion (to FY2027) Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) – $21.5 billion (to 2025) for an Office …

30% of UK’s energy could come from Suffolk, Sizewell C conference told

Key figures involved in the Sizewell C nuclear power station project have told a conference that work could start next year if it gets planning permission – and argued the benefits will outweigh the impact. The ‘Sizewell C: Doing the Power of Good for East Suffolk’ conference focused on the impact of the potential power station on the local …

UN crowns nuclear as lowest carbon electricity source

Nuclear power produces less CO2 emissions over its lifecycle than any other electricity source, according to a new report by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The commission found  nuclear power has the lowest carbon footprint measured in grams of CO2 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), compared to any rival electricity sources – including wind, solar, gas and coal. …

Battelle Energy Alliance, NASA Seek Industry Partners to Design Nuclear Power System for Lunar Applications

Battelle Energy Alliance, NASA seek industry partners to design nuclear power system for lunar applications Battelle Energy Alliance, contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory, and NASA are seeking proposals from nuclear and space industry leaders to develop innovative technologies for a fission surface power (FSP) system for lunar power applications. The …

Indonesia edging towards the nuclear option

Nuclear is a notable absentee from the list of renewables in Indonesian power utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara’s (PLN) latest plan for the next decade, but flip the page to the country’s ambitious 2060 zero-carbon scenario and it figures prominently after 2035. For nuclear exponent Bob Effendi, the door is now irrevocably open. “The political decision …

Southern Company signs agreement with U.S. Department of Energy to demonstrate world’s first fast-spectrum salt reactor in collaboration with TerraPower and Idaho National Laboratory

The Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment will provide crucial operational data for fast-spectrum salt reactors and unlock this uniquely flexible advanced reactor technology for use in a net-zero future. Southern Company and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have established a cooperative agreement to design, construct and operate the Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment – the world’s …