TerraPower Announces $750 Million Secured in Fundraise

TerraPower undertakes a large private capital fundraise in support of advanced nuclear deployment. TerraPower, a leading nuclear innovation company, announced today the close of an equity raise that yields a minimum of $750 million. This is one of the largest advanced nuclear fundraises to-date.   The fundraise was co-led by SK Inc. and SK Innovation (collectively, …

House Passes Landmark Clean Energy Bill, Emphasizing Nuclear’s Importance

In a historic vote, the House passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), including the vital provisions for clean energy sources like nuclear. The bill now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The following statement can be attributed to Maria Korsnick, president and chief executive officer at the Nuclear Energy Institute: “Today’s House vote …

New Japan Energy Chief Says More Nuclear Needed to Avoid Crunch

More nuclear reactors must be restarted for Japan to ensure stable power supply for next summer and beyond, according to the nation’s newly appointed trade minister. “Beyond next summer, it’s important to keep restarting new nuclear power plants,” Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters in Tokyo on Friday. “The government will work with operators to make sure …

Nuclear energy could make a comeback under Democrats’ new bill

Senior Nuclear Engineer Randall Granaas takes a radiation reading at the ISFSI at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in California on April 21, 2022. (Photo by Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images) Constrained by the capacity limits of renewable energy and ambitions to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, nuclear energy is …

More funds to be committed to nuclear industry revival

More money will be committed to nuclear energy as the current government seeks to revive an industry greatly weakened by the previous government. It is committing 130.6 billion won ($99.8 million) this year, up from the previously announced 92.5 billion won. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Wednesday signed an agreement with Korea …

Nuclear power’s role in green goals grows

China is expected to further expand its installed nuclear power capacity during the 2022-25 period as the country goes full speed ahead with its green energy transition, eyeing carbon neutrality by 2060, said an industry group. Prompted by the goal of peaking carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality, China is expected to approve six to …

Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act with $369B in energy and climate spending

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Friday on the bill, which includes major tax credit provisions to spur emissions-free energy, electric vehicles, nuclear power and clean hydrogen. The Senate approved the Inflation Reduction Act on a party-line vote Sunday, sending the bill to the House of Representatives for a scheduled vote on Friday. …

Biden cheers Senate vote on Inflation Reduction Act, urges House to pass bill quickly

President Biden on Sunday applauded the Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, calling it the “largest investment ever in combatting the existential crisis of climate change” as he urged the House to pass its version of the bill as soon as possible. The president also touted the 775-page climate, health care and tax bill for “making …