Had They Bet On Nuclear, Not Renewables, Germany & California Would Already Have 100% Clean Power

Had California and Germany invested $680 billion into new nuclear power plants instead of renewables like solar and wind farms, the two would already be generating 100 percent or more of their electricity from clean (low-emissions) energy sources, according to a new analysis by Environmental Progress. The analysis comes the day before California plays host to …

Murkowski, Booker, and Colleagues Introduce the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Cory Booker, D-N.J., James Risch, R-Idaho, Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Chris Coons, D-Del., today introduced bipartisan legislation to boost nuclear energy innovation and ensure advanced reactors can provide clean, safe, affordable, and reliable power to meet national …

Challenges and changes at Kazatomprom

NAC Kazatomprom has changed its strategy to be more responsive to prevailing market conditions, CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov told delegates attending the World Nuclear Association Symposium 2018 in London today. Over the past 20 years the Kazakh uranium producer has transformed from a small uranium company to the largest uranium producer in the world, and diversified …

Japan’s Kyushu Electric may restrict renewable energy supplies after nuclear ramp-up

Kyushu Electric Power Co may start restricting third-party supplies of solar energy after it restarts a fourth nuclear reactor, the company said on Wednesday, underscoring the risks to a government push to boost renewable energy. Japan’s fifth-biggest utility by sales plans to restart the No. 2 reactor at its Sendai station later on Wednesday, giving …

Japanese nuclear power companies in talks over alliance

Four of Japan’s biggest nuclear operators and plant builders have started talks on a potential partnership in atomic energy, as the sector struggles to reboot in the wake of the Fukushima disaster seven years ago, a source said on Wednesday. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (Tepco) (9501.T), Hitachi Ltd (6501.T), Toshiba (6502.T) and Chubu …

2017 “exceptional” for India Department of Atomic Energy

The public sector undertakings and industrial units of India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) performed “exceptionally well” in 2017, DAE chairman and secretary Sekhar Basu said at celebrations marking the 71st anniversary of Indian independence on 15 August. Nuclear generator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd’s (NPCIL’s) 2017 profit of INR3367 crore (USD482 million) was …

China’s plan to become a nuclear energy powerhouse

If China achieves the targets outlined in its Energy Development Strategy Action Plan, it will become the world’s nuclear energy leader and fundamentally change the global trajectory of the nuclear power industry. The big picture: It’s not a foregone conclusion that China will follow through on its plans, especially with the public resistance stemming from the …

China promoting own technical standards to aid nuclear push overseas

China’s State Council said it would promote the use of China’s nuclear industry’s independent technological standards worldwide, aiming to play “a leading role” in the global standardization process by 2027. Its two major nuclear project developers, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and the China General Nuclear Project Corporation (CGN), are jointly promoting an advanced third-generation …