Options for Wylfa after Boris Johnson says nuclear plant ‘is going to happen’

Prime minister Boris Johnson has thrown his support behind plans to build a nuclear power station at the Wylfa site on Anglesey – but it remains to be seen exactly what form the proposed power plant would take. During a council election campaign visit in north Wales on Monday, Johnson said he wanted to “get …

U.S. military going forward with transportable micro-reactor power generator

The U.S. Department of Defense has given the go-ahead to build a new prototype nuclear micro-reactor at the 890-square-mile Idaho National Laboratory, west of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Project Pele is intended to provide reliable, abundant and continuous energy through the deployment of nuclear energy power systems within the military with what the Defense Science Board …

Japan’s Leader Says Nuclear Power Should Be Reconsidered as Energy Costs Soar

Kishida’s comments add support to push for reactor restarts Resource-poor Japan is struggling with impact of energy crisisJapan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the country must consider using more nuclear power, as the import-dependent nation grapples with rising fuel prices and a weak yen. Regulations in place since the Fukushima disaster in 2011 need to …

Robert Golob’s movement wins Slovenia elections with green economy pledge

Robert Golob achieved historic success at the general election in Slovenia with the Freedom Movement, which he founded only three months ago. Its economic program is based on decarbonization and digitalization while renewables and nuclear power are seen as energy pillars. Acting Prime Minister Janez Janša must be regretting that late last year he succeeded …

As Congress returns, Google proposes legislative action to help it and others to achieve 24/7 clean energy

Dive Brief: Google has sketched out a policy road map to enable global decarbonization of its data centers, calling for rapid deployment of new technologies, markets that value clean energy and policies to empower customer choice. The internet giant wants to operate on 24/7 clean energy by 2030, and believes that because of its size and …

Argentina nuclear chief: ‘Nuclear energy is part of the decarbonisation solution’

The new nuclear plant in Argentina will be a 35-hectare site located in the same complex as Atucha I, pictured, and Atucha II, in Zárate, about 100 km north of Buenos Aires (Image: Nucleoeléctrica) José Luis Antúnez, president of Nucleoeléctrica, talks of the next steps for the industry, and the construction of a new plant …

Kairos Power Joins With Bruce Power, Constellation, Southern Company and TVA to Form Advanced Nuclear Development Consortium

April 20, 2022 – Kairos Power has assembled leading North American utilities and generating companies to launch an advanced nuclear development consortium named Kairos Power Operations, Manufacturing and Development Alliance (Kairos Power-OMADA) to advance the development of the company’s advanced fluoride salt-cooled high-temperature reactor (KP-FHR) technology. Current member corporations include: Bruce Power, Canada’s only private sector nuclear …

With six weeks until shutdown, Whitmer calls for bailout of Palisades Nuclear Plant

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is looking to tap a newly created federal nuclear power plant bailout fund to keep Palisades Nuclear Plant open. The Entergy Corp.-owned, 800-megawatt reactor five miles south of South Haven is scheduled to retire for good at the end of May. The shutdown removes a substantial power source from the grid, as Palisades …