Want to whip climate change? Go nuclear, says Alberta advocate

Want to whip climate change? It’s time to embrace the nuclear option, which is, in fact, nuclear power. So argues Alberta’s most enthusiastic advocate for nuclear power, engineer Sean Wagner, who runs the Alberta Nuclear Nucleus blog to educate folks on the benefits of nuclear energy. Alberta uses 10 to 11 gigawatts of electrical power …

Korean, Czech companies strengthen cooperation

South Korea’s Kepco Engineering & Construction Company has signed an agreement with Czech engineering firm UJV Rez to strengthen their cooperation in nuclear power plant projects. Kepco E&C said it had already carried out many activities with UJV Rez, including hosting a nuclear technology exchange workshop. It said it hoped to establish more concrete cooperation with the Czech …

Mapping the future: IAEA paves the way for nuclear transition

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), along with 16 countries, has developed a new tool to help build ‘roadmaps’ for nuclear power, identifying how countries can benefit from innovations in technology and infrastructure. Julian Turner assesses its role in influencing future energy decisions. Nuclear energy systems comprise complex physical and institutional infrastructure that span several …

India, Argentina Sign MoU Memorandum Of Understanding For Cooperation In Nuclear Energy

India and Argentina Monday inked a Memorandum of Understanding to boost cooperation in the sector of nuclear energy. Jorge Faurie, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Argentina said his country has expertise in building small-capacity reactors and was looking to work with India in some third country in tripartite projects. “They (Prime Minister Narendra and Argentine President …

Africa electricity shortage problem has a nuclear power option

The focus on tackling the electricity supply deficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa has been on renewable energy over the last decade. In particular, the potential of solar and wind energy has been most loudly heralded as the solutions for the hundreds of millions of Africans without access to any electricity. The ability to use innovative, off-grid …

U.S. to Bill Gates: Build your scrapped China nuclear reactor in America

A top Trump administration official called on Bill Gates to work with the Energy Department on building an advanced nuclear reactor in America after the billionaire shelved plans to do so in China. Driving the news: Gates said late last year that his nuclear-energy company, TerraPower, won’t be building a pilot project in China due to restrictions the Energy …