Oliver Stone on Nuclear Energy: ‘We Need to Get Away From Mentality of Fear’

Presenting his latest documentary, “Nuclear,” at the Venice Film Festival, director Oliver Stone reflected on the climate crisis with an uncommon tone – optimism. “[We need to] get away from that mentality of fear,” Stone said from a press conference just before his film’s world premiere. “Like everyone else, I saw ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ in 2006, and it …

Whitmer Announces Plan with Holtec to Reopen Palisades Plant

Gov. Whitmer Announces Plan with Holtec to Reopen Palisades Plant, Protect 600 Jobs, Shore up Clean, Reliable Energy Production in Michigan Governor sends letter to Department of Energy voicing support for Holtec International’s application for federal funding to save plant in southwest Michigan LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to the U.S. Department …

Fuel cycle players need certainty to support future nuclear growth: panel

Key players from the front end of the fuel cycle came together at World Nuclear Symposium 2022 to discuss where they see the pinch points in meeting the needs of expanding nuclear generating capacity to meet decarbonisation goals, and the certainty they need to ensure future needs can be met. A bright outlook for nuclear will mean …

PM grills Peter Dutton on location of power plants amid Coalition’s nuclear push

Liberal leader says nuclear is needed to support renewables and tells Minerals Council it will ‘add value’ to uranium resources Peter Dutton has doubled down on Liberal support for nuclear power, pre-empting a review of its energy policy by arguing nuclear will be needed to support renewables. Dutton told the Minerals Council on Wednesday that …

TVA seeks to extend the life of its oldest nuclear plant for decades

While the Tennessee Valley Authority develops plans to build the next generation of nuclear power, TVA is also seeking to extend the life of its oldest and biggest nuclear power plant. TVA directors this week authorized its staff to prepare plans to operate its Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Alabama, through 2055. TVA Nuclear …

California lawmakers vote to extend Diablo Canyon nuclear plant operations as state battles energy emergency

Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon, the only operational nuclear plant left in California, is viewed in these aerial photos taken on December 1, 2021, near Avila Beach, California. Set on 1,000 acres of scenic coastal property just north and west of Avila Beach, the controversial power plant operated by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) …

South Korea Working on Nuclear Energy-based Hydrogen Production

Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said on Aug. 31 that the South Korean government is working on various hydrogen production techniques, including production from nuclear power-based electricity. Han made the comment during a congratulatory speech at the H2 Mobility Energy Environment Technology (MEET) 2022, which opened at the KINTEX Convention Center. The development of the technique is …

Feinstein: Short-term Extension of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant ‘Right Choice’

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the California legislature’s vote to extend operations at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant: “I’m pleased the California legislature voted last night to temporarily extend operations at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant for an additional five years. “Closing Diablo Canyon would remove 18,000 gigawatt-hours from …