India to increase nuclear energy capacity three times in next 10 years to reduce its carbon footprint

NEW DELHI: With India is exploring multiple options to lower its carbon footprints, the government on Tuesday said the country would produce three times more nuclear from its current level and called for greater India-US cooperation for clean energy sectors such as biofuels and hydrogen. The issue of ramping up efforts to produce more nuclear …

KHNP argues for greater nuclear reactor role to achieve zero carbon goal

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP), the state operator of nuclear reactors that had complied with the government order to shut down Wolsong Unit 1 before its legitime lifetime, formerly asked the government to revisit its nuclear phase-out plan to enable greater nuclear role for stable energy supply in carbon neutrality goal. According to …

Nuclear reactor in Shimane prefectural capital passes safety review

A reactor in western Japan, installed in the country’s sole nuclear plant built in a prefectural capital, cleared a national safety screening on Wednesday. The No. 2 unit of Chugoku Electric Power Co.’s nuclear plant in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, became the 17th reactor across a total of 10 nuclear plants nationwide to pass stricter safety …

China’s HTGR demonstration reactor achieves criticality

The first criticality was achieved in China’s high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) nuclear power demonstration project in Rongcheng, East China’s Shandong province, on September 12. This marks another example of major progress made by the project following the completion of cold and hot functional tests at the plant’s two reactors, as well as its first fuel …

House Democrats seek to boost US tax credits for clean energy, climate programs

Democrats on the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means released a raft of proposed new and revised tax credits late Sept. 10 as part of a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package aimed in part at avoiding the worst effects of climate change. The committee’s tax proposals include major extensions of existing production and investment …

Site analysis proposed for Puerto Rico

Consideration of small modular reactors (SMRs) for the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is advancing to the second stage. Having concluded such a deployment was feasible, the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP) is now looking at siting requirements. Speaking at World Nuclear Association’s Annual Symposium yesterday, Eddie Guerra of NAP said the results of a study …