NB Power seeks unprecedented 25-year licence for Point Lepreau nuclear power station

The licence for Atlantic Canada’s only nuclear power generating station expires in June, and the New Brunswick Crown corporation that operates the aging CANDU-6 reactor is seeking to renew it for an unprecedented 25-year term. The licence for Atlantic Canada’s only nuclear power generating station expires in June, and the New Brunswick Crown corporation that …

Korea’s contradictory nuclear energy policy raises eyebrows

Gov’t eager to shut down nuclear plants, while seeking to build many abroad The Moon Jae-in administration has been under constant criticism for its double standards on nuclear energy, as it shows completely different attitudes toward nuclear power plants at home and abroad, according to economists and energy analysts, Monday.While abroad, Moon has been touting …

Powering Ontario Forward: Bruce Power’s Annual Review and Energy Report highlight a strong year and bright future

Bruce Power has released its 2021 Annual Review and Energy Report,  as Ontario continues to be world leading in the fight against climate change and innovation leading to job creation, economic recovery and new treatments for cancer. The reports showcase the impact the thousands of people who proudly worked and supported Bruce Power throughout 2021 Powering Ontario …

Nuclear energy crucial in fighting climate crisis: Seoul mayor

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon emphasized the necessity of nuclear power plants, saying that increasing electricity consumption by expanding the use of electric vehicles (EVs) cannot be a fundamental solution to the climate crisis.He pointed out that currently nearly 70 percent of electricity production in Korea relies on fossil fuels, and said he believes the country’s …

Belgian regulator provisionally approves life extension for two reactors

Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has provisionally approved life extension for Tihange 3 and Doel 4 if this is necessary to ensure energy security. In December, the government had confirmed that Belgium’s nuclear plants should be closed by 2025 provided it did not lead to energy supply shortages. Belgium’s seven-party coalition has been discussing …

5 Nuclear Energy Stories to Watch in 2022

The U.S. nuclear industry posted some big wins in 2021 and that momentum is expected to continue this year with the implementation of the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Biden Administration is investing billions in the current fleet and on new designs that could be operational within the decade. Both technologies will play a pivotal role in helping the nation achieve a net-zero economy …

Statement by Secretary Granholm on President Biden’s Nomination of Dr. Kathryn Huff

 U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm issued the following statement today on President Biden’s intent to nominate Dr. Kathryn Huff for Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): “I am thrilled that President Biden has nominated Dr. Kathryn Huff to serve as Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at DOE. Dr. Huff has been a trailblazer for …

Rosatom in talks with ‘several’ Middle East countries about starting nuclear power plants

HIGHLIGHTS Rusatom ready for Saudi Arabia tenders Egypt’s first nuclear plant should start in 2028 Turkey’s Akkuyu project will meet 10% of power needs   Russia’s state nuclear energy producer Rosatom is in talks with “several” countries in the Middle East and North Africa to explore development of nuclear power, including nuclear research reactors, the …