Nuclear energy bill receives state Senate hearing

The Fermi 2 nuclear reactor near Monroe, Michigan began shutting down last Sunday night. It’s expected to be offline for a month. A bill before a Michigan Senate committee would require state regulators to commission a feasibility study on nuclear energy. That study would look at the economic and environmental impacts of generating nuclear power …

Japan’s nuclear drumbeat quickens as public demands energy fix

Japan’s power generation mix, nuclear fleet This analysis is by Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Industry Analyst Henik Fung and Associate Analyst Chia Cheng Chen. It appeared first on the Bloomberg Terminal. The energy equivalent of a Greek chorus is beating the drums for Japan to fire up its nuclear plants, with public support rising to 60% …

Oklo Relaunches NRC Licensing Process for Nuclear Microreactor

A rendering of the Aurora powerhouse, a 1.5-MW fission power system being developed by Oklo Inc. Source: Oklo Inc. Oklo, the developer of the much-watched 1.5-MW Aurora microreactor, has submitted a recharged licensing project plan (LPP) with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), launching a renewed effort that could help the advanced nuclear reactor developer set …

Tepco to revise power prices for industry, factoring in nuclear restart

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) (9501.T) said on Friday it will revise its pricing for high-voltage industry customers next year to reflect soaring costs, but will take into account the assumed restart of the No.7 unit of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Tepco President Tomoaki Kobayakawa told a news conference of the new pricing policy, including the …

A Nuclear Renaissance Means More Competition For Uranium

A worldwide nuclear renaissance led by Japan, some countries in Europe (despite German obfuscation), and hopefully the USA, is changing the international uranium market. Uranium producers across the world are forecasting a long-term embrace of nuclear power driving up demand for Uranium and are adjusting accordingly. These producers are not content to just quickly cash in from an ephemeral price …

IAEA assesses Romania’s SMR site selection process

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has conducted its first ever Site and External Events Design (SEED) mission to look into site selection for a small modular reactor (SMR). The three-day mission to Romania was conducted last month at the request of Nuclearelectrica. Nuclearelectrica and NuScale are cooperating with the US Trade and Development Agency …

FANC open to extending life of Doel 3 nuclear reactor

The Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) appears to be open to postponing preparations for the Doel 3 reactor’s dismantlement, as will be discussed by the Federal Government at an upcoming meeting. On Wednesday, it was reported that the Doel 3 power station would be permanently decommissioned on 23 September and would no longer supply roughly 7,500 …

Government to discuss postponing closure of Doel 3 nuclear reactor

With the permanent shutdown of the Doel 3 nuclear reactor having been announced yesterday, the Federal Government is dithering on whether to delay its dismantling with the Federal Interior Minister leading calls for a potential postponement. Given the energy crisis driven by the war in Ukraine, the Federal Government’s plan to phase out nuclear power has …