Nuclear Power’s Climate Credentials, Footprint Spark ESG Debate

A boat passes the nuclear plant on Three Mile Island as seen from Goldsboro, Pennsylvania, with the operational plant run by Exelon Generation, across the Susquehanna river in Middletown, Pennsylvania on March 26, 2019. Industry supporters want nuclear treated like wind, solar Opponents see mining, waste, safety as climate liability Nuclear power’s zero-emissions profile is …

Foundation completed for Chinese SMR turbine building

The pouring of concrete has been completed for the foundation slab of the conventional island for the ACP100 multi-purpose small modular reactor (SMR) demonstration project at the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China’s island province of Hainan. The final concrete for the foundation slab was poured at 2.00am on 3 May, China National Nuclear Corporation …

US working on uranium strategy, weighs ban on Russian imports: Energy secretary

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Thursday that the United States was working on a strategy to ensure steady uranium supply and that the country should not be sending any more money to Russia. Republican Senator John Barrasso, the top Republican on the Senate energy committee, asked Granholm at a hearing on President Joe Biden’s proposed …

UK’s Johnson Pledges One New Nuclear Plant Per Year as Hinkley Point Reports Further Delay, Higher Cost

As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson crisscrossed the country Wednesday promising to build a new nuclear power station every year, the French nuclear giant EDF was preparing a statement saying the only nuclear station currently being built in the UK was going to be delayed yet again as costs continued to rise. Johnson visited half …

Japan to use nuclear to cut dependence on Russian energy -PM Kishida

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday that it would use nuclear reactors to help reduce its own and other countries’ dependence on Russian energy. Japan has become more reliant on Russian gas since shutting down nuclear reactors after the 2011 Fukushima disaster in which an earthquake and tsunami triggered a meltdown, devastating its …

Ukraine to build five nuclear power units together with Westinghouse

NNEGC Energoatom and the U.S.-based Westinghouse continue their joint work on the project of construction of new AR-1000 power units at Ukrainian NPPs. This was stated in an interview with the Tyzhden newspaper by Energoatom CEO Petro Kotin, who commented on the prospects of nuclear energy in Ukraine, Ukrinform reports. “We have signed really high-level documents with …

With Emissions Soaring, Democratic Governors Sour On Plans To Shut Down Nuclear Power

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are both asking for federal money to keep nuclear plants in their states open. (Photo: Getty Images) Virtually every place that shuts down nuclear plants — from San Diego to New York City, Germany to South Korea — replaces them with fossil fuels, swapping an …

Hinkley Point B nuclear plant could be spared imminent closure

Nuclear reactors A and B at Hinkley Point in south-west England; the latter is currently due to go out of service this summer. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters Energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng believed to be open to extension in response to leap in gas prices and energy security concerns Nuclear power advocates believe the energy secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, is …

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Unit-3 reaches significant milestone

A policeman walks on a beach near Kudankulam nuclear power project (photo: Reuters) The 200 mm thick cylindrical vessel with in-built safety systems would house fuel assemblies, the control rods and a host of other mechanisms, an official said. The Indo-Russian joint venture Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu achieved a significant milestone as the Reactor …