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 …

Incoming govt of Seoul to up role of nuclear reactors for energy sourcing

Kim Gi-heung, deputy chief spokesperson of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s transition committee [Photo by Lee Seung-hwan] South Korea’s incoming government will realign to energy mix to up sourcing from nuclear reactors and adjust supplies of renewables during energy instability, according to the Presidential Transition Committee. The new administration will remain committed to the country’s carbon neutrality …

California promised to close its last nuclear plant. Now Newsom is reconsidering

With the threat of power shortages looming and the climate crisis worsening, Gov. Gavin Newsom may attempt to delay the long-planned closure of California’s largest electricity source: the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. Newsom told the L.A. Times editorial board Thursday that the state would seek out a share of $6 billion in federal funds meant …

Options for Wylfa after Boris Johnson says nuclear plant ‘is going to happen’

Prime minister Boris Johnson has thrown his support behind plans to build a nuclear power station at the Wylfa site on Anglesey – but it remains to be seen exactly what form the proposed power plant would take. During a council election campaign visit in north Wales on Monday, Johnson said he wanted to “get …

U.S. military going forward with transportable micro-reactor power generator

The U.S. Department of Defense has given the go-ahead to build a new prototype nuclear micro-reactor at the 890-square-mile Idaho National Laboratory, west of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Project Pele is intended to provide reliable, abundant and continuous energy through the deployment of nuclear energy power systems within the military with what the Defense Science Board …

Japan’s Leader Says Nuclear Power Should Be Reconsidered as Energy Costs Soar

Kishida’s comments add support to push for reactor restarts Resource-poor Japan is struggling with impact of energy crisisJapan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the country must consider using more nuclear power, as the import-dependent nation grapples with rising fuel prices and a weak yen. Regulations in place since the Fukushima disaster in 2011 need to …

Robert Golob’s movement wins Slovenia elections with green economy pledge

Robert Golob achieved historic success at the general election in Slovenia with the Freedom Movement, which he founded only three months ago. Its economic program is based on decarbonization and digitalization while renewables and nuclear power are seen as energy pillars. Acting Prime Minister Janez Janša must be regretting that late last year he succeeded …