Nuclear Power on the Upswing, Numerous Projects Take Shape Around the World

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:42:33 +0000

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) says momentum is building for nuclear power in many countries amid soaring fuel prices and growing energy security concerns. “In today’s context of the global energy crisis, skyrocketing fossil fuel prices, energy security challenges and ambitious climate commitments, I believe nuclear power has a unique opportunity to stage a comeback,” […]

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DOD Picks BWXT Design for ‘Project Pele’ Prototype Nuclear Microreactor 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:10:44 +0000

The Department of Defense (DOD) has picked BWX Technologies’ (BWXT’s) microreactor design for its “Project Pele” full-scale transportable prototype. The selection closes out a much-watched contest with X-energy for the contract from the DOD’s Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) to build and operate what could be the nation’s first advanced microreactor.  Lynchburg, Virginia-based BWXT will now […]

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DOE’s Decision to Build Versatile Test Reactor Coming Soon

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 17:53:50 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) is poised to decide whether it will build the 300-MWth Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), a fast neutron national user facility that could provide the nuclear industry with a much-needed high-performance testing capability for advanced reactors and existing commercial reactors. The DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) on May 13 released […]

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Ban on Russian Energy Imports Gains Bipartisan, Bicameral Steam in Congress

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2022 14:25:32 +0000

Eighteen bipartisan U.S. Senators are backing a bill that would direct the president to declare a national emergency and prohibit imports of Russian energy commodities, including crude oil, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and coal. While the measure does not include Russian uranium, a senior Department of Energy official said addressing U.S. reliance on […]

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Duke Energy Eyeing Coal Phaseout by 2035

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 15:06:35 +0000

Duke Energy, the nation’s largest power producer, will dramatically slash coal generation’s share from the current 22% of total generation to 5% by 2030 and achieve a full phaseout of unabated coal by 2035. The company instead expects to deploy more than $130 billion over the next decade—$63 billion of which it will spend over […]

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Joint U.S-Canadian Advanced Nuclear Review May Focus on Terrestrial’s Molten Salt Reactor, NuScale SMR

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:47:21 +0000

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Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR), a 195-MWe Generation IV nuclear technology, and NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR) may be the focus of the first joint technical review by U.S. and Canadian nuclear regulators in a bid to boost their regulatory effectiveness as more advanced reactors and SMRs trundle toward commercialization.  Rumina Velshi, president […]

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Bipartisan Senators Move to Cement Nuclear Power’s Future

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:13:28 +0000

A wide-ranging bill introduced by a large group of bipartisan U.S. senators on March 27 seeks to cement the role advanced nuclear reactors will play in the nation’s future power mix.  The “Nuclear Energy Leadership Act” (NELA), aims to “reestablish U.S. leadership in nuclear energy,” which has been lost to state-sponsored development in Russia and […]

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