DOE Grants First-Round Civil Nuclear Credit Award—$1.1B—to Diablo Canyon 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:12:24 +0000

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first round of funding from its $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) Program is poised to go to Diablo Canyon Power Plant, California’s only operational nuclear plant. Pacific Gas & Electric  (PG&E), Diablo Canyon’s owner, could receive up to $1.1 billion in credits to extend the 2.2-GW plant’s operation for […]

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Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Are Heading Out To Sea

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 17:05:14 +0000

vertical axis wind turbines Sandia 1980sVertical axis wind turbines will soon be coming to a rooftop (or ocean) near you, if all goes according to plan.

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Six Major Electric Utilities Join Forces to Pursue a Southeastern Hydrogen Hub

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 14:48:30 +0000

Marking intent interest from the power sector in hydrogen’s decarbonization potential, six major utilities—Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E), Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU), Southern Co., and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)—have announced they will jointly pursue federal financial support for a Southeast Hydrogen Hub. The utilities, along with Battelle, an independent […]

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PacifiCorp, TerraPower Evaluating Deployment of Up to Five Additional Natrium Advanced Reactors

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 20:15:45 +0000

Regulated utility PacifiCorp has launched a joint study with nuclear technology firm TerraPower to evaluate the feasibility of deploying up to five additional Natrium pool-type sodium fast reactors (SFRs) and integrated energy storage systems at retired coal plant sites in the utility’s service territory by 2035. The joint study “will evaluate, among other things, the […]

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Nuclear Fuel Facility Unveiled for Natrium Fast Reactor Demonstration

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 17:11:52 +0000

A fuel fabrication facility that will create reliable fuel for TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) 345-MWe Natrium pool-type sodium fast reactor (SFR) demonstration in Wyoming and future Natrium nuclear plants is taking shape at Global Nuclear Fuel–Americas’ (GNF-A’s) nuclear fuel fabrication plant in Wilmington, North Carolina. GNF-A, a 2007-established GE-led joint venture with […]

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U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing May Be Making a Comeback—Here’s Why

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 14:47:24 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) has ramped up efforts to explore recycling spent nuclear fuel (SNF), or used nuclear fuel (UNF), from the nation’s fleet of light water reactors (LWRs), doling out $38 million in federal awards to a dozen projects on Oct. 21. Teams will receive funding under the DOE’s March 2022–launched “Converting UNF […]

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DOE Unveils Next Steps for Nuclear Waste Consent-Based Siting Process

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 19:11:33 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated community outreach to facilitate consent-based siting, management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF), and interim storage facility siting. The effort, outlined in a series of steps the DOE expects to take in response to a recent request for public input, marks a significant first step toward advancing the agency’s […]

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US Banks On Lithuania (!?) To Prove LA100 Renewable Energy Model

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 15:30:23 +0000

renewable energy 100% lithuania usa la modelLithuania is the first nation in the world to adopt the LA100 renewable energy model developed by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the City of Los Angeles.

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Giant Steps & Baby Steps For Fuel Cell Trucks In The US

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 19:00:02 +0000

fuel cell trucks Ferguson Ford Super Truck 3If all goes according to plan, the Ford pilot test could open the door to a whole new fleet of fuel cell trucks for Ferguson Enterprises and other stakeholders.

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Biden Administration Throws Support Behind Floating Offshore Wind

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 19:25:25 +0000

The Biden administration announced a goal of installing as much as 15 GW of floating offshore wind energy capacity by 2035, and said it plans to auction off leases to support project development by the end of this year. The Sept. 15 announcement touted both the potential of offshore wind and its impact on reducing […]

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