Facing Urgency, DOE Moves to Demonstrate HALEU Fuel Production Capability for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:30:33 +0000

To propel interest and bolster development of advanced nuclear reactor designs, the Department of Energy (DOE) will demonstrate—by October 2020—the production of high assay low enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel in a first-of-its-kind $115 million project at the agency’s uranium enrichment facility in Piketon, Ohio.  HALEU is nuclear fuel that is enriched to a higher degree […]

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Poe appeals to retail stations not to take advantage of fuel tax hike

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:54:10 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Grace Poe on Thursday appealed to retail stations not to use the implementation of the second tranche of fuel excise taxes on petroleum products to take advantage and jack up prices. Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services, issued the statement after the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that […]

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DOE: 444 retail stations start implementing second tranche of Train law

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 06:38:13 +0000

The Department of Energy announced that 444 retail stations are now imposing the second round of excise taxes under the Train law.

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Governor to TVA: Keep Paradise Coal Unit Open

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:50:07 +0000

In a letter addressed to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) CEO Bill Johnson, Kentucky Gov. Matthew G. Bevin said it “would be a huge mistake” to permanently shut down Paradise Unit 3—the last operating coal unit at the Paradise site in Muhlenburg County, Kentucky. According to the governor, “the impact on our economy and our region’s […]

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10 Takeaways from the IEA’s Newest World Energy Outlook

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

The International Energy Agency (IEA) deemed growth and disruptions of the world’s power sector so significant to the future of energy, it dedicated—for the first time—a four-chapter “special focus”

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Bipartisan Nuclear Modernization Bill Clears Congress

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:24:36 +0000

A bipartisan bill to modernize regulation of the nation’s nuclear power fleet passed in the U.S. Senate on Dec. 20 and the House on Dec. 21 without much opposition. It now heads to President Trump.   S.512, better known as the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA), seeks to provide a program to develop […]

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NERC: Accelerated Coal and Nuclear Retirements Pose Limited Reliability Risks

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:37:32 +0000

The accelerated retirement of coal-fired and nuclear generation by 2022 could adversely affect reliability in four regions, including in the east and over a swathe of the central U.S., the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) warned as it released findings from a “stress-test” scenario.  But the entity tasked with ensuring reliability and security of […]

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Higher ethanol blend can keep fuel prices low – Imee Marcos

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:11:59 +0000

Higher ethanol blend can keep fuel prices low - Imee Marcos

Increasing the ethanol blend in gasoline products can keep fuel prices in the country low, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos said on Tuesday.

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Industry Groups to Congress: Inaction on Nuclear Waste Not an Option

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:28:16 +0000

Fifteen notable industry groups have urged Congressional leaders to act on the federal used nuclear fuel program, noting no progress on the Yucca Mountain repository license application and consolidated interim storage is “untenable.” The broad coalition of labor unions, state public service commissioners, clean energy organizations, and energy trade associations told U.S. House and Senate […]

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Paris fears new protest violence despite Macron’s retreat

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:25:20 +0000

Paris fears new protest violence despite Macron's retreat

Paris police and store owners were bracing for new violence at protests despite President Emmanuel Macron’s surrender over a fuel tax hike.

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