EIA Details Impact of Coal-to-Gas Switching

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:22:44 +0000

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U.S. utilities have made a significant move away from coal-fired power generation in the past decade, evidenced by a continuing stream of announced coal plant retirements. That transition has been partly driven by new generation from renewable resources, such as wind and solar power. New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released August 5, […]

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Rosatom Accepts First MOX Fuel Batch for BN-800 Fast Reactor

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 01:56:14 +0000

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Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear energy company, said it is ready to receive a shipment of the first full reload batch of fresh uranium-plutonium mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel for the BN-800 fast reactor at the Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Station, the nation’s oldest operating  nuclear energy facility. The company on July 23 announced the Mining and Chemical […]

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Rosatom Accepts First MOX Fuel Batch for BN-800 Fast Reactor

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 01:56:14 +0000

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Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear energy company, said it is ready to receive a shipment of the first full reload batch of fresh uranium-plutonium mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel for the BN-800 fast reactor at the Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Station, the nation’s oldest operating  nuclear energy facility. The company on July 23 announced the Mining and Chemical […]

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Future-Proofing Gas Generation for the Coming Carbon-Free World

Credit to Author: Jason Rowell| Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 20:59:17 +0000

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Is gas generation quickly going down the same path as coal? Will gas power generation built today be abandoned in 30 years? How can you be serious about climate change and still build gas power generation? As governments, utilities, and private enterprises continue to set aggressive net-zero emissions goals, these are the hard questions being […]

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Award-Winning Coal Unit Set for Retirement

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:26:48 +0000

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The five owners of a 410-MW coal-fired unit at the Craig Generating Station in Colorado have said they will retire the generator on Sept. 30, 2028, about one year before what will then be the last operating unit at the facility will be shuttered. Owners of the Yampa Project—Units 1 and 2 at the site […]

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U.S. Bank Set to Lift Ban on Supporting Nuclear Power

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:12:59 +0000

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A government-run development bank is expected to end its ban on investment in nuclear energy, a move that could allow U.S. companies to take a greater role in foreign nuclear power projects. The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) as early as this week could lift its prohibition on supporting nuclear power. The DFC on […]

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German Lawmakers Sign Off on Phase-Out of Coal

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 21:00:41 +0000

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Germany’s plan to end coal-fired power generation in the country is now official, as both houses of the German parliament approved the plan to shut down the last coal units by 2038. Lawmakers signed off on the deal July 3. Environmental groups have supported the measure, though some say it does not go far enough […]

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Waste-to-Hydrogen Project Set for California

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:48:58 +0000

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A California company that produces renewable hydrogen has joined with a Louisiana construction group on a project to build a modular waste-to-hydrogen production facility. Ways2H, based in Long Beach, California, and Ford, Bacon & Davis, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based engineering, procurement, and construction firm, on June 30 announced a joint effort to design and build […]

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Unit at Largest U.S. Coal Plant Will Close

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 20:58:50 +0000

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A Georgia power plant that has held the title of the largest coal-fired facility in the U.S. will give up that title by 2022, as the board of directors of a utility that owns a portion of the plant has agreed to a deal that will result in the closure of Unit 4 at the […]

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Last Reactor at Oldest French Nuclear Plant Going Offline

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 21:55:19 +0000

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The last operating reactor at France’s oldest nuclear power plant is scheduled to shut down June 30, some 43 years after the plant entered commercial operation. The French government, though, on June 27 ruled out further full closures of nuclear plants, according to Reuters, which cited sources in the country’s energy ministry. France had said […]

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