How Does Uranium Price Increase Affect Nuclear Power Plant Profitability?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:52:31 +0000

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Uranium has been one of the best-performing asset classes in 2022, according to data supplied by HANetf’s Sprott Uranium Miners UCITS ETF (URNM). In fact, the uranium spot price has increased 24.12% during the year through Oct. 31, according to the fund. October was a particularly strong month for uranium oxide (U3O8), which is used […]

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FERC: Investors with Utility Board Members are Affiliates

Credit to Author: Maxwell Multer| Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 21:19:05 +0000

Building on analysis in its February 2021 Public Citizen, Inc. v. Centerpoint Energy, Inc. opinion, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued decisions in Evergy Kansas, Inc. (Evergy) and Transalta Energy Marketing (U.S.), Inc. (Transalta) analyzing whether investments that were under 10% of outstanding voting shares, but were paired with appointment of directors that […]

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Potential Deal Brewing for Second Polish Nuclear Plant Based on South Korean Technology 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:38:56 +0000

Days after Poland chose Westinghouse to supply its AP1000 technology to the country’s first nuclear plant in Pomerania, northern Poland, the government and two Polish energy firms signed a letter of intent with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) to “push ahead” with development of a second nuclear plant based on APR1400 technology in Pątnów, […]

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Blue Ammonia Production Efforts for Fuel Supply, Exports in High Gear Along U.S. Gulf Coast

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 12:51:51 +0000

Energy giants Chevron and Uniper are pairing with chemical technology companies Air Liquide and LyondellBasell to explore a hydrogen and ammonia production facility along the U.S. Gulf Coast that could support industrial decarbonization and mobility applications in the region and expand clean ammonia exports. The companies, in a joint statement on Oct. 19, said they […]

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Evolving Extreme Weather Risks Posing Unprecedented Insurance Woes for Renewables

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 14:34:57 +0000

Unexpectedly steep financial losses suffered by the U.S. renewables market owing to a barrage of extreme weather events over the past summer suggest that project hardening strategies aren’t going far enough, a major renewables insurer is warning. GCube, an international insurer for wind, solar, wave, hydro, and tidal projects around the world in an update […]

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A Legacy of Quality Reporting: POWER Turns 140

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 04:10:00 +0000

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POWER magazine is celebrating its 140th anniversary this month. All I can say is “Wow! What an incredible run!”; And, it’s not over yet—we plan to continue putting out a top-notch publication

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Germany Halts Closure of Two Nuclear Plants Until April 2023

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2022 19:12:22 +0000

Germany plans to keep two of its three last nuclear power plants on standby until mid-2023—beyond their year-end closure deadline—to bolster its energy security through the winter. However, the declaration has prompted confusion within Germany’s nuclear industry, which says nuclear plants aren’t suited to perform as operating reserve. Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action […]

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Why the Solar Market Is Down and Why It’s Poised for a Comeback

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2022 13:55:06 +0000

The forecast for U.S. solar energy installations in 2022 have been revised downward in a report published by Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on Sept. 8, due in large part to supply chain constraints and an industry-wide slowdown caused by the initiation of an anticircumvention investigation earlier this year. The U.S. […]

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California Declares Stage 3 Emergency Alert, Warns Rotating Outages Possible

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2022 03:30:15 +0000

California’s grid operator issued a Stage 3 energy emergency alert (EEA) at 5:17 p.m. PST on Sept. 6, warning it would order rotating power outages to lower soaring power demand and stabilize its grid, if necessary. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) cautiously raised the emergency alert from Stage 2, which it had declared earlier […]

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Inflation Reduction Act Programs Could Establish the U.S. as a Market Leader in Hydrogen 

Credit to Author: Sean O’Brien| Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 13:42:46 +0000

For the growing U.S. hydrogen industry, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is transformative. Today, nearly all hydrogen is produced from fossil fuels to be used as a chemical feedstock and for refining—emitting carbon dioxide in the process. Recently, thanks to state incentive programs, federal funds, and voluntary corporate commitments, clean hydrogen has been gaining ground […]

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