Nuclear Power Production Curtailed in France, Worsening Europe’s Energy Crisis

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 17:09:06 +0000

High temperatures in river water are reportedly forcing Electricite de France SA (EDF) to cut power generation at some of its nuclear plants. The news is particularly troubling as several European nations struggle to cope with an energy crisis caused by gas cuts made by Russia in retaliation against sanctions placed on it due to […]

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Nuclear Power Plants Report Stellar Performance, but Retirements Could Limit Climate Benefits

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 21:51:38 +0000

The world’s nuclear power plants generated a total of 2,653 TWh of energy in 2021, up 100 TWh from 2020. It was the third-highest total ever for global generation from nuclear, just 4 TWh short of the output in 2019 and 7 TWh less than the record set in 2006. The results were reported by […]

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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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Finnish Nuclear Plant Under Construction Since 2005 Faces Yet Another Delay

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 19:02:37 +0000

Commercial operation of Olkiluoto 3 (OL3), a nuclear power plant (NPP) unit that has been under construction in Finland for nearly 17 years, will be delayed for another three months due to foreign material issues observed in the turbine’s steam reheater, plant owner Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) reported on June 15. The setback is just […]

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Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Closes After 50 Years of Operation, Employees Leave with Pride

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 May 2022 17:34:39 +0000

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After more than 50 years of operation, the Palisades nuclear power plant was taken offline for the final time on May 20. The station was scheduled to be permanently shut down on May 31, but plant operators “made the conservative decision to shut down the plant early due to the performance of a control rod […]

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Marcos, Pacquiao Could Decide Nuclear’s Fate in Philippines

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 15:47:23 +0000

The candidate leading in the polls just weeks ahead of the May 9 presidential election in the Philippines has vowed to make nuclear power part of the country’s energy mix if he is elected, saying it is the best technology to tackle the country’s high electricity prices. Other candidates, while noting the importance of nuclear […]

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Eight of 15 Ukrainian Reactors Remain in Operation After Three Weeks of War

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:43:04 +0000

Ukraine’s nuclear regulator informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on March 16 that eight of the country’s 15 nuclear reactors were in operation despite the ongoing Russian invasion. Of the four sites with operational units, two of six at Zaporizhzhya, three of four at Rivne, one of two at Khmelnytskyy, and two of three […]

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Women Are an Important Piece of UAE Nuclear Power Program

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2022 13:38:23 +0000

Tuesday, March 8, was International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The idea of an International Women’s Day (IWD) was first proposed in 1910 by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, during a conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The […]

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Top 6 Nuclear Power Achievements of the Year

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 11:34:04 +0000

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The past year has been filled with firsts for the nuclear power industry. Three power plants sporting first-of-a-kind reactors entered commercial operation, while the first U.S. AP1000 nuclear project reached key milestones on its path to completion. Furthermore, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted the first early site permit for a utility to construct […]

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EDF Will Bail on Three Nuclear Plants, Exelon Holds the Bag

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:38:24 +0000

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Exelon Generation said EDF Group—a French integrated electricity company—is exercising a put option to sell its 49.99% interest in the R.E. Ginna, Nine Mile Point, and Calvert Cliffs nuclear energy facilities. The two companies will now begin negotiations for Exelon to acquire full ownership of the plants. EDF’s involvement in the facilities was through the […]

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