Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Are Mostly Bad Policy

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 16:05:44 +0000

People asserting that SMRs are the primary or only answer to energy generation either don’t know what they are talking about, are actively dissembling or are intentionally delaying climate action.

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How the Department of Energy Is Helping Keep Nuclear Power Relevant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:20:20 +0000

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In the decade following World War II, the U.S. government took a keen interest in helping to create a commercial nuclear power industry. Although there were military leaders and members of Congress who

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Rosatom Will Build SMR Project in Republic of Sakha

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2020 21:08:37 +0000

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Russia’s state-owned nuclear power company Rosatom has signed an agreement confirming its participation in construction of a small modular nuclear reactor project in the Russian Republic of Sakha. Officials from Sakha—an area also known as Yakutia—on Dec. 23 signed a deal with Rosatom outlining the formation of “electric power tariff principles” for an SMR power […]

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GE Hitachi Hits Milestone for SMR Design

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:12:58 +0000

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Another small modular reactor (SMR) design is moving closer to commercial operation after achieving a licensing milestone. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), which is designing the BWRX-300 SMR, on Dec. 1 said the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a final safety evaluation report for the first of several licensing topical reports (LTRs) submitted […]

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GE Hitachi Hits Milestone for SMR Design

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:12:58 +0000

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Another small modular reactor (SMR) design is moving closer to commercial operation after achieving a licensing milestone. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), which is designing the BWRX-300 SMR, on Dec. 1 said the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a final safety evaluation report for the first of several licensing topical reports (LTRs) submitted […]

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Machine Learning + CleanTech + Climate Risks — CleanTech Talk Podcast

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 18:00:09 +0000

In the first half of this CleanTech Talk interview, Michael Barnard sits down with Paul Werbos, Ph.D. Co-Director of the Center for Intelligent Optimization and Networks, to talk about all things climate change

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Tech Guru’s Plan—Fight Climate Change with Nuclear Power

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:16:39 +0000

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There’s widespread debate over whether nuclear power should be a player in the path toward addressing climate change. Industry analysts say nuclear is key to zero-emission power generation; even some environmentalists agree, though others point to the issue of disposal of nuclear waste, and concerns about the safety of reactors. Those concerns have led some […]

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Biden’s Climate Plan Is Designed To Appeal To Independents Who Don’t Think Climate Change Is Serious

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 21:15:10 +0000

Biden’s climate plan is good on transportation and foreign policy, land use is adequate, but won’t get out the Democratic base or draw many Independents. It’s a plan to not lose votes, not a plan to get votes, and it’s not a sufficient plan for climate action

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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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DOE Considers Subsidies Modeled on Renewables for Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

State-imposed standards and financial incentives such as those used to spur widespread adoption of renewables technologies offer a promising model to address challenges to commercialize small modular reactors (SMRs), says a report by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy. But to make a meaningful impact, nearly $10 billion in incentives will […]

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