Category Archives: Nuclear

What’s Up for Nuclear Energy at COP26? – Updated

Focus on COP26 What’s Up for Nuclear Energy at COP26? EU Nations Divided in Support of Nuclear Energy Lobbying Underway to Water Down the IPCC Report UK Net Zero Strategy Includes Large-Scale Nuclear A Role for SMRs in the UK; … Continue reading

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What’s Needed to Save Funding for the Versatile Test Reactor?

It is time for the major developers of advanced nuclear reactors, and small modular light water reactors, in the U.S. to support funding for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). The reason is that these firms will need its testing capabilities … Continue reading

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IAEA Report on Nuclear Energy for a Net Zero World

The report is released ahead of the COP26 Climate Summit Ahead of the COP26 climate summit, the IAEA has released Nuclear Energy for a Net Zero World. The special report  (Full Text 73 page PDF) highlights nuclear power’s critical role … Continue reading

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Are Big Nuclear Reactor Deals Right for Europe?

Are Big Nuclear Reactor Deals Right for Poland, Romania, and Czech Republic? A Modest Proposal to Fund Sizewell C – which is a very big deal UK’s Financial Times Weighs in on ESG for Nuclear Energy NIA Offers Guidance on … Continue reading

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Terrestrial Energy Signs Molten Salt Fuel Deal with Orano

Terrestrial Energy Signs Molten Salt Fuel Deal with Orano Poland / GEH Boss Says First SMR Could Be In Operation By 2030 Czech Energy Plans Now Include Temelin Expansion that May Follow a New Dukovany unit Group of Vienna Aims … Continue reading

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New Hopes for New Nuclear and Fusion Projects in UK

UK’s Existential Energy Emergency Spurs Funding Fixes The UK Government is finally realizing that its once upon a time grand plan for 19.3GWe of new nuclear energy projects is in a shambles. The good news is that after nearly a … Continue reading

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DOD Plans Mobile Microreactor for Idaho Lab Site

Defense Dept Plans Mobile Microreactor for Idaho Lab Site South Africa to Release a Tender for 2500 MWe of Nuclear Reactors in 2022 US Spreads Pro-Nuclear Promises of Support in Europe MOUs are Flying as U.S. SMR Vendors Ink Agreements … Continue reading

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NRC Issues License to Interim Storage Partners for Spent Nuclear Fuel at Texas Site

NRC Issues License to Interim Storage Partners to Store Spent Nuclear Fuel in Texas China’s HTR-PM 1st Criticality at Shidao Bay Terrestrial Energy Upgrades IMSR400 Gen IV Nuclear Power Plant Cameco And X-energy Sign MOU for Deployment Of Xe-100 SMR … Continue reading

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One Million Page Readers Milestone

Readers of this blog are in good company. As some readers know, this blog is syndicated at Energy Central in the Energy & Sustainability Network / Energy Collective. In October 2018 the Energy Collective (TEC) began publishing statistics of the … Continue reading

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Fusion Start Up at MIT Hits Critical Milestone with a New Superconducting Magnet

Fusion Start Up at MIT Hits Critical Technical Milestone with Superconducting Magnet House Science Committee Passes Legislation Making Significant Investments in Fusion Energy Chinese Fusion Energy Programs Are A Growing Competitor in the Global Race to Fusion Power Site Analysis … Continue reading

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