Category Archives: Nuclear

Congress Moves Ahead with Legislation to Promote Development of Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Bipartisan legislative efforts in the Senate and the House show that Congress is serious about promoting the development of advanced nuclear reactors. In the Senate, Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), both members of the Senate Energy & Natural … Continue reading

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France Rethinks Nuclear Energy

President Macron seems to be listening to the argument that closing nuclear power plants would jeopardise energy security and hamper efforts to reduce carbon emissions. In the 1970s France led the world in the development of commercial nuclear power plants … Continue reading

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Infographic on Small Modular Reactors

(U.S. Department of Energy) Despite efficiency improvements and a decline in annual power consumption, the United States continues to experience a higher volume of electric outages than most developed nations. Having a resilient and secure grid matters—and it’s why we … Continue reading

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Russia Leads China in New Reactor Builds for Export

According to a recent report in the Economist, the world relies on Russia to build its nuclear power plants. “And Russia is happy to oblige,” says the newspaper. The report sweeps the global market landscape with a quick read. Here’s … Continue reading

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Rita Baranwal Confirmed to AS/Nuclear

Rita Baranwal was confirmed to be the Assistant Secretary, Nuclear Energy, at DOE, by the Senate on Thursday 6/20/19 by a vote of 86-5 with the Nevada and Massachusetts delegations being the primary negative votes. Update July 11, 2019: Rita … Continue reading

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Japan’s Energy Goals Set Nuclear at 20%

(Japan English language wire services / NucNet) Japan is calling for further efforts to cut its carbon emissions by promoting renewable energy. Signifiantly, it is also pushing nuclear power despite its experience with the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. To … Continue reading

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Holtec Inks Ukraine Deal to Build SMRs

(WNN) Holtec International, Ukraine’s Energoatom and the country’s State Scientific and Technology Centre (SSTC) have formally entered into a partnership to develop the US company’s SMR-160 small modular reactor for deployment in Ukraine. Ukraine’s national nuclear operator Energoatom, the SSTC … Continue reading

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