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America Risks Missing Out On A Global Nuclear Power Revival - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

News - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 14:22

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America Risks Missing Out On A Global Nuclear Power Revival
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
The 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan was a huge blow to the global nuclear power industry. After the meltdown, electricity generation from nuclear dropped 11 percent globally, and has yet to recover. In developed countries, including the United States, ...

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New Jersey regulators open docket to shape nuclear subsidies - Utility Dive

News - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:42

New Jersey regulators open docket to shape nuclear subsidies
Utility Dive
The state gets about 40% of its energy from nuclear power, and experts say allowing its plants to close would be a blow to greenhouse gas reduction efforts. At the same time Murphy signed the ZEC legislation, he also signed another bill raising the ...

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Study: Nuclear revival necessary for cutting global carbon emissions - Axios

News - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:37

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Study: Nuclear revival necessary for cutting global carbon emissions
Axios
Steeply cutting global carbon emissions will be tougher without expanding nuclear power, but its future is dim absent project cost reductions and supportive policies, a new MIT study concludes. Why it matters: Nuclear energy faces very limited long ...

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'Nuclear power not in govt's plan as SA energy demands decrease' - Eyewitness News

News - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:02

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'Nuclear power not in govt's plan as SA energy demands decrease'
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CAPE TOWN - Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says nuclear power has not deliberately been excluded from the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) which outlines the country's energy needs until 2030. Instead, he says the country's energy demands have ...
Exclusion of new nuclear power capacity not deliberate – RadebeCreamer Media's Engineering News

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Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain's political economy - Open Democracy

News - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:43

Open Democracy

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain's political economy
Open Democracy
The foreign companies building the nuclear power station, EFF and the China General Nuclear Power Group (CNG), are footing £20.3 billion in construction costs in exchange for a 35-year deal with the British government for a guaranteed price for ...
Nuclear Has to Use Climate Crisis to Justify High Cost, MIT SaysBloomberg
MIT Energy Initiative study reports on the future of nuclear energyMIT News
Nuclear plant decommissioning outpacing new-build - reportReuters
International Atomic Energy Agency -MIT Technology Review -Wicked Local
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Exclusion of new nuclear power capacity not deliberate – Radebe - Creamer Media's Engineering News

News - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:23

Exclusion of new nuclear power capacity not deliberate – Radebe
Creamer Media's Engineering News
The decision to shelve plans to build new nuclear power plants was not based on principle but price and reduced electricity demand, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday. "We have not deliberately left nuclear out but it is not in the plan due to ...

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MIT Energy Initiative study reports on the future of nuclear energy - MIT News

News - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 04:10

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MIT Energy Initiative study reports on the future of nuclear energy
MIT News
He adds, “Incorporating new policy and business models, as well as innovations in construction that may make deployment of cost-effective nuclear power plants more affordable, could enable nuclear energy to help meet the growing global demand for ...

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Japan to move back to nuclear, reducing LNG demand - Energy Digital - Energy News, Magazine and Website

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 21:29

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Japan to move back to nuclear, reducing LNG demand
Energy Digital - Energy News, Magazine and Website
Japan is set to once more reduce its reliance on LNG and increase use of nuclear power, according to reports cited by Reuters. The country is restarting more nuclear reactors this year, with Kansai Electric and Kyushu Eelectric both having put their ...

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Govt must address public concern over nuclear power plant - newagebd.net

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 18:01

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Govt must address public concern over nuclear power plant
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THE government's increased effort to meet the energy demand of the country while laudable raises some serious concerns. When globally the move is to divest from nuclear and coal based power generation, the government has decided to install a second ...
Global Nuclear Power Plant Market 2018 – Exelon Nuclear (Chicago, IL; Boiling Water Reactor Nuclear Power Plant)The Industry Today (press release) (blog)
Global Nuclear Power Plant Market 2018 Industry key Players, Share, Trend, Applications, Segmentation and Forecast ...Business Analyst

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Completion of fuel loading at Tianwan 4 - World Nuclear News

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 15:48

World Nuclear News

Completion of fuel loading at Tianwan 4
World Nuclear News
However, following the March 2011 accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant, the Chinese government suspended the approval of new nuclear power projects, including those two units. The latest Five-Year Plan called for construction of Phase III of the ...

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Can Europe become a nuclear power? - European Council on Foreign Relations

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 15:34

European Council on Foreign Relations

Can Europe become a nuclear power?
European Council on Foreign Relations
Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin's calculated campaign of aggression against European interests, and his repeated demonstrations of readiness to employ all means to project Russian power, have reaffirmed Europeans' need for credible nuclear deterrence – as ...
Mein Gott! Would Germany Build a Bomb?Charged Affairs (blog)

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Nuclear Has to Use Climate Crisis to Justify High Cost, MIT Says - Bloomberg

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 14:48

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Nuclear Has to Use Climate Crisis to Justify High Cost, MIT Says
Bloomberg
Nuclear energy can't compete on cost with cheap natural gas or renewables and therefore needs the help of policy makers who are willing to promote its low-emission power generation as a way to fight climate change, according to a landmark new study.
One secret to building affordable nuclear: stick with tried-and-true designsMIT Technology Review
Nuclear Reactor Market driving Growth over 2025Newszak (blog)

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Nuclear Has to Use Climate Crisis to Justify High Cost, MIT Says - Bloomberg

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 14:47

Nuclear Has to Use Climate Crisis to Justify High Cost, MIT Says
Bloomberg
Nuclear energy can't compete on cost with cheap natural gas or renewables and therefore needs the help of policy makers who are willing to promote its low-emission power generation as a way to fight climate change, according to a landmark new study.

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Is Africa Ready for Nuclear Energy? - International Atomic Energy Agency

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 14:32

International Atomic Energy Agency

Is Africa Ready for Nuclear Energy?
International Atomic Energy Agency
Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialized world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant. Governments across the continent are ...
Industry roundtable: will new nuclear benefit the UK?Power Technology

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China steps up interest in Bulgarian nuclear power plant - Emerging Europe

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 11:33

Emerging Europe

China steps up interest in Bulgarian nuclear power plant
Emerging Europe
Representatives of China's National Energy Administration (NEA) have visited the site of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant in northern Bulgaria in order to familiarise themselves with the equipment that the plant has been supplied with. Belene is a ...

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One secret to building affordable nuclear: stick with tried-and-true designs - MIT Technology Review

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 11:00

MIT Technology Review

One secret to building affordable nuclear: stick with tried-and-true designs
MIT Technology Review
“The fundamental problem is cost,” says a new report from the MIT Energy Initiative assessing the future of nuclear power. While solar and other sources of power are getting cheaper, it notes, “new nuclear plants have only become costlier.” The average ...
The challenge for nuclear is to recover its competitive edgeFinancial Times

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JAEA develops technology to visualize radioactive contamination at Fukushima nuclear power plant - The Japan News

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 09:49

JAEA develops technology to visualize radioactive contamination at Fukushima nuclear power plant
The Japan News
The JAEA said that the visualization technology combines virtual reality technology with data about contamination conditions, which are obtained with remote-controlled devices, at the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. nuclear power plant.

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Industry roundtable: will new nuclear benefit the UK? - Power Technology

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 08:40

Power Technology

Industry roundtable: will new nuclear benefit the UK?
Power Technology
“Coal is going out of fashion – particularly after we survived without coal power for three days in a row last year. As a reliable and secure baseload, I would expect nuclear to gradually replace coal and other fossil fuels over the next 10-20 years ...

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RPT-Japan's nuclear reboot gathers pace, set to curtail LNG demand - Reuters

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 03:13

RPT-Japan's nuclear reboot gathers pace, set to curtail LNG demand
Reuters
TOKYO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Japan's consumption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to fall as the country's nuclear reactors restart, with output from atomic power set for its highest since the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster. Kansai Electric ...

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Japanese utilities ended funding for nuclear fuel reprocessing in 2016, putting MOX plans in doubt - The Japan Times

News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 01:26

The Japan Times

Japanese utilities ended funding for nuclear fuel reprocessing in 2016, putting MOX plans in doubt
The Japan Times
Japanese utilities that operate nuclear power plants have stopped funding for the reprocessing of nuclear fuel since fiscal 2016, their financial reports showed Sunday, a step that may affect the resource-scarce country's nuclear fuel recycling policy.

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