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Poland to decide later this year on building nuclear plant - Reuters

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:06

Poland to decide later this year on building nuclear plant
Reuters
Tchorzewski is a supporter of a nuclear power plant, but for the project to take off, a government decision is necessary. Poland's state-run PGE, Poland's biggest power producer, has been responsible for the project. It was expected to be taken last ...

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New Siting Criteria for large Nuclear Power Stations - Lexology

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:32

New Siting Criteria for large Nuclear Power Stations
Lexology
On 7 December 2017, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy issued a consultation on siting criteria and process for a new National Policy Statement (“NPS”) on nuclear power (the “Consultation”). This NPS will apply to nuclear power ...

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«Finland's Pyhäjoki nuclear plant takes our pension money» - The Independent Barents Observer

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:14

The Independent Barents Observer

«Finland's Pyhäjoki nuclear plant takes our pension money»
The Independent Barents Observer
Russia has a core role in what will be Finland's northernmost nuclear power plant. Located in Pyhäjoki south of Oulu, construction work has already started. Though, the plant still lack building permit. «What happens in Finland is even more ...

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Fire extinguished at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant - Citizens for Legitimate Government

News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 05:21

PostObserver

Fire extinguished at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
Citizens for Legitimate Government
Fire extinguished at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant | 26 Jan 2018 | (San Luis Obispo County, CA) Firefighters were called out Thursday night to a reported fire at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. The call went out around 7:15 p.m. City and ...
Global Nuclear Power Plant Market Size 2018 Rosenergoatom (Russia; Heavy Water Reactor Nuclear Power Plant ...PostObserver
Fire at Rickety Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Gives California a Scare — Shutdown Slated for 2025EnviroNews (blog)

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Renewable Energy Is Much Faster To Install & More Scalable Than Nuclear Power - CleanTechnica

News - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 15:01

CleanTechnica

Renewable Energy Is Much Faster To Install & More Scalable Than Nuclear Power
CleanTechnica
One major advantage renewable energy has over fossil fuels and nuclear power is that it can typically be installed much faster. Nuclear power plants can require 5–15 years to complete and some have taken 20 or more. Constructing a new coal power plant ...

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Call for nuclear power plant company to consider effect on Gwynedd - Cambrian News

News - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 09:22

Cambrian News

Call for nuclear power plant company to consider effect on Gwynedd
Cambrian News
GWYNEDD Council has accused a company behind plans for a new nuclear power station on Anglesey of ignoring the potential impact the development would have on Gwynedd. In response to a recent informal consultation by Horizon Nuclear Power, who are ...

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Diablo Canyon shutdown last chapter for clean nuclear power in California - Long Beach Press Telegram

News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 18:55

Long Beach Press Telegram

Diablo Canyon shutdown last chapter for clean nuclear power in California
Long Beach Press Telegram
Power plants close for a variety of reasons, economic as well as technical. But California has come up with a new rationale: “We just don't want it.” The Public Utility Commission has accepted PG&E's plan to close Diablo Canyon, the state's single ...

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France rules out increasing CO2 as it closes nuclear reactors - Reuters

News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 17:09

Reuters

France rules out increasing CO2 as it closes nuclear reactors
Reuters
Environment activists complain that the government has withheld scenarios cutting back nuclear capacity the most, when it held workshops this month to prepare for the public debate. Junior Energy and Environment Minister Sebastien Lecornu told ...

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Is nuclear power really that expensive? - Grist

News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 13:16

Grist

Is nuclear power really that expensive?
Grist
I've never been able to figure out the price of existing nuclear generation, because smart people I respect use wildly different numbers. So I set out to discover what was going on. As I asked around about this, I focused on one power plant as a case ...
Diablo Canyon shutdown last chapter for clean nuclear power in CaliforniaPress-Enterprise
Report of fire at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power PlantKSBY San Luis Obispo News
Crews extinguish small fire at Diablo CanyonThe San Luis Obispo Tribune
KEYT -International Business Times, India Edition
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Rising Urges Bulgaria to Meet Nuclear Power Potential - Novinite.com

News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:13

Novinite.com

Rising Urges Bulgaria to Meet Nuclear Power Potential
Novinite.com
Bulgaria should accelerate new nuclear build to meet the growing need for reliable, low-carbon electricity, Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, told Energy Commission Members at the Bulgarian Parliament today. Bulgaria has ...

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Ramaphosa: SA has no money for nuclear power - Fin24

News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 07:20

Fin24

Ramaphosa: SA has no money for nuclear power
Fin24
Davos - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is next in line to lead the country, said the government currently can't afford to build new nuclear power reactors. “We have to look at where the economy is - we have excess power and we have no money to ...

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Report of fire at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant - KSBY San Luis Obispo News

News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 03:24

International Business Times, India Edition

Report of fire at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
Firefighters were called out Thursday night to a reported fire at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. The call went out around 7:15 p.m. City and county units responded. They were said to be investigating a smell of smoke near the intake area ...
Report of fire sends crews to Diablo CanyonThe San Luis Obispo Tribune
California: Brief scare after possible fire reported at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power PlantInternational Business Times, India Edition
Brief scare as firefighters respond to fire at Diablo Canyon Power PlantKEYT

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Lawsuit against nuclear power subsidies will proceed - Albany Times Union

News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 21:13

Albany Times Union

Lawsuit against nuclear power subsidies will proceed
Albany Times Union
While that includes sources such as wind or solar, Cuomo and his appointed PSC commissioners agreed that nuclear power is in that mix as well. In addition to their opposition to continued nuclear power, opponents also note that the subsidy, an ...

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Exercise Proves Hacking a Threat to Nuclear Power Plants - POWER magazine

News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:37

POWER magazine

Exercise Proves Hacking a Threat to Nuclear Power Plants
POWER magazine
Cybersecurity is a topic covered frequently in the pages of POWER magazine, and one that all power plants need to take seriously. A recent simulation proved that the consequences of a hack can be grave. The drill took place in Sweden, but could have ...

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Connecticut regulators: Nuclear power should get to compete with wind, solar - Electric Light & Power

News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:36

Electric Light & Power

Connecticut regulators: Nuclear power should get to compete with wind, solar
Electric Light & Power
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut regulators have recommended the state become the latest to consider its nuclear power plants in the same category as other so-called clean generators, such as wind, solar or hydroelectric, when it comes to buying ...
CT's clean energy edge: Going, going . . . or coming back?The CT Mirror

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Rising urges Bulgaria to meet nuclear power potential - World Nuclear News

News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 16:32

Rising urges Bulgaria to meet nuclear power potential
World Nuclear News
Bulgaria should accelerate new nuclear build to meet growing needs for reliable, low-carbon electricity, Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, told Energy Commission Members at the Bulgarian Parliament today. Bulgaria has a ...

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SA has no money for nuclear power: Ramaphosa - eNCA

News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 13:59

eNCA

SA has no money for nuclear power: Ramaphosa
eNCA
The Deputy President was speaking at the World Economic Forum to give updates on Team South Africa's progress and to answer questions about SOEs, state capture and the economy. Video: eNCA. JOHANNESBURG - "We have excess power right now and we have no ...
Ramaphosa Says South Africa Has no Cash for Nuclear PlantsBloomberg
We have excess power and no money – Ramaphosa on nuclear planCitizen
Nuclear Plan – “We have excess power and no money”BizNis Africa

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Safety risks stall nuclear role in Australia's energy mix - The Sydney Morning Herald

News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 13:15

The Sydney Morning Herald

Safety risks stall nuclear role in Australia's energy mix
The Sydney Morning Herald
Friends of the Earth national nuclear campaigner Dr Jim Green said the cost of nuclear power had made it unviable. “With the possible exception of carbon capture and storage, nuclear power would be the most expensive and least effective way of reducing ...

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Communities offered £1m a year to host nuclear waste dump - The Guardian

News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:23

The Guardian

Communities offered £1m a year to host nuclear waste dump
The Guardian
Interested communities that explore hosting the facility will also receive £1m a year, which officials say could be spent on developing skills locally or apprenticeships. The payments, which could rise to £2.5m annually as a community considers whether ...
North Wales villages and towns offered millions of pounds to store nuclear wasteDaily Post North Wales
Welsh communities asked if they'll accept nuclear wasteITV News
People to have say on future plans for geological disposal facilityNW Evening Mail

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Off-the-Shelf Nuclear Plants Could Soon Help Power Electric Cars - Bloomberg

News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 00:29

Bloomberg

Off-the-Shelf Nuclear Plants Could Soon Help Power Electric Cars
Bloomberg
Demand for low-carbon electricity to power a future wave of electric vehicles could be provided by small, factory-built nuclear reactors. As Britain's old coal and nuclear stations shut from 2025, the nation faces a tough challenge in keeping a future ...

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