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Lake County commissioners air disagreements over resolution to support Perry Nuclear Power Plant - News-Herald.com

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:05

News-Herald.com

Lake County commissioners air disagreements over resolution to support Perry Nuclear Power Plant
News-Herald.com
In January, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted against a proposal from U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to provide assistance for coal and nuclear energy generators. In their decision, the FERC board pushed the issue down to regional ...

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More Premature Nuclear Unit Retirements Loom - POWER magazine

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 20:06

POWER magazine

More Premature Nuclear Unit Retirements Loom
POWER magazine
Two more U.S. nuclear power plants are facing early retirement, joining a string of generators whose fate was determined by market conditions, political pressure, or financial stresses assailing the sector. Several others may be poised to join them ...

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Nuclear power: Surviving on secrecy and misinformation - The Daily Star (satire)

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:07

The Daily Star (satire)

Nuclear power: Surviving on secrecy and misinformation
The Daily Star (satire)
While countries like Germany, Belgium, France, and Japan are trying to find an escape route from nuclear power, Bangladesh is taking two steps back. Although the 2,400-MW Rooppur nuclear power project has already garnered some support, there are ...

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Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die - News24

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 13:44

News24

Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die
News24
At the same time, renewable energy prices have plummeted globally and rival or even undercut the operating costs of many existing nuclear or fossil-fuelled power stations. Within just one year (2016), world costs for new onshore windpower fell by 18 ...

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How North Korea Built a Nuclear Arsenal on the Ashes of the Soviet Union - TIME

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:56

TIME

How North Korea Built a Nuclear Arsenal on the Ashes of the Soviet Union
TIME
The latest North Korean breakthrough, the Hwasong-15 missile, was tested in November; experts believe it could be powerful enough to lob a nuclear warhead all the way to New York City. This feat of engineering, which only a few nations have ever ...

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The future of nuclear power? Think small - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:02

Los Angeles Times

The future of nuclear power? Think small
Los Angeles Times
Jose Reyes is chief technology officer at NuScale Power, an Oregon nuclear technology company that is close to licensing a new reactor design for commercial use. (Keith Schneider / Los Angeles Times). It's not quite Stagg Field, the University of ...

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Martian and Lunar Colonies To Be Powered By Nuclear Energy - Forbes

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:01

Forbes

Martian and Lunar Colonies To Be Powered By Nuclear Energy
Forbes
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing a tiny nuclear reactor that is perfect for powering a colony on Mars or the Moon, fueling a large spacecraft to a distant star, or operating a mining operation in the asteroid belt ...

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Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die - Mail & Guardian

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 06:15

Mail & Guardian

Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die
Mail & Guardian
Under the presidency of Jacob Zuma, South Africa has been trying to implement a massive new nuclear programme. The initiative stood against a growing body of evidence pointing to the fact that nuclear isn't needed, is too costly and is hard to finance ...

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Nuclear power giants' merger cleared - ecns

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:59

Financial Tribune

Nuclear power giants' merger cleared
ecns
China's efforts to streamline and restructure its State-owned enterprises gained further momentum on Wednesday after the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission cleared the proposed merger of China Nuclear Engineering and ...
Beijing Approves Restructuring of Nuclear Power FirmsFinancial Tribune
China Combines Two State-Owned Nuclear Firms Into PowerhouseCaixin Global
China Nuclear Energy Technology Parent To Merge With China National NuclearNikkei Asian Review

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Future of Davis-Besse nuclear power plant still hangs in balance - WTOL.com

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 23:52

Future of Davis-Besse nuclear power plant still hangs in balance
WTOL.com
"We're hopeful that not only the state of Ohio but the federal government looks to try to come up with a an energy policy that gives credit for nuclear power and what it brings to the table. And how it fits into the total portfolio of energy and the ...

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China Combines Two State-Owned Nuclear Firms Into Powerhouse - Caixin Global

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 22:04

Caixin Global

China Combines Two State-Owned Nuclear Firms Into Powerhouse
Caixin Global
China has given the green light for two of its largest nuclear-power firms to merge as it continues to consolidate state-owned enterprises to reduce overcapacity and improve operating efficiency. China's state-asset regulator on Wednesday approved the ...

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Beijing Approves Restructuring of Nuclear Power Firms - Financial Tribune

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:33

Beijing Approves Restructuring of Nuclear Power Firms
Financial Tribune
C hina National Nuclear Corp, China's No. 2 nuclear power producer, will take over the country's top nuclear power plant builder to create a company worth almost $100 billion, the latest state-orchestrated marriage in the nation's vast power sector ...

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The Good and Bad of Nuclear Power - ThomasNet News (press release) (blog)

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:13

The Good and Bad of Nuclear Power
ThomasNet News (press release) (blog)
Nuclear energy refers to the energy harnessed from nuclear fission reactions. Unlike a conventional power plant, which uses the combustion of fossil fuel (such as coal or natural gas) for heat generation, a nuclear power plant uses the heat generated ...

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Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning - Energy Collective

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:10

Energy Collective

Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning
Energy Collective
Nuclear power is in crisis ‒ as even the most strident nuclear enthusiasts acknowledge ‒ and it is likely that a new era is fast emerging, writes Jim Green, editor of the Nuclear Monitor newsletter. After a growth spurt from the 1960s to the '90s, then ...

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Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning - Energy Collective

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:10

Energy Collective

Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning
Energy Collective
Thus ‒ notwithstanding the low number of start-ups in 2017 ‒ the mini-renaissance that gathered steam in the three years before the Fukushima disaster probably has two or three years to run. Beyond that, it's near-impossible to see start-ups outpacing ...

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Can France Mix Nuclear and Renewable Power? - Bloomberg

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:14

Bloomberg

Can France Mix Nuclear and Renewable Power?
Bloomberg
“If you're not flexible, you're going to struggle,” said Jonas Rooze, the head of European power transition at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “Nuclear is probably incompatible with large volumes of solar and wind." EDF disagrees, saying its reactors can ...

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China approves restructuring of leading nuclear power companies - Xinhua

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:15

Wall Street Journal

China approves restructuring of leading nuclear power companies
Xinhua
BEIJING, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- The State Council has approved the restructuring of two leading Chinese nuclear power companies, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China Nuclear Engineering and Construction Group Corporation Limited (CNECC ...
Factbox: China regulator okays state-brokered nuclear dealReuters
China Creates Nuclear Powerhouse - WSJWall Street Journal
China regulator approves giant nuclear merger in latest state-brokered power dealReuters.com
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Factbox: China regulator okays state-brokered nuclear deal - Reuters

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:29

Reuters.com

Factbox: China regulator okays state-brokered nuclear deal
Reuters
State-owned CNEC is China's top builder of nuclear power plants and the only eligible installer of equipment in the nuclear island (NI), which is the core part of a nuclear power unit that generates steam from nuclear fission. The company had total ...
China regulator approves giant nuclear merger in latest state-brokered power dealReuters.com
China regulator approves nuclear firms' merger in latest state-backed power dealReuters Africa

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China goes nuclear with latest state-brokered power deal - Reuters

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:15

Reuters

China goes nuclear with latest state-brokered power deal
Reuters
“(The) merger ... will give the new company vast financial firepower to take on the significant capital costs involved in developing new nuclear reactors – both domestically and abroad,” said Georgina Hayden, head of power and renewables at BMI ...
China approves restructuring of leading nuclear power companiesXinhua
China Creates Nuclear Powerhouse - WSJ - Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal
Beijing approves the merger of two state-owned nuclear giantsSouth China Morning Post
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First reactor at UAE nuclear power plant 'almost ready' - Khaleej Times

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:39

Khaleej Times

First reactor at UAE nuclear power plant 'almost ready'
Khaleej Times
The first reactor at Barakah Nuclear Power Plant - the UAE's first nuclear power station - is almost ready, a top official said on Monday. Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) Director-General Christer Viktorsson said the regulatory body is ...
UAE authority ready to license nuclear reactorgulfnews.com

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