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Small Nuclear Passes a Milestone – But Does it Have a Future? - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:46

U.S. News & World Report

Small Nuclear Passes a Milestone – But Does it Have a Future?
U.S. News & World Report
Even as cheap natural gas and falling prices for solar, wind and battery storage have all but killed the prospects for expensive new nuclear power projects in much of the developed world – and especially the U.S. – a handful of companies is plunging ...

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Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense - CNBCAfrica.com

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:53

CNBCAfrica.com

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense
CNBCAfrica.com
Over the last few years reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants. At the moment, the only nuclear plant in operation in Africa is South Africa's Koeberg, producing 1.86GW of power. This, according to some ...

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Eskom 'abandoned' plans to build a nuclear power station in the Eastern Cape – but is paying R16.5 million to keep ... - Business Insider South Africa

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:01

Business Insider South Africa

Eskom 'abandoned' plans to build a nuclear power station in the Eastern Cape – but is paying R16.5 million to keep ...
Business Insider South Africa
Last year Eskom "abandoned" plans to build a new nuclear reactor at Thuyspunt near Cape St Francis in the Eastern Cape. This year it will be paying a R16.5 million licence fee to build a nuclear reactor there. Eskom says it is just keeping open the ...

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Russia raises its Arctic profile with arrival of floating nuclear power plant - euronews

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:56

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Russia raises its Arctic profile with arrival of floating nuclear power plant
euronews
The state company behind the plant, called the “Akademik Lomonosov”, says it could pioneer a new power source for remote regions of the planet, but green campaigners have expressed concern about the risk of nuclear accidents. Greenpeace has called it ...
Russian 'Nuclear Titanic' Floating Power Plant Arrives in ArcticNewsweek
World's first shipborne nuclear power plant dubbed a 'floating Chernobyl' arrives in the ArcticDaily Mail

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Who will run nuclear power plants in the future? - International Atomic Energy Agency

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:26

Who will run nuclear power plants in the future?
International Atomic Energy Agency
The nuclear industry relies on the availability of engineers and qualified staff. Nuclear experts from around the world will meet at the Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes in Gyeongju, Republic of ...

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Can nuclear power solve energy gap in the Philippines? Scientist explains - Philippine Star

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:17

Philippine Star

Can nuclear power solve energy gap in the Philippines? Scientist explains
Philippine Star
PNRI, which serves as the country's regulatory body for nuclear and radioactive materials, explained that most Filipinos are nuclear power skeptics due to several factors. Two of them are particularly significant — the immensely high capital ...
Speak out: Philippines should not pursue nuclearSun.Star

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Where Kudankulam's nuclear island is created bit by bit - Economic Times

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:54

Economic Times

Where Kudankulam's nuclear island is created bit by bit
Economic Times
ROSTOV-ON-DON: The steam generator for the third unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu is three months away from completion at the Atomenergomash factory around three hours drive from here, according to its Director, ...

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Process begins at Shimane nuclear plant to operate new reactor - Asahi Shimbun

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:23

Asahi Shimbun

Process begins at Shimane nuclear plant to operate new reactor
Asahi Shimbun
Chugoku Electric Power Co. on May 22 took the first step toward the start of operations of the Shimane nuclear power plant's new reactor, whose construction was halted following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The utility, based in Hiroshima ...
Power plant operator seeks consent for new reactorNHK WORLD
Nuclear Power Market Top 20 Countries Data, Trends, Key Players, Cost Structure Analysis, Growth Opportunities And ...Exclusive Reportage

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Illinois' Nuclear Power Industry Eyes Federal Relief - Alton Daily News

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:15

Alton Daily News

Illinois' Nuclear Power Industry Eyes Federal Relief
Alton Daily News
A central Illinois congressman has proposed legislation that would offer tax credits for investments in existing nuclear power plants across the county. Congressman Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, is behind a bill that would provide a 30 percent credit for ...

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Bulgarian Government Looks to Restart Belene Nuclear Power Plant - Emerging Europe

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 03:30

Emerging Europe

Bulgarian Government Looks to Restart Belene Nuclear Power Plant
Emerging Europe
The Bulgarian cabinet has decided to revive the construction of the Belene nuclear power station, with China's National Nuclear Corporation announcing its interest in investing in the controversial plant, on which construction first began in 1987, only ...

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Why Nuclear Power For African Countries Doesn't Make Sense - HuffPost South Africa

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 02:41

HuffPost South Africa

Why Nuclear Power For African Countries Doesn't Make Sense
HuffPost South Africa
Over the past few years, reports have surfaced about a range of African countries planning to build nuclear power plants. At the moment, the only nuclear plant in operation in Africa is South Africa's Koeberg, producing 1.86GW of power. This, according ...
Africa flirts with sugar-daddy Russia for nuclear energyBizNews

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Nuclear cost oversight of Xcel stays in place after Minnesota House kills bill to change it - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 01:41

Nuclear cost oversight of Xcel stays in place after Minnesota House kills bill to change it
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Legislation that would have changed the state's approval process for Xcel Energy's nuclear power investments — a measure opposed by consumer and business groups — has died in the Minnesota House. The legislation would have essentially allowed ...

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Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Heads for the Bering Strait - Live Science

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:32

Live Science

Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Heads for the Bering Strait
Live Science
Russia's got a floating nuclear plant on a barge, and it's heading for the Bering Strait — just a short hop from Alaska. The "Akademik Lomonosov," according to a statement from Russian nuclear energy company Rosatom, docked in the Russian port of ...
Russia's first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives in Arctic | ReutersReuters
Russia's First Sea-Borne Nuclear Power Plant Arrives in ArcticU.S. News & World Report
Floating nuclear power unit for Chukotka moors in Russia's MurmanskTASS

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Washington's only nuclear power plant shuts down unexpectedly - Electric Light & Power

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:27

Electric Light & Power

Washington's only nuclear power plant shuts down unexpectedly
Electric Light & Power
The 1,207 MW plant is the only commercially operated nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest and produces enough electricity to power a city the size of Seattle. Plant officials are investigating the issue, which involved the main transformer and ...

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Washington's only nuclear power plant shuts down unexpectedly - Utility Products

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:26

Utility Products

Washington's only nuclear power plant shuts down unexpectedly
Utility Products
The 1,207 MW plant is the only commercially operated nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest and produces enough electricity to power a city the size of Seattle. Plant officials are investigating the issue, which involved the main transformer and ...

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Bulgaria open to Russian role in nuclear power project - Reuters

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:56

Reuters

Bulgaria open to Russian role in nuclear power project
Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Bulgaria is reviving plans to develop its Belene nuclear power plant and is open to Russian participation in the project, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Monday after talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in ...

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Bulgaria open to Russian role in nuclear power project - Reuters

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:47

Bulgaria open to Russian role in nuclear power project
Reuters
MOSCOW, May 21 (Reuters) - Bulgaria is reviving plans to develop its Belene nuclear power plant and is open to Russian participation in the project, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Monday after talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ...

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Russia's First Sea-Borne Nuclear Power Plant Arrives in Arctic - U.S. News & World Report

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:08

Russia's First Sea-Borne Nuclear Power Plant Arrives in Arctic
U.S. News & World Report
The state company behind the plant, called the "Akademik Lomonosov", says it could pioneer a new power source for remote regions of the planet, but green campaigners have expressed concern about the risk of nuclear accidents. Greenpeace has called it ...

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EGEB: Green energy investment collapses in UK while wind power outproduces nuclear for the first time, Grid ... - Electrek

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:01

Electrek

EGEB: Green energy investment collapses in UK while wind power outproduces nuclear for the first time, Grid ...
Electrek
The Imperial College of London confirms that from January to March 2018, wind power outproduced for the first time ever nuclear power in the UK. As solar power grows, grid managers struggle to reconcile power production and the market's need. A new ...

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