Nuclear

News, trends and policy relating to nuclear power as a clean energy source. Subject matter will include nuclear reactor fuel types, fusion and fission, uranium, graphite cores and neutron reactions. News on decommissioning of nuclear power plants and waste removal will be included. This category will cover the funding of research and innovation such as the tokamak and ITER.

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Decommissioning deal for six UK nuclear power plants

Magnox Limited has awarded a contract to Altrad for the provision of support services, across six nuclear decommissioning sites in the UK.
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South Africa weighs big block nuclear vs small modular reactors

A fascinating breakdown of the pros and cons of a large-scale nuclear and small modular reactor (SMR) builds in South Africa.

Vogtle nuclear expansion project on track despite COVID-19

COVID-19 is impacting the cost and workforce schedule for the Vogtle Units 3 and 4 expansion, but Georgia Power reported that it’s still planning to put the nuclear energy project into service by November 2021.
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EDF unveils emojis to get Brits talking about net-zero

EDF has launched a new collection of emojis to help the public to discuss net-zero and other climate change related topics.
Swell of support for Welsh renewables in the wake of nuclear plant failure

Swell of support for Welsh renewables as nuclear plans fall through

How the collapse of the Wylfa nuclear power plant project has highlighted a previous potential huge missed opportunity to embrace tidal energy.
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Jacobs to lead EU-funded nuclear power plant research

Jacobs has been selected to lead an international consortium conducting research on how to extend the operational lifespan of nuclear power plants.
Decarbonisation will ride the pandemic wave

Decarbonisation will ride the pandemic wave

Advances in low carbon technology, shifting consumer preferences, shareholder scrutiny and government policies will see the energy transition continue post-coronavirus, argues Georgina...
A surge in well-designed energy policies is needed to put the world on track for a resilient energy system that can meet climate goals says the IEA.

Pandemic frames IEA forecasts in World Energy Outlook

The IEA has called for a surge in well-designed energy policies to put create a resilient energy system to meet climate goals.
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Ontario utility to advance nuclear SMR development

Ontario Power Generation is working with three companies on developing grid-scale small modular reactors (SMR) for nuclear power.
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Rosatom makes global responsible business pledge

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has joined the United Nations Global Compact.

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