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.

Reactors worth their salt

Why molten salt reactors could offer a revolution in clean energy, by Ondrej Chvala of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee.

Op-Ed: Fossil fuels versus renewables as global temperatures plummet

This week debates have heated up about the world's shift away from fossil fuels, as frigid temperatures have wreaked havoc from Turkey to Texas.
Japan

Japan suffers power outages after 7.3 Fukushima quake

A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck late Saturday 13 February 2021, off the coast of Tohoku, leaving at least 100 people injured.

Op-Ed: What opponents of nuclear energy do not tell you

Nuclear energy is the only power generation technology we have available today, that delivers exceptionally well on all of the above objectives.
skills development

Framatome and Wrocław University partner on nuclear skills development

Framatome has signed an agreement with Wrocław University of Science and Technology to develop training programmes for the next generation of nuclear energy professionals.
climate change

UN unveils Race to Zero Breakthroughs to combat climate change

Iberdrola has joined a new initiative unveiled at the recent World Economic Forum by the United Nations to accelerate the fight against climate change.
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Nuclear power: A sensible and sustainable option for Africa

The decision to adopt nuclear power in South Africa was made as a result of sound strategic planning. It has turned out to have been a very good decision.
power sector

BNEF releases top ten predictions for the power sector in 2021

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released its top ten predictions for the power sector in 2021.
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Rolls-Royce & UK Space Agency launch study into nuclear power for...

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with the UK Space Agency for a study into future nuclear power options for space exploration.
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UK and Japan sign nuclear energy robotics alliance

Research collaboration will see robotics used for Fukushima decommissioning and also advances in fusion

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