What Is Holding U.S. Nuclear Energy Back? Global energy markets are in turmoil over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent energy sanctions imposed by western nations. As we recently wrote, both renewables and nuclear energies are the two immediate beneficiaries of this conflict and the related allied response. For example, on March 19, Belgium … Continue reading What Is Holding U.S. Nuclear Energy Back?
PJM’s ‘focused’ MOPR takes effect, boosting renewables and nuclear as FERC commissioners deadlock FERC’s inability to reach a decision on PJM’s proposed changes to its MOPR — a rule designed to prevent a market participant from offering artificially low bids to suppress capacity prices — is the latest twist in a controversial regulatory process. In … Continue reading PJM ‘s ‘focused’ #MOPR takes effect, boosting renewables and nuclear as FERC commissioners deadlock
Palo Verde generator helps Southwest meet climate goals, but future of nuclear is debated PHOENIX – The rising demand to eliminate fossil fuels has left some researchers and activists skeptical that nuclear energy can be part of the solution to meet climate goals. But a recent study finds that the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station … Continue reading #Palo_Verde generator helps #Southwest meet climate goals, but future of nuclear is debated
Community members in Illinois fight for nuclear energy plant ROCKFORD, ILL. Community leaders, residents and elected officials in Illinois are working to keep a nuclear energy company from closing its plant. In August, Exelon announced that it would close its Byron nuclear power plant in September 2021 and the Dresden Generating Station in Morris two … Continue reading Community members in #Illinois fight for nuclear energy plant
Nuclear Energy Among the Least Popular Sources of Power in the U.S., Polling Shows But new Morning Consult data shows that 21 percent of U.S. adults believe that the country should both stop constructing new nuclear energy facilities and halt current production, while 33 percent agree that new construction should be stopped but think that … Continue reading Nuclear Energy Among the Least Popular Sources of Power in the U.S., Polling Shows
China to build 6-8 nuclear reactors a year from 2020-2025 – report The China Nuclear Energy Association said the country’s total installed nuclear capacity is expected to stand at 52 GW by the end of 2020, falling short of a 58 GW target SHANGHAI: China will build six to eight nuclear reactors a year between … Continue reading #China to build 6-8 nuclear reactors a year from 2020-2025 – report
Nuclear energy storage? Advanced reactor developers trying to expand nuclear power’s selling points Towers of concrete blocks as tall as skyscrapers, a ski lift-like contraption on the side of a mountain, underground caverns — the quest for more ways to back up the increasing amount of wind and solar energy on the grid has recently … Continue reading Nuclear energy storage? Advanced reactor developers trying to expand nuclear power’s selling points
Should the U.S. Revive Nuclear Energy? Readers discuss an article arguing that it’s the best way to “save the world” from climate change. o the Editor: Re “Nuclear Power Can Save the World,” by Joshua S. Goldstein, Staffan A. Qvist and Steven Pinker (Sunday Review, April 7): Will it take another Chernobyl or Fukushima, possibly … Continue reading Should the U.S. Revive Nuclear Energy?
Former NRC chairman remains clearly opposed to nuclear energy n a perfect world, nuclear energy would be a perfect tool for combating climate change. Nuclear power plants don’t burn fossil fuels, don’t emit greenhouse gases into the environment and don’t speed global warming. But with some groups reversing their former opposition to nuclear energy, former … Continue reading Former NRC chairman remains clearly opposed to nuclear energy
Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet? Emma Redfoot stands at a whiteboard in a small conference room, sketching neutrons, protons and nuclei, her voice rising enthusiastically as she explains nuclear fission: A neutron blasted into a uranium-235 atom shatters the atom, releasing energy and yet more neutrons that split other uranium atoms, … Continue reading Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet?