Get Small Nuclear Reactors Off the Starting Blocks—Now! Dec. 23—Mass production of modular nuclear reactors to industrialize developing countries, until fusion power comes online! That was the title I used when I last wrote about the ongoing efforts to make small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs)—in the EIR issue of November 16, 2018. SMRs will be … Continue reading Get Small Nuclear Reactors Off the Starting Blocks—Now!
One Year After Oyster Creek Shutdown, 3.1M Tons of New Carbon Emissions Spike in region’s carbon pollution exacerbated the challenge of addressing climate change; to achieve our climate goals, we must preserve existing nuclear plants Since the Oyster Creek nuclear plant closed its doors in September 2018, grid operators turned to power plants that burn … Continue reading One Year After #Oyster_Creek Shutdown, 3.1M Tons of New Carbon Emissions
Team Trump‘s plan to save coal and nuclear plants is likely to fall short The Trump administration has a plan to keep coal and nuclear power plants running, but analysts are skeptical it will do enough to prevent more of the facilities from closing down. Energy Secretary has coal-fired plants and nuclear power stations to … Continue reading Team Trump‘s plan to save coal and nuclear plants is likely to fall short
There’s plenty of pain in store for Exelon, too, if it shutters nukes Making good on his threat to close four nuclear plants if he doesn’t get what he wants out of Springfield isn’t going to be entirely up to CEO Chris Crane. It sounded ominous—Exelon CEO Chris Crane’s Halloween threat to close four Illinois … Continue reading There’s plenty of pain in store for Exelon, too, if it shutters nukes
Research funding awarded for fast reactor support The projects are at Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Michigan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, and Purdue University has two. The awards are between USD150,000 and USD375,000 each. It is the second round of funding to universities, following USD3.9 million in awards to 13 universities in … Continue reading Research funding awarded for fast reactor support
Murphy’s clean energy goals include nuclear in long-awaited master plan Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his long-awaited energy master plan for the state on Monday, calling for more investment in renewable energy, such as solar and wind, and throwing support behind nuclear energy to lower New Jersey’s contribution to global warming. The 108-page draft report lays … Continue reading Murphy’s clean energy goals include nuclear in long-awaited master plan
As Ohio Senate nears vote on nuke subsidy bill, PJM finds closing plants could save $1.6B The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and Ohio Consumers’ Counsel requested the PJM report to illustrate the impacts of nuclear plant retirements on both market prices and emissions. The focus was on giving the utilities and energy commission “unbiased data … Continue reading As #Ohio Senate nears vote on nuke subsidy bill, PJM finds closing plants could save $1.6B
Nuclear power will fade unless it becomes more competitive Nuclear power is in danger of fading away as a significant source of electricity supply. The fade will be gradual but is already evident in Germany and the US and the trend is likely to be followed in France, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Belgium. In … Continue reading Nuclear power will fade unless it becomes more competitive
Entergy (ETR) Announces Post-Shutdown Sale of Indian Point Energy Center to Holtec International Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) has agreed to sell the subsidiaries that own Indian Point Units 1, 2, and 3, located in Buchanan, N.Y., to a Holtec International subsidiary for decommissioning. The sale, which will be effective after Unit 3 has been shut … Continue reading #Entergy (#ETR) Announces Post-Shutdown Sale of #Indian_Point Energy Center to #Holtec International
AS DECISION ON NUCLEAR SUBSIDIES NEARS, WHERE IS CONSULTANT’S REPORT? Consumer, environmental, and industry groups want to know why an independent report commissioned by the BPU has yet to be seen by the public With a decision seemingly imminent, several groups yesterday urged a consultant’s report be made public on whether three nuclear plants in … Continue reading AS DECISION ON NUCLEAR SUBSIDIES NEARS, WHERE IS CONSULTANT’S REPORT?