Why California is shutting down its last nuclear plant California is not keeping up with the energy demands of its residents. In August 2020, hundreds of thousands of California residents experienced rolling electricity blackouts during a heat wave that maxed out the state’s energy grid. The California Independent System Operator issues flex alerts asking consumers … Continue reading Why #California is shutting down its last nuclear plant
TVA Ends Key Link to Long-Unfinished Alabama Nuclear Plant The Tennessee Valley Authority told a federal regulator it won’t renew permits requiring it to maintain the partially completed 1,256-MW Bellefonte nuclear plant site in northeast Alabama—officially ending any plan to finish work that was started in the 1970s and indicating new redevelopment plans. TVA’s mid-September … Continue reading #TVA Ends Key Link to Long-Unfinished Alabama Nuclear Plant
Eastern Idaho nuclear reactor project downsized A project to build a first-of-its-kind nuclear reactor in eastern Idaho has been significantly downsized. The initial plan for the Carbon-Free Power Project was to build 12 interconnected miniature nuclear reactor modules to produce a total of 600 megawatts. It would be the first small modular reactor in the … Continue reading Eastern #Idaho nuclear reactor project downsized
Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining Is Coming to the States A mid last month’s heated debate over Bitcoin’s environmental impact, two companies are confident they have the answer on how to mitigate some of the negative effects: nuclear energy. Nuclear-powered Bitcoin mining is part of a new wave of innovation of companies developing smaller reactors that they … Continue reading Nuclear-Power ed #Bitcoin_Mining Is Coming to the States
Can small modular reactors fill upcoming gaps in energy supply? Often reminiscent of Brutalist architecture, these concrete structures have often been criticised for their aesthetic. While safety measures have come a long way since the days of Chernobyl, residents that live near to these eyesores have often been concerned for their health. Back in 2016 … Continue reading Can small modular reactors fill upcoming gaps in energy supply?
Can Nuclear Power Make A Comeback This Decade? 2020 will go down in the history of energy as one of the worst examples of the global economy swiftly tanking in almost complete unison, virtually every region has suffered dreadfully from the manifold impacts of coronavirus. If one is to assess the global energy impacts of … Continue reading Can Nuclear Power Make A Comeback This Decade?
Battle Brewing About California’s Role in Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Retirement An assortment of entities have sought to intervene in a complaint alleging that the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and California state agencies violated bulk power system reliability standards when they approved retirement of the 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) by 2025. Before … Continue reading Battle Brewing About #California ’s Role in #Diablo_Canyon Nuclear Plant Retirement
Public meeting about ownership change for Palisades nuclear plant comes this week This week, federal regulators will hold a public meeting to discuss plans to transfer the operating license for the Palisades nuclear power plant. Entergy Corp. agreed to sell the aging nuclear plant in southwest Michigan to Holtec Intl. in 2018. Patrick O’Brien is … Continue reading Public meeting about ownership change for Palisades nuclear plant comes this week
Salt River Project board votes to increase its share of Palo Verde nuclear plant with $70M purchase Salt River Project will pay about $70 million to increase its stake in the Palo Verde Generating Station nuclear plant west of Phoenix, the utility said Monday. The plant is owned by seven utilities from Texas to California, … Continue reading #Salt_River_Project board votes to increase its share of #Palo_Verde nuclear plant with $70M purchase
NASA Wants To Build A Nuclear Plant On The Moon According to a statement issued by the Department of Energy, the plan will involve the construction of a 10-kW class fission surface power system to be used for demonstrative purposes. The plant is to be manufactured and assembled on Earth and then shipped to the … Continue reading #NASA Wants To Build A Nuclear Plant On The Moon