Report: Small Modular Reactors Vital for Low-Carbon Transition

The government should press ahead with plans to develop small-scale nuclear technology, according to a new Policy Exchange report which argues nuclear power will be vital for achieving a fully decarbonised electricity grid. The paper, which will be released today, argues a surge in electricity demand from electric vehicles (EVs), …

‘My Priority’: Macron Promises to Use Nuclear and Renewables to Deliver Emissions Cuts

Fresh from the success of hosting the One Planet Summit in Paris last week, French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday underscored his commitment to decarbonising the country’s energy system. In an interview with broadcaster France 2, Macron said nuclear and renewables would remain the key planks of the country’s emission reduction …

France Won’t Achieve Goal Of Reducing Nuclear Share Of Power Mix To 50% Until...

France won’t achieve its goals of reducing the share of its power mix held by nuclear energy to 50%, down from 75%, until the 2030–2035 timeframe (rather than by the 2025 target), the country’s environment minister Nicolas Hulot has revealed. That means that the country’s goal to reduce reliance upon …

Saudi Arabia plans to launch nuclear power tender next month

Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South Korea, France and China, industry sources said. The world’s top oil exporter wants to start construction next year on two …

It’s Official: Nuclear Power Can’t Compete With Renewables

The nuclear revival the global industry has been hoping for took another hammer blow this week when two reactors under construction in South Carolina were abandoned, only 40 percent complete. The plan had been to build two Westinghouse AP1000 pressurized water reactors to lead the nuclear revival in the U.S., …

What Is The Future For Nuclear Power Plants?

With an ever-growing need for power, countries across the globe are constantly looking for the most economical, logical and sustainable solutions to meet demand. At the same time specialist recruiters such as NES Global are filling top positions within the power and energy industry with forward-thinking people. As a result, …

Northwest Nuclear Plant Gets ‘White Finding’ From Federal Investigation

Tuesday the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission scolded the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant. The NRC said the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington improperly packaged, mis-labeled and shipped too-hot radioactive waste. The NRC gave the errant shipment its white finding. In federal-government-speak that’s something that is a low-to-moderate safety problem. …