Construction Delays Make New Nuclear Power Plants Costlier than Ever

The cost of building new nuclear power plants is nearly 20 per cent higher than expected due to delays, a new analysis has found. A new analysis of the history of nuclear power plant projects shows since 2010 delays have contributed 18 per cent the costs. These delays – which …

Task Force Echoes Foreign Minister’s Calls to Back Renewables Over Coal, Nuclear

An energy task force advising Japan’s foreign minister has proposed boosting renewable energy and shifting away from coal-fired and nuclear power at home, arguing the country’s energy policies are outdated and undermine its global competitiveness. The advice comes in a report commissioned by minister Taro Kono, a maverick lawmaker with …

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), …

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 …

US Renewables Grew 10% In 1st Half Of 2017

Renewable energy sources in the United States grew by another 10% in the first half of 2017, according to new figures published by the country’s Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong’s Sun Day Campaign. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently published its Monthly Energy Review, with data …

Duke Energy Nixes Nuclear, Will Amp Up Solar Power Plants In Florida

Nuclear power in the US took another hit last week, as Duke Energy announced it is abandoning plans for the Levy Nuclear Project and will build more solar power plants within the state of Florida instead. It is also taking other measures to increase the amount of renewable energy available …

Renewable Energy Provides More Electricity Than Nuclear Power In US

Renewable energy sources are now providing more electricity than nuclear power for the first time ever in the United States, according to figures issued by the US Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong’s Sun Day Campaign. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) published its most recent “Electric Power …