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US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear power plants achieved their highest level of generation ever in 2018, despite the closure of several plants since the previous peak, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

Nuclear Policies 22 March 2019


South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa must consider nuclear as a clean energy source that can be part of its electricity generation mix, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said yesterday in his keynote speech at a business awards ceremony.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2019


New England commits to value of nuclear

New England commits to value of nuclear

As two Connecticut utilities sign a contract assuring the continued operation of the Millstone nuclear power plant, the governors of the six states making up the region of New England have issued a document outlining their commitment to cooperate to maintain clean energy facilities including nuclear.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2019


US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

The US Administration's budget request for fiscal 2020, which begins on 1 October, seeks to restart the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing procedure for the Yucca Mountain geologic repository and also provides for the regulator to prepare for licensing advanced reactors.
 

Nuclear Policies 12 March 2019


Nuclear key to Xcel Energy's zero-carbon target

Nuclear key to Xcel Energy's zero-carbon target

US utility Xcel Energy says its current fleet of nuclear power reactors will help meet its target of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2030. It sees advanced reactors or small modular reactors playing a role in meeting its ultimate goal of providing zero-carbon electricity by 2050.

Energy & Environment 06 March 2019


Japan LNG imports fall as nuclear plants restart

Japan LNG imports fall as nuclear plants restart

Imports of liquefied natural gas for Japan's electric power sector are likely to decrease by up to 10% in 2019 following the return to service last year of five nuclear reactors, the US Energy Information Administration said yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 05 March 2019


Ukrainian head of state stresses role of nuclear power

Ukrainian head of state stresses role of nuclear power

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko yesterday highlighted the important role nuclear power plays in the country’s energy mix, particularly in terms of reducing its dependence on natural gas. Poroshenko was speaking during his working trip to the Mykolaiv region, where the South Ukraine nuclear power plant and the Tashlyk pumped storage plant form the South Ukrainian Energy Complex.

Nuclear Policies 05 March 2019


USA must take action on nuclear policy, says IEA's Birol

USA must take action on nuclear policy, says IEA's Birol

The USA risks losing a substantial portion of its nuclear power capacity unless it takes policy action, International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol told the US Senate yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 01 March 2019


Ontario system operator notes substantial role of nuclear

Ontario system operator notes substantial role of nuclear

Nuclear power plants produced 61% of Ontario's electricity in 2018 and remain a "substantial form of generation" while supporting system reliability, according to newly released data from the Canadian province's Independent Electricity System Operator.

Nuclear Policies 26 February 2019


Viewpoint: Why we need nuclear power

Viewpoint: Why we need nuclear power

Policymakers have unreasonably and unfairly overlooked the role of nuclear energy in the fight against climate change, writes Borislav Boev, a PhD student at D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics in Bulgaria.

Climate change and its effects on Earth continue to be a hot topic in the media these days. A lot of organisations, both international and governmental, claim that they are putting their best efforts into tackling the issue of greenhouse gas emissions.

Perspectives 04 March 2019