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Growing number of Canadians favour nuclear expansion, says poll

Growing number of Canadians favour nuclear expansion, says poll

Support for nuclear power in Canada is growing, with nearly twice as many Canadians now supporting the expansion of nuclear power in the country as opposing it, new data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute has found.

Energy & Environment 17 January 2023


UK must act on nuclear to meet net-zero aims, review finds

UK must act on nuclear to meet net-zero aims, review finds

Investment in new nuclear is "a no-regrets option", according to an independent review of the UK government's approach to reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Its report makes a number of recommendations for the government to meet its Net Zero Strategy, released in October 2021, in which new nuclear plays a significant part.

Energy & Environment 13 January 2023


Clean energy industries well positioned for growth in West Virginia: Bill Gates

Clean energy industries well positioned for growth in West Virginia: Bill Gates

The Microsoft co-founder and chair of TerraPower voiced his support for nuclear during a visit to a closed-down coal-fired power plant in the state, but said any decisions on future Natrium plants will depend on the performance of a demonstration plant in Wyoming.

Energy & Environment 11 January 2023


North Carolina adopts 'all-of-the-above' carbon reduction plan

North Carolina adopts 'all-of-the-above' carbon reduction plan

The initial carbon plan adopted by the North Carolina Utilities Commission sets out a path to achieve a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions from publicly owned electric generating facilities by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050 via "reasonable steps" including licence extensions for nuclear power plants and the consideration of new nuclear capacity.
 

Energy & Environment 04 January 2023


Ontario can decarbonise with help of nuclear, report finds

Ontario can decarbonise with help of nuclear, report finds

Ontario is in a strong position to decarbonise its rapidly growing electricity grid, provided new storage, nuclear, renewables and expanded conservation efforts are ready to meet growing demand, according to a new report from the province's Independent Electricity System Operator.

Energy & Environment 19 December 2022


US researchers achieve historic fusion ignition

US researchers achieve historic fusion ignition

The first ever controlled fusion experiment to produce more energy from fusion than the laser energy used to drive it was conducted at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on 5 December - a breakthrough that has been decades in the making.

Energy & Environment 13 December 2022


Collaborators to develop SMR-based hydrogen production concept

Collaborators to develop SMR-based hydrogen production concept

NuScale Power, Shell Global Solutions and research participants including Idaho National Laboratory, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, Fuel Cell Energy, FPoliSolutions, and GSE Solutions will develop a clean hydrogen production system for use in small modular reactor power plants.

Energy & Environment 01 December 2022


Industry associations highlight key role of nuclear

Industry associations highlight key role of nuclear

Nuclear energy is playing a crucial role during the current geopolitical situation and must be included when reshaping our energy paradigm and policies going forward, the international nuclear energy industry has said in a joint statement.

Energy & Environment 16 November 2022


Bruce Power seeks partners for nuclear carbon offset protocol

Bruce Power seeks partners for nuclear carbon offset protocol

Bruce Power is advancing a project to establish the necessary nuclear carbon offset protocol to allow new incremental nuclear output to be accredited for an avoided emissions benefit, to quantify and validate the vital role nuclear power plays in decarbonising Ontario's electricity sector.

Energy & Environment 16 November 2022


India's long-term development strategy sees nuclear expansion

India's long-term development strategy sees nuclear expansion

The long-term low-emission development strategy - or LT-LEDS - submitted by India to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change includes a three-fold increase in nuclear energy capacity by 2032 and will also explore the potential deployment of small modular nuclear reactors.

Energy & Environment 15 November 2022