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Energoatom contracts Westinghouse for VVER-440 fuel supply

Energoatom contracts Westinghouse for VVER-440 fuel supply

Westinghouse and Energoatom have signed a VVER-440 fuel supply contract fuel for the Rovno nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The contract - for the development and delivery of licensing documentation - was signed yesterday by Energoatom Acting President Petro Kotin and Westinghouse Vice President and Managing Director Northern and Eastern Europe Aziz Dag, at the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, in the presence of Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko.

Uranium & Fuel 11 June 2021


US utility leaders look to decarbonised future

US utility leaders look to decarbonised future

New nuclear technologies will be needed alongside existing nuclear plants and renewables as the USA transitions to a carbon-free future, but they will continue to need legislative support at the federal and state level, utility leaders said during the opening session of the Nuclear Energy Institute's Nuclear Energy Assembly this week.

Energy & Environment 09 June 2021


Speech: Why I invest in nuclear innovation

Speech: Why I invest in nuclear innovation

It's hard to imagine a future where we can decarbonise our power grid affordably without using more nuclear power, Bill Gates told participants in the Nuclear Energy Assembly, held this week as a virtual event by the Nuclear Energy Institute. The text of his keynote speech on 9 June is as follows.

Perspectives 10 June 2021


Pilot Natrium plant to be built in Wyoming

Pilot Natrium plant to be built in Wyoming

Plans to construct a Natrium reactor demonstration project at a retiring coal plant in the US state of Wyoming were announced yesterday by TerraPower, PacifiCorp and Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon. The companies are evaluating several potential locations in the state for the plant, which will feature a 345 MWe sodium-cooled fast reactor combined with a molten salt energy storage system that can boost the system's output to 500 MWe for more than five-and-a-half hours when needed. They expect to announce the selected site by the end of 2021.

New Nuclear 03 June 2021


US FY2022 budget request includes record for nuclear energy

US FY2022 budget request includes record for nuclear energy

The US Department of Energy's budget request for fiscal year 2022 includes "historic" investments to lay the foundations of a clean energy economy and ensure the USA reaches net-zero carbon emissions by 2035, the DOE has said. The Biden-Harris Administration's budget, which focuses on the post-pandemic recovery as well as investments in clean energy, was sent to the US Congress on 28 May.

Nuclear Policies 02 June 2021


France, USA pledge to work together towards net-zero

France, USA pledge to work together towards net-zero

France and the USA are united in the ambition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and will work together on new technologies, including innovative and advanced nuclear, to contribute significantly to zero-carbon generation solutions, US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and French Minister for Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili said in a joint statement on 28 May.

Energy & Environment 01 June 2021


Indian Point sale completed as decommissioning under way

Indian Point sale completed as decommissioning under way

The sale of the Indian Point Energy Center by Entergy Corporation to subsidiaries of Holtec International has been completed. The plant, which shut down at the end of April after 45 years in operation, is the third project in Holtec's decommissioning fleet.

Corporate 01 June 2021


Lawmakers urged to pass Illinois bill

Lawmakers urged to pass Illinois bill

Groups representing academics, activists, engineers, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, unionists, and concerned citizens have written to Illinois lawmakers urging them to pass a bill that would create carbon mitigation credits for four nuclear plants - including two that are at risk of closure - before the current legislative session ends on 31 May.

Nuclear Policies 28 May 2021


Idaho waste site receives final shipment

Idaho waste site receives final shipment

The largest waste disposal site at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory has received its final shipment of radioactive waste, meaning work can now begin on the closure of the facility. Separately, the DOE Office of Environmental Management has announced the award of a USD6.4 billion cleanup contract for INL's site near Idaho Falls.

Waste & Recycling 28 May 2021


NuScale signs agreements at home and abroad

NuScale signs agreements at home and abroad

Japanese heavy-industry engineering and manufacturing company IHI Corporation is to invest in small modular reactor developer NuScale Power and become a strategic supplier for NuScale plants under a new commercial agreement between the two companies. Separately, NuScale has announced it is working with public electric utility Grant County Public Utility District to explore the deployment of nuclear energy in central Washington state.

Corporate 27 May 2021