Nuclear

  • Japanese government officials believe the eruption of the Mount Ontake volcano in which more than 30 people died will not affect the future reopening of the Sendai nuclear power plant, Yoshihide Suga, a government spokesperson, said Monday.
  • Duke Energy's plan to build two nuclear reactors near Gaffney is being challenged by environmentalists that oppose utilities expanding nuclear power.
  • Conditions set by the European Commission to approve the pounds sterling 16 billion plan to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset are not expected to be enough to jeopardise the project.
  • British plans for a nuclear renaissance centred on a nuclear reactor in Somerset achieved a breakthrough yesterday when a nine-month European Union investigation ended with a call for Brussels to approve the project.
  • Before the removal, TEPCO will start dismantling the cover of the reactor building in the near future.
  • Environmental groups led by anti-nuclear activists HEAL Utah are challenging a judicial ruling that upheld Utah's decision to allow Green River water to be used in a proposed nuclear power plant.
  • Three and a half years after Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station spewed massive amounts of radioactive materials into the air and water, decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture has yet to draw to an end.
  • Small is BIG

    The promise of modular nuclear reactors
    Jun 26, 2014 | Salvatore Salamone

    Small modular reactors with outputs in the double- to triple-digit megawatt range increasingly are being eyed as a way to drive down the costs, speed deployment and give a boost to nuclear as an energy source going forward.

  • Building on a Busy Year

    Denault
    Jun 08, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

     

     

    Entergy is sharpening its business strategy to manage risk and grow the business, says Leo Denault, chairman and chief executive officer. He recently talked with EnergyBiz, and his edited comments follow.  

  • Responding to Customer Needs
  • Magic in a "Magnetic Bottle"
  • Setting Energy Priorities
  • SMRs in the 21st Century
  • The promise of modular reactors
  • Learning from Fukushima

    May 11, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, says work is underway to pave the way for a possible shift towards a new era of small reactors in America.

     

  • Fuel Cycle, Decommissioning

    Allison Macfarlane - NRC
    May 04, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

     Allison Macfarlane, who became chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission last summer, is focused on the future of America’s existing nuclear fleet and complex issues shaping that future.

     

     

  • Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
    Apr 03, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory, located near Aiken, South Carolina.

  • Duke Energy's View of Generation and Transmission

    LynnGood
    Apr 13, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Duke Energy is committed to maintaining a diverse portfolio of generation assets and adequate transmission as it prepares for the futures. Lynn Good, the company’s president and chief executive officer, discussed these nuts and bolts issues recently with EnergyBiz.

  • Implications for America
  • A Challenged Future

    Jim Robo
    Dec 29, 2013 | Martin Rosenberg

    NextEra Energy is carefully planning the future of its nuclear assets, like other utilities. What are the prospects for the long-heralded nuclear renaissance? We discussed these issues recently with Jim Robo, president and CEO of NextEra Energy.