Nuclear

  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in Atlanta have selected Ronald Cureton Jr. as the resident inspector for Duke Energy's McGuire Nuclear Station, located near Huntersville, N.C.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded $15 million in grants to academic institutions in fiscal year 2014 through the Nuclear Education Program.
  • As a series of policy meetings kicks off Monday in Chicago to begin hashing out a plan to cut carbon emissions in Illinois, Chicago-based Exelon is busy pulling political strings to ensure it is rewarded financially for its nuclear power plants, which produce electricity without emitting carbon.
  • 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.

  • Dec 01, 2013 | Harry Valentine

    The cost of further, prolonged armed conflict across the Middle East would be unproductive. Given the US$5-trillion estimated of the Iraq involvement, it would cost far less to assist Iran to convert their proposed nuclear-electric program from uranium to thorium fuel that would produce far less toxic waste that would be quite unsuitable for use in an explosive device.

  • Smitherman says Texas has Generation Diversity

    Nov 17, 2013 | Martin Rosenberg

    Population is growing in Texas. And extreme weather in the form of hurricanes is a given. Yet the state has developed an energy market and programs that deal effectively as challenges arise. Barry Smitherman, chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, recently discussed these and related issues.

  • Nov 06, 2013 | Ken Silverstein

    When four of the most prominent climate scientists emerged this week and said that nuclear energy was a must-have fuel to combat global warming, the message caught their biggest fans off-guard. Indeed, the green groups are saying that the four know a lot about science but not that much about nuclear power.

  • Support Coincides with National Showing of Pandora's Promise

    Nov 05, 2013 | Ken Silverstein

    More than likely, those high-profile scientists and environmentalists supporting nuclear energy will not persuade their colleagues to change camps -- especially after the Fukushima accident. But they may soften the opposition just enough to allow a few more plants to get built in this country. That’s a start, the scholars say. But will it be enough to avert what they say will be the worst effects of climate change?