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Major Energy and Environmental News and Commentary affecting the Nuclear Industry.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Weekend Geek: Fukushima and the U.S. Nuclear Power Industry

Weekend Geek: Fukushima and the U.S. Nuclear Power Industry


https://ricochet.com/weekend-geek-fukushima-and-the-u-s-nuclear-power-industry/

VN plans nuclear power expansion


VN plans nuclear power expansion

Hoang Anh Tuan, director general, Viet Nam Atomic Agency, tells Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) that Viet Nam will only develop its nuclear energy when conditions are mature.
http://vietnamnews.vn/opinion/271064/vn-plans-nuclear-power-expansion.html

Two connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons

Two connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons


http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/contributors/2015/05/29/two-connections-nuclear-power-nuclear-weapons/28166479/

Japan: Volcano Eruption In 2015 Raises Nuclear Power Fears Over Sendai Plant [Video]


Japan: Volcano Eruption In 2015 Raises Nuclear Power Fears Over Sendai Plant [Video]


http://www.inquisitr.com/2129873/japan-volcano-eruption-in-2015-raises-nuclear-power-fears-over-sendai-plant-video/

China nuclear power firms merge to fuel global clout Economic Times

China nuclear power firms merge to fuel global clout
SHANGHAI: China Power Investment Corporation and State Nuclear Power Technology Corp have officially announced their merger, as Beijing ...


China nuclear power firms merge to fuel global clout Economic Times SHANGHAI: China Power Investment Corporation and State Nuclear Power Technology Corp have officially announced their merger, as Beijing ...

Nuclear Power Cos. Hit DOE With Waste Disposal Suit

Nuclear Power Cos. Hit DOE With Waste Disposal Suit



http://www.law360.com/articles/661308/nuclear-power-cos-hit-doe-with-waste-disposal-suit

Nuclear Power Companies Hit DOE With Waste Disposal Suit

As mentioned in: Law 360
May 29, 2015
A group of utility companies operating a nuclear power station in Kansas sued the U.S. Department of Energy, asking for the agency to fulfill its promise to remove spent radioactive fuel from their facility. Kansas Gas & Electric Co. and two other utility companies say they have collectively paid $224 million to remove spent nuclear fuel, but the fuel waste continues to sit idly at the facility, in some cases for 30 years or more. The utility companies are represented by Public Practices partner Alex D. Tomaszczuk, Energy partner Jay E. Silberg and Public Practices associate Clare M. Cavaliero. Click here to read the full article. http://www.pillsburylaw.com/news/nuclear-power-companies-hit-doe-with-waste-disposal-suit

Exelon to decide fate of Quad Cities nuclear power plant in September: CEO



Exelon to decide fate of Quad Cities nuclear power plant in September: CEO

 

http://www.platts.com/latest-news/electric-power/louisville-kentucky/exelon-to-decide-fate-of-quad-cities-nuclear-21526498?hootpostid=e6bb3b78443482ee1fb03bf29d254514

Panel Warns About Endoscopes, But Advises Their Continued Use :: DC Medical Malpractice & Patient Safety Blog

Panel Warns About Endoscopes, But Advises Their Continued Use :: DC Medical Malpractice & Patient Safety Blog

Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica so large it affects Earth's gravity field

Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica so large it affects Earth's gravity field


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150521143926.htm

Oklahoma Follows Texas’ Lead In Prohibiting Local Hydraulic Fracturing Bans

Energy Quote of the Day: NTSB on Shell’s ‘Inadequate Assessment of the Risk’

Energy Quote of the Day: NTSB on Shell’s ‘Inadequate Assessment of the Risk’

By Pete Danko
kulluk
Tough timing for Shell on this announcement from the National Transportation Safety Board: The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the grounding of the mobile offshore drilling unit Kulluk was Shell’s inadequate assessment of the risk for its planned tow of the Kulluk, resulting in implementation of a tow plan insufficient to mitigate that

Philippines to Finally Enter LNG Sector with First Receiving Terminals

Philippines to Finally Enter LNG Sector with First Receiving Terminals

By Tim Daiss
lng terminal spain
Talk of building liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals in the Philippines has been ongoing for years. However, those talks mostly lead nowhere amid regulatory and financing hurdles, as well as companies trying to appease not only officials in Manila but provincial officials who often scared away international business with their under the table demands

The New York Sun Initiative Allows Regional Developers to Address Underserved Commercial Solar Sector

The New York Sun Initiative Allows Regional Developers to Address Underserved Commercial Solar Sector

By Rugigana Kavamahanga
Schwarzenegger Tours Solar Panel Roof Of A Sam's Club
2015 is gearing up to be a very interesting year for the United States’ solar Market. The US installed 6.2 GW of  solar in 2014, that’s a 30% increase over installed capacity in the previous year. All available indicators point to even more capacity added this year. Solar modules and installation costs have decreased dramatically,

Videos Show how New York Power Authority is Addressing Rapidly Changing Utility Sector

Videos Show how New York Power Authority is Addressing Rapidly Changing Utility Sector

By Gil C. Quiniones |
New York And New Jersey Continue To Recover From Superstorm Sandy
Last year, the New York Power Authority announced its Strategic Plan to address the demands of a rapidly changing electric power industry. Since 2014, a new division has been created under Customer Empowerment, major electrical infrastructure modernization projects are underway, and NYPA’s culture is evolving to realign its resources. In other words, in just 12

No Climate Change Progress without ‘Climate Proofing’ and Funding for Asia’s Developing Countries

No Climate Change Progress without ‘Climate Proofing’ and Funding for Asia’s Developing Countries

By Roman Kilisek
KARACHI, PAKISTAN - JULY 10: Fuel tankers, which were used to carry fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan, are seen parked in a compound in Karachi on July 10, 2012 in Karachi, Pakistan. Despite last weeks announcements regarding the re-opening of Nato supply routes, the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has yet to begin the process of clearing NATO's cargo, according to officials. The KPT expects to receive up to Rs 2 billion from NATO as demurrage charges for storing their containers for the last several months. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently called for “climate proofing” – to borrow a term used by Preety Bhandari, who heads ADB’s Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Unit – low-lying or coastal cities in Asia requiring the trifecta of sound integrated planning, adequate resources and political commitment. “The battle against climate change is likely

Cell Phone Radiation Could be Changing Your Brain


Cell Phone Radiation Could be Changing Your Brain


http://www.uncommonwisdomdaily.com/cell-phone-radiation-could-be-changing-your-brain-20926

Can We Continue the Iran Interim Agreement Indefinitely

Can We Continue the Iran Interim Agreement Indefinitely

May 29th, 2015 |  http://www.lobelog.com/can-we-continue-the-iran-interim-agreement-indefinitely/#more-29436 by Ali Gharib
Earlier this week, Yishai Schwartz, an associate editor at the legal blog Lawfare, put up a thoughtful post on the Iran nuclear negotiations proposing an alternative to making a nuclear deal with Iran. His proposal?  Briefly stated, it is to more or less permanently extend the interim deal struck in November 2013, known as the Joint Plan of Action, or JPOA.
The notion holds a certain appeal that other alternatives lack, mostly for the reason Schwartz states: basically, there are no other alternatives on the table. Many proponents of the negotiations rightly fear that in the absence of a deal, Iran would have a free hand to expand its nuclear program, resulting in some sort of confrontation down the line. Schwartz’s proposal has the benefit of offering something else: continuing the restrictions on Iran’s program imposed by the JPOA and only conceding the limited sanctions relief it offers.
Schwartz claims that few critics of a deal articulate any alternative, let alone propose something like his plan. But that’s not quite right. In April, just after the announcement of a framework for a final comprehensive deal, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of the most rapacious Iran hawks in Congress, told CBS News he wanted to do just that. “Here is what I think we should do: continue the sanctions under the interim agreement,” he said. “That’s worked pretty well for the world. It has controlled Iran’s nuclear ambitions.”http://www.lobelog.com/can-we-continue-the-iran-interim-agreement-indefinitely/#more-29436

Small Japanese Island Evacuated as Volcano Violently Erupts

Small Japanese Island Evacuated as Volcano Violently Erupts



http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/small-japanese-island-evacuated-volcano-violently-erupts-n366381

Spectacular eruption rocks Japanese island

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/05/29/volcano-erupts-on-southern-japanese-island/28127599/

Volcano erupts on remote Japanese island, residents flee by boat

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/29/us-japan-volcano-idUKKBN0OE02R20150529

Japanese volcano Mount Shindake erupts without warning – video 

Massive eruption on Kuchinoerabu / All residents leave island in Kagoshima

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002185036 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/may/29/mount-shindake-volcano-japan-erupts-no-warning-island-evacuated-video

Radioactive water leaks at Fukushima Daiichi

Radioactive water leaks at Fukushima Daiichi


http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150529_41.html

Record levels of radioactivity in plant's port


http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/nuclear.html

Friday, May 29, 2015

One of California's biggest sources of water just disappeared



One of California's biggest sources of water just disappeared



http://www.businessinsider.com/californias-snowpack-is-gone-2015-5

Using desalination to address drought


Using desalination to address drought

Developed by Carlos Riva '75, a California water plant will be the largest seawater desalination facility in the Western Hemisphere

http://mitei.mit.edu/news/using-desalination-address-drought

In Face of Rising Climate Movement, Tar Sands on Life Support: Report

In Face of Rising Climate Movement, Tar Sands on Life Support: Report
by Deirdre Fulton
That's good news for the climate and the environment, as well as for frontline communities that bear the brunt of the toxic tar sands production.http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/05/29/face-rising-climate-movement-tar-sands-life-support-report

China Is Hunting For Uranium Assets


Summary

  • China’s nuclear power giant, CNNC is looking to acquire uranium assets in Canada, Australia and Kazakhstan.
  • CNNC is also listing its subsidiary, raising more than $2 billion from the IPO.
  • CNNC is rushing to acquire uranium assets as prices still remain 50% below the levels they traded before the nuclear accident in Japan four years ago.


http://seekingalpha.com/article/3219396-china-is-hunting-for-uranium-assets

Vietnam needs a national radioactive dumping ground: experts

Vietnam needs a national radioactive dumping ground: experts 

http://tuoitrenews.vn/features/28286/vietnam-needs-a-national-radioactive-dumping-ground-experts?utm.

Top US negotiator with Iran to leave after deadline

Top US negotiator with Iran to leave after deadline

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Top_US_negotiator_with_Iran_to_leave_after_deadline_999.html

Indian wants cooperation with Russia to build nuclear subs


Indian wants cooperation with Russia to build nuclear subs
Moscow (Sputnik) May 27, 2015 - Indian company Reliance Infrastructure seeks partnership with Russia to locally manufacture nuclear submarines and stealth warships, the Economic Times newspaper reported Friday. The company's executives are now in Moscow, according to the newspaper. They have already met senior officials in Russia's Defense Ministry, and are also likely to meet Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and n ... morehttp://www.spacewar.com/reports/Indian_Company_Wants_Cooperation_With_Russia_to_Manufacture_Nuclear_Subs_999.html

Nuclear Power Cos. Hit DOE With Waste Disposal Suit

Nuclear Power Cos. Hit DOE With Waste Disposal Suit (subscription required)

Nuclear Saudi Arabia: Rising ambitions of the House of Saud


RT (blog)
Nuclear Saudi Arabia: Rising ambitions of the House of Saud
The most violent, reactionary and arguably most oppressive regime, in not just the region but the world, is now has ambitions to rise to a nuclear power ...http://rt.com/op-edge/263113-saudi-arabia-nuclear-weapon-power/
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French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear power use

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear power use


http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2015/05/french-bill-seeks-to-boost-renewable-energy-cut-nuclear-power-use.html?cmpid=EnlWeeklyPowerMay292015&eid=288118515&bid=1083149

Gearing Up for New York Energy Week! Con Edison Helps Set the Stage

Gearing Up for New York Energy Week! Con Edison Helps Set the Stage

By Breaking Energy
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05:   A light drenched Times Square on May 5, 2015 in New York City. In an effort to reduce Manhattan's carbon footprint, New York's City Council is considering a bill that would limit the amount of external light commercial buildings may use when empty at night. If approved, the bill could alter the use of lights in nearly 40,000 structures and potentially change the iconic nighttime view of Manhattan. The controversial bill has received support from Mayor Bill de Blasio.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York Energy Week is kicking off its third year next month! The energy industry event series has quickly become a must-attend gathering for businesses, government leaders, financial players, legal professionals, members of the environmental community and citizens interested in the exciting ways energy production, transportation and consumption are evolving. New York Energy Week’s mission is

How Latin American LNG Markets And U.S. Exports Are Reshaping the LNG Market

How Latin American LNG Markets And U.S. Exports Are Reshaping the LNG Market

By King & Spalding
A picture taken on June 05, 2010 shows t
Traditionally, long-term take-or-pay “ToP” LNG sale and purchase agreements (“LNG SPAs”) provide the foundation for the development of an LNG export project. These are contracts with terms of 20 years or longer.http://breakingenergy.com/2015/05/28/how-latin-american-lng-markets-and-u-s-exports-are-reshaping-the-lng-market/?utm_source=Breaking+Energy&utm_campaign=cf1cdd7501-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f852427a4b-cf1cdd7501-407304281

Energy Department Authorizes Alaska LNG Project, LLC To Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Energy Department Authorizes Alaska LNG Project, LLC To Export Liquefied Natural Gas

By U.S. Department of Energy
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WASHINGTON — The Energy Department announced today that it has issued a conditional authorization for the Alaska LNG Project, LLC (Alaska LNG) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. Subject to environmental review and final regulatory approval, Alaska LNG, in

Help Wanted: Robot to Fulfill Amazon Orders

Help Wanted: Robot to Fulfill Amazon Orders

Amazon awarded $20,000 to the creators of a robot that can fill orders most like a human, but it’s not going to replace employees yet.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/537801/help-wanted-robot-to-fulfill-amazon-orders/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20150529

Power Sector Finds a New Set of Customers: Cars

Power Sector Finds a New Set of Customers: Cars

Giving power companies the ability to invest in electric-vehicle charging infrastructure could bolster the EV market.

  http://www.technologyreview.com/news/537821/power-sector-finds-a-new-set-of-customers-cars/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20150529


Reality Check: Maybe Energy Storage Isn't Ready for Prime Time


Reality Check: Maybe Energy Storage Isn't Ready for Prime Time


http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2015/05/reality-check-maybe-energy-storage-isn-t-ready-for-prime-time.html?eid=288118515&bid=1083087

How climate change threatens the Western grid, and what to do about it

Power providers need to start including the impacts of climate change in their planning, a new study says



http://www.utilitydive.com/news/how-climate-change-threatens-the-western-grid-and-what-to-do-about-it/399935/

Iran asks India to lower prices of rail tracks


Iran asks India to lower prices of rail tracks

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-05-20/news/62413292_1_rail-tracks-iran-suspected-nuclear-programme

France: No Iran Nuclear Deal if Military Site Inspections Are Blocked


France: No Iran Nuclear Deal if Military Site Inspections Are Blocked

Guardian
The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, whose country has taken a tough stance in the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, has said that France will not sign off on a deal if Tehran rules out inspections of its military sites as part of the final agreement.


http://carnegieendowment.org/2015/05/28/france-no-iran-nuclear-deal-if-military-site-inspections-are-blocked/i950

How fossil fuel burning nearly wiped out life on Earth – 250m years ago


How fossil fuel burning nearly wiped out life on Earth – 250m years ago


http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/27/threat-islamic-state-fossil-fuel-burning

NuScale Power Launches Redesigned Corporate Website

 

NuScale Power Launches Redesigned Corporate Website

Highlights SMR Carbon-Free Energy, Advanced Plant Safety, Economies of Scale, and Wide Range of Applications

http://newsroom.nuscalepower.com/press-release/company/nuscale-power-launches-redesigned-corporate-website

US Nuclear Power Plants Posted Record High Efficiency in 2014


US Nuclear Power Plants Posted Record High Efficiency in 2014

Average Capacity Factor of 91.9 Percent Surpasses Prior Record Set in 2007

http://www.nei.org/News-Media/Media-Room/News-Releases/US-Nuclear-Power-Plants-Posted-Record-High-Efficie

The Arctic: Interglacial period with a break

The Arctic: Interglacial period with a break
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) May 29, 2015 - Scientists at the Goethe University Frankfurt and at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre working together with their Canadian counterparts, have reconstructed the climatic development of the Arctic Ocean during the Cretaceous period, 145 to 66 million years ago. The research team comes to the conclusion that there was a severe cold snap during the geological age known for it ... morehttp://www.spacedaily.com/reports/The_Arctic_Interglacial_period_with_a_break_999.html

What would it take to limit climate change to 1.5C?

What would it take to limit climate change to 1.5C?
Vienna, Austria (SPX) May 29, 2015 - Limiting temperature rise by 2100 to less than 1.5C is feasible, at least from a purely technological standpoint, according to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and others. The new study examines scenarios for the energy, economy, and ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/What_would_it_take_to_limit_climate_change_to_1_5C_999.html

Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica detected

Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica detected
Bristol, UK (SPX) May 29, 2015 - A group of scientists, led by a team from the University of Bristol, UK has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. The research is published in Science. Using measurements of the elevation of the Antarctic ice sheet made by a suite of satellites, the researchers found that the Southern Antarctic Peninsula showed no signs of change up to 2009. Ar ... more http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Sudden_onset_of_ice_loss_in_Antarctica_detected_999.html

Study shows influence on climate of fresh water during last ice age

ICE WORLD Study shows influence on climate of fresh water during last ice age 

Corvallis OR (SPX) May 29, 2015 - A new study shows how huge influxes of fresh water into the North Atlantic Ocean from icebergs calving off North America during the last ice age had an unexpected effect - they increased the production of methane in the tropical wetlands. Usually increases in methane levels are linked to warming in the Northern Hemisphere, but scientists who are publishing their findings this week in the journal ... more

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Study_shows_influence_on_climate_of_fresh_water_during_last_ice_age_999.html

Pew: Clean Energy Investment Shifting to Developing Nations

Pew: Clean Energy Investment Shifting to Developing Nations
Washington DC (SPX) May 29, 2015 - Investment in and deployment of electricity infrastructure is shifting from the industrialized economies of the Northern Hemisphere to the developing economies collectively known as the "global south" and from fossil fuels toward clean energy, according to research released by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The report, Power Shifts-Emerging Clean Energy Markets, examines clean energy investmen ... more http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Pew_Clean_Energy_Investment_Shifting_to_Developing_Nations_999.html

A Look at Wind and Solar, Part 2: Is There An Upper Limit To Variable Renewables?

A Look at Wind and Solar, Part 2: Is There An Upper Limit To Variable Renewables?



http://theenergycollective.com/jessejenkins/2233311/look-wind-and-solar-part-2-there-upper-limit-intermittent-renewables?ref=popular_posts

Water, the West, and the Clean Power Plan

Water, the West, and the Clean Power Plan



http://theenergycollective.com/coley-girouard/2233376/water-west-and-clean-power-plan?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Will Silicon Valley Take On Clean Energy Access?

Posted: 29 May 2015 03:41 AM PDT
With interest from Elon Musk to a16z's Steven Sinofsky, momentum in Silicon Valley may be heading in an unlikely direction -- towards addressing energy poverty. Energy poverty, which affects 1.2 billion people around the world who lack access to electricity, is the greatest challenge of our time.read morehttp://theenergycollective.com/guayjguay/2233401/will-silicon-valley-take-clean-energy-access?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

China Is Hunting For Uranium Assets


China Is Hunting For Uranium Assets


http://seekingalpha.com/article/3219396-china-is-hunting-for-uranium-assets

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission renews Bruce Power’s operating licence for five years

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission renews Bruce Power’s operating licence for five years


http://www.brucepower.com/10066/news/cnsc-licence/

German utilities have 'set aside too little' for nuclear exit


German utilities have 'set aside too little' for nuclear exit

http://www.rechargenews.com/wind/1401381/german-utilities-have-set-aside-too-little-for-nuclear-exit

The darker side of solar power KONRAD YAKABUSKI

The darker side of solar power

 It’s not clear if these voters would be as gung-ho about solar power, however, if they considered the environmental implications of its expansion. The industry doesn’t talk much, or at all, about the downsides of manufacturing solar panels or where all these panels will end up when they conk out. Think of how much toxic waste is generated by consumer electronics and you get a small inkling of what a world lit with solar power, and the batteries needed to store their energy, might look like.
Solar power is still a marginal energy source, accounting for about 1 per cent of global electricity production. Yet, its environmental impact is already considerable, according to the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. The San Francisco-based group started out three decades ago tracking the e-waste produced by high-tech industry. It now produces an annual Solar Scorecard on panel manufacturers that depicts an industry that has got worse over time. Most producers refuse to provide any environmental data on their supply chains or manufacturing operations at all.
“We need to take action now to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in [photovoltaic production], develop responsible recycling systems and protect workers throughout the global PV supply chain,” the coalition said in its latest report.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/the-darker-side-of-solar-power/article24649804/

MOX operating license upheld through appeal process


MOX operating license upheld through appeal process

http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20150527/AIK0101/150529486

Terrestrial Energy to collaborate with Dalton Nuclear Institute for nuclear reactor development

Terrestrial Energy to collaborate with Dalton Nuclear Institute for nuclear reactor development

Dalton facility
Canadian Terrestrial Energy has formed an alliance with Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester in UK to develop its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR).
The firm intends to accelerate work on the development in order to make it ready for the construction and licensing phase, which has been scheduled for early 2017.
The reactor represents a Generation IV nuclear reactor system, which can ensure high standards of nuclear safety, waste, proliferation and cost competitiveness.


http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsterrestrial-energy-to-collaborate-with-dalton-nuclear-institute-for-nuclear-reactor-development-4587810

Atomenergomash focuses on integrated solutions

Atomenergomash focuses on integrated solutions
Russian power engineering company Atomenergomash is moving towards the complete supply of nuclear and turbine island equipment for its customers, the company's CEO, Andrey Nikipelov, said in an interview with industry journal Vestnik Atomproma published today.http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/C-Atomenergomash-focuses-on-integrated-solutions-29051501.html

China, Egypt agree to nuclear cooperation


China, Egypt agree to nuclear cooperation

28 May 2015
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the construction of power reactors has been signed between China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant Authority (NPPA).

http://world-nuclear-news.org/NP-China-Egypt-agree-to-nuclear-cooperation-2805154.html
 Wolsong nuclear plant No. 1 restart hits snag
he Wolsong nuclear power plant No. 1 will not be able to resume operations late this month, as a majority of residents in Yangnam-myun, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, voted against its operation in the residential referendum Thursday. If the plant, which takes up around three percent of total nuclear power generation capacity in S. Korea, fails to restart operating, this would cause a setback in meeting soaring electricity demand this summer. 

http://news.mk.co.kr/english/newsRead.php?sc=30800006&cm=English%20News_&year=2015&no=513236&selFlag=sc&relatedcode=&wonNo=&sID=308

Tepco sees progress in understanding of Fukushima accident

Tepco sees progress in understanding of Fukushima accident


http://world-nuclear-news.org/RS-Tepco-sees-progress-in-understanding-of-Fukushima-accident-2005154.html

Nuclear build will power economic growth


Nuclear build will power economic growth

http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2015/05/29/nuclear-build-will-power-economic-growth

Do We Need To Go Nuclear On Climate Change?

Do We Need To Go Nuclear On Climate Change?


http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomzeller/2015/05/28/do-we-need-to-go-nuclear-on-climate-change/

Blackhawk students help solve real-world problems at nuclear plant in Shippingport

Blackhawk students help solve real-world problems at nuclear plant in Shippingport


http://www.timesonline.com/news/energy/blackhawk-students-help-solve-real-world-problems-at-nuclear-plant/article_6807a7b0-0560-11e5-b4f7-9bde0326cef2.html/?/?REFER-MI-IMG=News

Editorial: Booting MOX places too much in question

Editorial: Booting MOX places too much in question


http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20150527/AIK0201/150529640/1018/booting-mox-places-too-much-in-question

Inside the war on coal

Inside the war on coal

How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think.


http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2015/05/inside-war-on-coal-000002

The Marshall Islands and the NPT


The Marshall Islands and the NPT



http://thebulletin.org/marshall-islands-and-npt8341

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    EIA report: Clean Power Plan will lower CO2 emissions
    Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the power sector declined by 363 million metric tons between 2005 and 2013, this according to a recent report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
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