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Monday, December 9, 2019

1st Korean-type nuclear power plant APR1400-applied Sin-Kori Units 3, 4 completed - Korea IT Times

1st Korean-type nuclear power plant APR1400-applied Sin-Kori Units 3, 4 completed - Korea IT Times: The Sin-Kori Units 3 and 4 that first applied the model of the new Korean nuclear power plant called “APR1400” were completed 12 years after construction began.The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced on Dec. 8 that they held a comprehensive ceremon

How Toshiba lost $6 billion | Livingston Ledger

How Toshiba lost $6 billion | Livingston Ledger

Warning Iran, US slaps sanctions on Iraqi paramilitary leaders

Warning Iran, US slaps sanctions on Iraqi paramilitary leaders: Washington (AFP) Dec 6, 2019 - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on three Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary leaders over a deadly crackdown on protests in the country, as it warned Tehran to stay out of its neighbor's affairs.

North Korea says US denuclearization talks 'out of negotiation table'

North Korea says US denuclearization talks 'out of negotiation table': United Nations, United States (AFP) Dec 7, 2019 - North Korea on Saturday said denuclearization talks with the United States were out of the negotiation table, while slamming European UN Security Council members who had recently denounced its provocative ballistic missile launches.

IAEA Mission Sees Safety Commitment at Slovakian NPP Ahead of Commercial Operation | IAEA

IAEA Mission Sees Safety Commitment at Slovakian NPP Ahead of Commercial Operation | IAEA

IAEA Praises Safety But Calls For Improvements As Mochovce-3 Nears Startup :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency

IAEA Praises Safety But Calls For Improvements As Mochovce-3 Nears Startup :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency: The operator of Unit 3 of the Mochovce nuclear power station has shown a commitment to safety, but plant managers should set high standards and expectations for plant operation and ensure they are rigorously applied, an International Atomic Energy Agency team said.



The Pre-Operational Safety Review Team (Pre-Osart) team, which concluded an 18-day mission to the plant on 5 December, identified a number of areas where further improvements can be made.



The team said operators should “fully develop and implement an integrated and strategic approach to support safe commissioning of the plant”.

Regulator Approves Dismantling Of Country’s Oldest Power Reactor :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency

Regulator Approves Dismantling Of Country’s Oldest Power Reactor :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency: The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has approved a safety report for the dismantling and demolition of the Agesta nuclear power plant, a 10-MW pressurised heavy water reactor unit that was the country's first energy generating nuclear reactor.



The decision means dismantling and demolition can begin, although details of work being carried out must first be reported to SSM.



Agesta, south of Stockholm, began commercial operation in May 1964 and was permanently shut down in June 1974. It produced district heating and electrical energy for the suburb of Farsta between 1964 and 1974.

France and Japan collaborate in fast reactor development - World Nuclear News

France and Japan collaborate in fast reactor development - World Nuclear News: An agreement to cooperate on the development of fast neutron reactors has been signed between Framatome and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Mitsubishi FBR Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The partners have previously collaborated on the Astrid project.

Recession Ahead: An Overview of Our Predicament | Energy Central

Recession Ahead: An Overview of Our Predicament | Energy Central

A $39 Billion Wind Company Bets Hydrogen Is Key to Climate Goals


A $39 Billion Wind Company Bets Hydrogen Is Key to Climate Goals

Orsted in Denmark is seeking to decarbonize industry by combining offshore wind farms with green hydrogen plants.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-06/a-39-billion-wind-company-bets-hydrogen-is-key-to-climate-goals

Wildfire victims learn preliminary details of PG&E's proposed settlement | KTVU FOX 2

Wildfire victims learn preliminary details of PG&E's proposed settlement | KTVU FOX 2: Greg Liggins reports from Santa Rosa

Some Small Towns Received Electricity From Microgrids During Power Shutoffs

Some Small Towns Received Electricity From Microgrids During Power Shutoffs: PG&E is experimenting with new methods for providing alternative power sources for its customers during scheduled Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

PG&E Fire Victim Settlement Threatens Elliott Plan - WSJ

PG&E Fire Victim Settlement Threatens Elliott Plan - WSJ: PG&E Corp.’s settlement with victims of wildfires could force a group of bondholders who want to take over the company to re-evaluate their legal strategy, people familiar with the matter said.

‘Safety Is Not a Glamorous Thing’: How PG&E Regulators Failed to Stop Wildfire Crisis - WSJ

‘Safety Is Not a Glamorous Thing’: How PG&E Regulators Failed to Stop Wildfire Crisis - WSJ: For years, California’s public utilities commission prioritized setting rates and pushing for green power. Utility-sparked wildfires have exposed its shortcomings. “The PUC is reactive.”

China Nuclear Power Analysis: Market Outlook to 2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

China Nuclear Power Analysis: Market Outlook to 2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com: The "China Nuclear Power Analysis: Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market Research, Recent Trends and Growth Forecast 2025

Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market Research, Recent Trends and Growth Forecast 2025: Growth Forecast Report on “Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market size | Industry Segment by Applications (Military, Public Utilities and Others),

French nuclear power generation tumbles 10.9% in November -EDF | Financial Post

French nuclear power generation tumbles 10.9% in November -EDF | Financial Post

Rosatom installs advanced safety feature at Kudankulam nuclear power plant

Rosatom installs advanced safety feature at Kudankulam nuclear power plant

IAEA commends nuclear security measures taken by Pakistan | Pakistan Today

IAEA commends nuclear security measures taken by Pakistan | Pakistan Today: KARACHI: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has commended Pakistan’s nuclear security measures.IAEA’s Nuclear Security Division Head Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan, during his visit to Kara

Turkey, Ukraine to cooperate in nuclear science

Turkey, Ukraine to cooperate in nuclear science: Cooperation between two countries aims at information sharing, joint studies and train students in nuclear science area - Anadolu Agency

Third-generation Nuclear Reactors Put into Operation in South Korea - 비즈니스코리아 - BusinessKorea

Third-generation Nuclear Reactors Put into Operation in South Korea - 비즈니스코리아 - BusinessKorea: The completion ceremony for the third and fourth units of the Shin-Kori Nuclear Power Plant was held on Dec. 6. The third-generation nuclear power plants have been put into commercial operation ahead of those of the United States and Europe to prove the excellence of South Korea’s nuclear power gene

Energy Production Is Moving Upwards - Analysis - Eurasia Review

Energy Production Is Moving Upwards - Analysis - Eurasia Review: The United Nations (UN) Environment Programme, and numerous research organizations working in consortium found in a recent report “the world’s nations are on track to produce more than twice as muc…

Global Generation IV reactor Market Insights 2019 – AREVA, TerraPower, China National Nuclear Corporation – The Avon Lake Ledger

Global Generation IV reactor Market Insights 2019 – AREVA, TerraPower, China National Nuclear Corporation – The Avon Lake Ledger

This is a nuclear weapons offer Trump ought not refuse - The Washington Post

This is a nuclear weapons offer Trump ought not refuse - The Washington Post: A five-year extension of the historic agreement should be a no-brainer.

Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market Outlook 2019: Business Overview And Top Company Analysis Forecast By 2028 - My Industry Planning

Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market Outlook 2019: Business Overview And Top Company Analysis Forecast By 2028 - My Industry Planning: The Global Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market report scrutinizes the market status and standpoint of the Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment market over the globe, from various prospects, like from the Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment key player’s angle, topographical regions, various segmentation such as types of Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment product and application.  This …

Cape faces winter without Pilgrim power - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

Cape faces winter without Pilgrim power - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA: This year marks New England’s first winter in more than four decades without the benefit of power generated by the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, but the region won’t be left in the dark. The 690-megawatt reactor in Plymouth was permanently shuttered May 31, but plans to make up for the lost electricity have long been in the works. “We have known of Pilgrim’s retirement for a number of years,” said Matt Kakley, spokesman for ISO-New England, the overseer of

Nuclear engineering centre set up to support Hinkley and Sizewell

Nuclear engineering centre set up to support Hinkley and Sizewell: The plans announced by EDF Energy’s managing director for Hinkley Point C Stuart Crooks at the annual Nuclear Industry Association conference will see the

Pope Francis In Japan Pleads For Abolition Of Nuclear Weapons - Analysis - Eurasia Review

Pope Francis In Japan Pleads For Abolition Of Nuclear Weapons - Analysis - Eurasia Review: The news that found surprisingly no mention in the Indian media was Pope Francis’s visit to Japan in late November 2019 when he moved past the position of his predecessors and openly denounced nucl…

Third-generation Nuclear Reactors Put into Operation in South Korea - 비즈니스코리아 - BusinessKorea

Third-generation Nuclear Reactors Put into Operation in South Korea - 비즈니스코리아 - BusinessKorea: The completion ceremony for the third and fourth units of the Shin-Kori Nuclear Power Plant was held on Dec. 6. The third-generation nuclear power plants have been put into commercial operation ahead of those of the United States and Europe to prove the excellence of South Korea’s nuclear power gene

AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter 12/9/19

 
 
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For the full version of the latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter, please click here…  To review some of the highlights, see below.

If your community is threatened by an industrial wind energy project, the key question is:  1) should you fight this situation primarily on your own, or 2) should you engage an experienced pro-citizen consultant?  Here is an analogy that explains our recommendation.

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Science and Misc Matters —
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physicist & citizen advocate

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