Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

North Korea says Trump declared war via tweet. The White House says it didn't - LA Times

North Korea says Trump declared war via tweet. The White House says it didn't - LA Times

What happens when coal and nuclear plants close? - Houston Chronicle

What happens when coal and nuclear plants close? - Houston Chronicle

Microsoft Word - Industry Leaders Meet on Next Wave Nuclear Energy Advanced Manufacturing & Delivery.docx - Industry-Leaders-Meet-on-Next-Wave-Nuclear-Energy-Advanced-Manufacturing-Delivery.pdf

Microsoft Word - Industry Leaders Meet on Next Wave Nuclear Energy Advanced Manufacturing & Delivery.docx - Industry-Leaders-Meet-on-Next-Wave-Nuclear-Energy-Advanced-Manufacturing-Delivery.pdf

Russia Leads World With New Nuclear Icebreaker Ship, Putin's Latest Arctic Move

Russia Leads World With New Nuclear Icebreaker Ship, Putin's Latest Arctic Move

Examining America's Nuclear Waste Management and Storage - United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Examining America's Nuclear Waste Management and Storage - United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Engaging the Young Generation, Ensuring the Future of Nuclear Energy Oleksandra Gudkova, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication Chirayu Batra, President of the United Nations – Nuclear Young Generation (UN-NYG) presenting at the IAEA General Conference side event on engaging the young generation of nuclear professionals. (Photo: D. Popovich/IAEA) A highly skilled workforce is vital to the future of any industry, and the nuclear sector is no exception. The side event “The Future of Nuclear Energy: Engaging the Young Generation,” held on 20 September alongside the 61st IAEA General Conference, covered approaches to capacity building and the development of a skilled workforce. “Capacity building is key to establishing a competent nuclear workforce, which demands a continuous improvement in education and training,” said Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy. “Fortunately, the IAEA can provide its Member States with many tools for capacity building, in order to ensure the continued availability of highly qualified personnel for the safe, secure and sustainable use of nuclear energy.” Participants at the event presented several programmes developed by the IAEA for the training and education of future nuclear professionals, and several young professionals from the industry shared their experience in this area. Research reactor training Training tools include the Internet Reactor Laboratory (IRL), regional research reactor schools, the group fellowship training programme of the Eastern Europe Research Reactor Initiative and the International Centres based on Research Reactors (ICERR) scheme. These training programmes are available to experts from countries that already operate or are planning to establish a research reactor as a facility to develop capabilities in nuclear science and technology. They also provide access to research reactors to university students and researchers from countries without research reactor facilities. “The main objective of these types of programmes is to foster knowledge, rules and skill-based behaviour, as well as to develop the nuclear safety culture,” said Andrea Borio di Tigliole, Head of the Research Reactor Section at the IAEA. “They are very well suited for professionals with some experience, as well as for initial education and training.” John de Grosbois, Head of the IAEA Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM) Section, highlighted the aspects of the NKM programme that help strengthen nuclear education in the Member States. These included management training for young professionals in the nuclear sector, supporting online learning and distance learning, and strengthening national and regional educational networking, human resources and knowledge development. The IAEA’s nuclear energy management and NKM Schools have so far trained over 1,000 students. European masters Leon Cizeli, the president of the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN), presented the new European ENEN Plus Project, which aims to attract, retain and develop nuclear talent. He also highlighted other opportunities available within the ENEN framework, such as the European Master of Nuclear Engineering (EMSNE) certification of which more than 230 certificates have been awarded since 2005. The event featured an EMSNE Award Ceremony, with 19 laureates from different countries receiving EMSNE Certificates. Educational programmes fostered by the IAEA, ENEN and other educational networks aim to support the continuous supply of technical and scientific expertise. The Young Generation in Nuclear society shared some of the ways in which they contribute to knowledge transfer and leadership development, including mentorship programmes, soft skill seminars, multi‑cultural integration, and sharing of best practices. “A need for establishing successful retention, knowledge transfer, mentoring, leadership development, training and capacity building programmes are one of the industry’s most significant challenges to date,” said Chirayu Batra, United Nations - Nuclear Young Generation (UN-NYG) President. “Young generation networks are critical components in developing ideas, techniques and programmes.”

c

Chirayu Batra, President of the United Nations – Nuclear Young Generation (UN-NYG) presenting at the IAEA General Conference side event on engaging the young generation of nuclear professionals. (Photo: D. Popovich/IAEA)
A highly skilled workforce is vital to the future of any industry, and the nuclear sector is no exception. The side event “The Future of Nuclear Energy: Engaging the Young Generation,” held on 20 September alongside the 61st IAEA General Conference, covered approaches to capacity building and the development of a skilled workforce.
“Capacity building is key to establishing a competent nuclear workforce, which demands a continuous improvement in education and training,” said Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy. “Fortunately, the IAEA can provide its Member States with many tools for capacity building, in order to ensure the continued availability of highly qualified personnel for the safe, secure and sustainable use of nuclear energy.”
Participants at the event presented several programmes developed by the IAEA for the training and education of future nuclear professionals, and several young professionals from the industry shared their experience in this area.
Research reactor training
Training tools include the Internet Reactor Laboratory (IRL), regional research reactor schools, the group fellowship training programme of the Eastern Europe Research Reactor Initiative and the International Centres based on Research Reactors (ICERR) scheme. These training programmes are available to experts from countries that already operate or are planning to establish a research reactor as a facility to develop capabilities in nuclear science and technology. They also provide access to research reactors to university students and researchers from countries without research reactor facilities.
“The main objective of these types of programmes is to foster knowledge, rules and skill-based behaviour, as well as to develop the nuclear safety culture,” said Andrea Borio di Tigliole, Head of the Research Reactor Section at the IAEA. “They are very well suited for professionals with some experience, as well as for initial education and training.”
John de Grosbois, Head of the IAEA Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM) Section, highlighted the aspects of the NKM programme that help strengthen nuclear education in the Member States. These included management training for young professionals in the nuclear sector, supporting online learning and distance learning, and strengthening national and regional educational networking, human resources and knowledge development.
The IAEA’s nuclear energy management and NKM Schools have so far trained over 1,000 students.
European masters
Leon Cizeli, the president of the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN), presented the new European ENEN Plus Project, which aims to attract, retain and develop nuclear talent. He also highlighted other opportunities available within the ENEN framework, such as the European Master of Nuclear Engineering (EMSNE) certification of which more than 230 certificates have been awarded since 2005.
The event featured an EMSNE Award Ceremony, with 19 laureates from different countries receiving EMSNE Certificates.
Educational programmes fostered by the IAEA, ENEN and other educational networks aim to support the continuous supply of technical and scientific expertise.
The Young Generation in Nuclear society shared some of the ways in which they contribute to knowledge transfer and leadership development, including mentorship programmes, soft skill seminars, multi‑cultural integration, and sharing of best practices.
“A need for establishing successful retention, knowledge transfer, mentoring, leadership development, training and capacity building programmes are one of the industry’s most significant challenges to date,” said Chirayu Batra, United Nations - Nuclear Young Generation (UN-NYG) President.  “Young generation networks are critical components in developing ideas, techniques and programmes.”

Do Flynn’s nuclear dealings top Manafort’s Kurdish referendum? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Do Flynn’s nuclear dealings top Manafort’s Kurdish referendum? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

VIDEO: Iran violates spirit of nuclear treaty

VIDEO: Iran violates spirit of nuclear treaty

Iran's New Missiles Looks an Awful Lot Like North Korea's

Iran's New Missiles Looks an Awful Lot Like North Korea's

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy talks building nuclear power plant

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy talks building nuclear power plant

El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant Is Good News for Egypt, and Nuclear Education and Training Is Key | Al Bawaba

El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant Is Good News for Egypt, and Nuclear Education and Training Is Key | Al Bawaba

UAE to open Arab Gulf´s first nuclear reactor in 2018 | Sci-Tech | thenews.com.pk

UAE to open Arab Gulf´s first nuclear reactor in 2018 | Sci-Tech | thenews.com.pk

UAE’s first nuclear reactor to connect with grid next year | GulfNews.com

UAE’s first nuclear reactor to connect with grid next year | GulfNews.com

UAE to host the International Conference on Nuclear Power in 21st Century | GulfNews.com

UAE to host the International Conference on Nuclear Power in 21st Century | GulfNews.com

Iraqi Foreign Minister Asks Nuclear Powers to Assist In Reactor Construction - Sputnik International

Iraqi Foreign Minister Asks Nuclear Powers to Assist In Reactor Construction - Sputnik International

Iraq asks UN for help to build new nuclear power reactor – Middle East Monitor

Iraq asks UN for help to build new nuclear power reactor – Middle East Monitor

The Lamps are Going Out in Asia


The Lamps are Going Out in Asia


http://www.38north.org/2017/09/jdethomas092517/?utm_source=38+North+Bulletin+092517&utm_campaign=38+North&utm_medium=email

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif: Iran Commits Never To Develop Nuclear Weapons; "A Lot Of Fearmongering Going On" | Video | RealClearPolitics

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif: Iran Commits Never To Develop Nuclear Weapons; "A Lot Of Fearmongering Going On" | Video | RealClearPolitics

The Breakthrough Institute - The Power of Progress

The Breakthrough Institute - The Power of Progress

United States Small Nuclear Power Reactors Market, Market... - Chemical Industry News

United States Small Nuclear Power Reactors Market, Market... - Chemical Industry News

General Dynamics Subsidiary Gets $341M Navy Nuclear Submarine Support Contract Option

General Dynamics Subsidiary Gets $341M Navy Nuclear Submarine Support Contract Option

Nuclear Weapons in the South of the Korean Peninsula? | New Eastern Outlook

Nuclear Weapons in the South of the Korean Peninsula? | New Eastern Outlook

Global Nuclear Reactor Market Analysis to 2022 Business Report and Forecasts – satPRnews

Global Nuclear Reactor Market Analysis to 2022 Business Report and Forecasts – satPRnews

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy talks building nuclear power plant

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy talks building nuclear power plant

NUCLEAR: Big demand in China lures Western power -- Monday, September 25, 2017 -- www.eenews.net E&E News -- Start a free trial

NUCLEAR: Big demand in China lures Western power -- Monday, September 25, 2017 -- www.eenews.net E&E News

South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company; Issuance of Record of Decision

Regulations.gov - Notice Document

Made in Slovakia: What is the nuclear industry outlook for the next 20 years?News | Slovenské elektrárne

Made in Slovakia: What is the nuclear industry outlook for the next 20 years?News | Slovenské elektrárne

North Korean nuclear bomb test threat over Pacific 'shocking': Mattis | TravelWireNews

North Korean nuclear bomb test threat over Pacific 'shocking': Mattis | TravelWireNews

Perspective on Nuclear Energy | Strategy Consulting | Management Consulting | Global Advisors

Perspective on Nuclear Energy | Strategy Consulting | Management Consulting | Global Advisors

UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018 | Daily Mail Online

UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018 | Daily Mail Online

Alahednews:: Zarif: Tehran Could ‘Walk Away’ From Nuclear Deal

Alahednews:: Zarif: Tehran Could ‘Walk Away’ From Nuclear Deal

China urges restraint amid war of words between Trump and North Korea

China urges restraint amid war of words between Trump and North Korea

Nuclear Reactors 304 - Generation IV Nuclear Reactors - Part 1 of 2 Parts | Nucleotidings

Nuclear Reactors 304 - Generation IV Nuclear Reactors - Part 1 of 2 Parts | Nucleotidings

Nuclear Reactors 305 - Generation IV Nuclear Reactors - Part 2 of 2 Parts | Nucleotidings

Nuclear Reactors 305 - Generation IV Nuclear Reactors - Part 2 of 2 Parts | Nucleotidings

Problems with Dry Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel: Letter from the Sierra Club to the US NRC and Some Additional Info | Mining Awareness +

Problems with Dry Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel: Letter from the Sierra Club to the US NRC and Some Additional Info | Mining Awareness +

Russia proposes new closed fuel cycle

Russia proposes new closed fuel cycle

Scientists Closing in on the Dawn of Plate Tectonics - Scientific American

Scientists Closing in on the Dawn of Plate Tectonics - Scientific American

New IAEA Self-Assessment Methodology and Enhancing SMR Licensing Discussed at Regulatory Cooperation Forum

New IAEA Self-Assessment Methodology and Enhancing SMR Licensing Discussed at Regulatory Cooperation Forum

Participants at the eighth annual Regulatory Cooperation Forum meeting held on the side-lines of the IAEA 61st General Conference. ( Photo: F. Nassif/IAEA)
A new IAEA safety culture self-assessment methodology and a pilot project on the licensing of small modular reactors (SMRs) were highlighted at the eighth IAEA Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF), held today on the margins of the IAEA 61st General Conference.
Safety culture self-assessment
The new safety culture self-assessment methodology, based on IAEA safety standards, provides an opportunity to regulators to evaluate potential weaknesses in the underlying safety culture in their organizations, as a first step to addressing them. The new methodology should enable them to ultimately strengthen safety at nuclear installations and for safety and licensing reviews.
“A strong culture and effective leadership for safety are crucial for nuclear and radiation safety,” said Juan Carlos Lentijo, Deputy Director General and Head of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security. “We offer this new self-assessment methodology to support the development of safety culture.”
During a presentation on this subject, various mechanisms to improve safety culture assessment were addressed. “Collection of data through surveys questionnaires, interviews, document reviews and focus groups forms an initial phase of the assessment process,” explained Gabriel Soare, a nuclear safety officer at the IAEA. The most important, however, is the analysis of the data collected.
The methodology will also support regulators identify the strengths and weaknesses of their own safety culture he added.
Pioneers in SMR licencing
With four SMRs in three countries already under construction and many others in the planning phase, regulators want to make sure that their licensing processes enable the eventual timely and well-informed licensing of this new technology, said Stewart Magruder, a senior nuclear safety officer at the IAEA.
SMRs, with an output of less than 300 MW, will have shorter construction times and are expected to be cost-competitive to build. “Though smaller, the safety and security measures for this next generation of nuclear power reactors can be no less stringent from the obligations that present-day reactors are subject to,” said Magruder.
The IAEA recently supported a pilot project to identify, understand and address key regulatory issues specific to SMRs.
The regulators that participated in the pilot project discussed the importance of having safety mechanisms that have a number of consecutive and independent levels of protection for SMRs. A number of SMR designers have proposed alternate ways to address these issues in their designs.
The pilot project provided an opportunity to discuss, among other things, the use of a graded approach to regulation in response to vendors’ proposals to customize regulatory requirements, Magruder said.
The participants also exchanged information on practices and strategies with regard to the emergency planning zones for SMRs. Based on the unique characteristics of SMRs, such as their inherent safety features and the slower progression of accidents, smaller zones are being proposed by SMR vendors. Existing strategies and practices are being assessed by the SMR Regulatory Forum members to develop a common approach on the issue.
“The IAEA intends to continue working closely with regulators on approaches to safety and licensing ahead of potential SMR deployment worldwide,” Magruder said. This will include an emphasis on safety culture that needs to permeate SMR licensing as well, and the new IAEA safety culture assessment methodology will be essential in that respect, he added.
What is the RCF?
The Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) is a member-driven forum of nuclear power regulators that promotes the sharing of regulatory knowledge and experience through international cooperation and collaboration using the IAEA Safety Standards as its basis.
The Forum involves countries with advanced nuclear power programmes, those embarking on nuclear power for the first time and countries with smaller programmes considering expansion. The Forum currently consists of 29 members including the IAEA, the European Commission and the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The IAEA supports the Forum by offering administrative, technical and conference services support. Member States, who wish to receive regulatory support from the Forum to strengthen their nuclear safety, are asked to provide a detailed analysis of their safety needs, deficiencies and the type of assistance they currently receive. The Forum uses this information to prepare an action plan designed specifically for each Member State.

Native American Tribes Seek Say in Vermont Yankee Decommissioning - Power Engineering

Native American Tribes Seek Say in Vermont Yankee Decommissioning - Power Engineering

Resolutions Adopted to Strengthen Nuclear Safety, Security, Science and Technology: IAEA 61st General Conference Concludes

Resolutions Adopted to Strengthen Nuclear Safety, Security, Science and Technology: IAEA 61st General Conference Concludes

Video of The IAEA’s 61st General Conference Closed For Another Year
The 61st IAEA General Conference concluded today. (Video: A. Silva, J. Weilguny/IAEA)
Measures to strengthen international cooperation in nuclear safety and security and to further nuclear science and technology in both nuclear power and non-power nuclear applications were the focus of some of the key resolutions adopted at the 61st regular session of the IAEA General Conference, which came to a close today.
A resolution on strengthening the effectiveness and improving the efficiency of IAEA safeguards acknowledged IAEA’s safeguards as a fundamental component of nuclear non-proliferation, by providing assurance that States are complying with their obligations under relevant safeguards agreements and helping to create an environment conducive to nuclear cooperation.
At the week-long Conference, which took place from 18-22 September in Vienna, delegates also adopted a resolution to strengthen the IAEA’s technical cooperation activities, noting IAEA projects underway in a broad range of fields such as nuclear knowledge management, education and training, assisting national nuclear entities to build and enhance basic infrastructure and regulatory frameworks in this field, and improving technical capacities for ensuring sustainability. The resolution further requests effort to ensure that the Technical Cooperation programme takes into account the specific needs of each Member State, particularly developing countries and least developed countries, in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.
At its Thursday and Friday afternoon plenary meetings, resolutions were adopted on the application of IAEA safeguards in the Middle East and implementation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) safeguards agreement between the Agency and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, respectively.
IAEA resolutions and decisions will guide the IAEA’s implementation of activities in the coming year. The resolutions and decisions will be posted here as they become available.
Delegates also approved the IAEA’s Budget for 2018.
By the end of the 61st IAEA General Conference, 90 Member States have pledged to the Technical Cooperation Fund for 2018. While not all Member States use the opportunity of the General Conference to pledge their contribution, a pledge by so many countries – over 50% of all IAEA Member States – represents a record. The total Technical Cooperation Fund Target for 2018 is 85.7 million euros.
The General Conference takes place annually, giving an opportunity to all IAEA Member States to jointly consider matters related to the IAEA’s ongoing work, budget and priorities. Close to 2,500 participants attended this year’s event, including delegates from 157 of the IAEA’s 168 Member States, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and the media.
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, who was re-appointed for another four-year term, highlighted in his opening statement the IAEA’s commitment to responding promptly to Member State needs with high-quality programmes and concrete results.
Mr Amano also noted the increased awareness globally of the IAEA’s unique role in transferring nuclear technology to developing countries, its nuclear verification activities, and its work supporting countries in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Delegates at the Conference approved the application of Grenada for IAEA membership. Eleven countries have been newly elected to serve on the 35-member IAEA Board of Governors for the period 2017-2019. The newly elected Board members are Armenia, Belgium, Chile, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Serbia, Sudan and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).
Scientific Forum and side events
Throughout the week delegates were able to attend a selection of over 50 side-events showcasing activities and special programmes by the IAEA Secretariat, as well as several Member States, including a two-day Scientific Forum focusing on how nuclear science can play a vital role in the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of major diseases, and improve health and well-being. H.M. King Letsie III of Lesotho was the guest of honour at the Forum and gave the keynote address.
Other notable side events included a panel discussion on the added value of gender parity in organizations, and informative sessions on the use of molecular imaging to diagnose dementia, the IAEA’s nuclear security e-learning training programme, and nuclear energy innovation as part of the global response to climate change.
During the week, participants from 20 delegations visited the eight IAEA laboratories based in Seibersdorf, Austria, which deliver technical assistance to Member States in the areas of food and agriculture, human health, the environment and the development and use of nuclear scientific instruments.
The 62nd regular session of the IAEA General Conference will be held from 17-21 September 2018 at the IAEA’s headquarters in Vienna.

Demolition starts of US vitrification plant

Demolition starts of US vitrification plant

3ders.org - Idaho National Lab's 'AMAFT' makes 3D printed nuclear fuel that reduces risk of meltdown | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Idaho National Lab's 'AMAFT' makes 3D printed nuclear fuel that reduces risk of meltdown | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Trump officials adopt 'base'-first strategy on nuclear and coal | TheHill

Trump officials adopt 'base'-first strategy on nuclear and coal | TheHill

Belarus Proceeding With Russian-Built Nuclear Plant Despite Accidents, Quake Worries, And Neighbors' Objections 

Belarus Proceeding With Russian-Built Nuclear Plant Despite Accidents, Quake Worries, And Neighbors' Objections 

Startup: LPPFusion Embraces Instability - IEEE Spectrum

Startup: LPPFusion Embraces Instability - IEEE Spectrum

Japan Court Slams Tepco With Fukushima Damages Bill | OilPrice.com

Japan Court Slams Tepco With Fukushima Damages Bill | OilPrice.com

Fission Fragment Nuclear Propulsion Variants and Technical Details | NextBigFuture.com

Fission Fragment Nuclear Propulsion Variants and Technical Details | NextBigFuture.com

Nuclear News Roundup Sep 22, 2017 | Nucleotidings

Nuclear News Roundup Sep 22, 2017 | Nucleotidings

Nuclear Weapons 308 - In 1965, The Soviet Union Created Lake Chagan In Kazakhstan With An Underground Nuclear Bomb | Nucleotidings

Nuclear Weapons 308 - In 1965, The Soviet Union Created Lake Chagan In Kazakhstan With An Underground Nuclear Bomb | Nucleotidings

raveling Wave Direct Energy Conversion of Fission Reaction Fragments | NextBigFuture.com

raveling Wave Direct Energy Conversion of Fission Reaction Fragments | NextBigFuture.com

Muloni Applauds Iaea For Supporting Use Of Nuclear Energy

Muloni Applauds Iaea For Supporting Use Of Nuclear Energy

Stamped for failure: Westinghouse and SCANA used unlicensed workers to design abandoned S.C. nuclear reactors | Business | postandcourier.com

Stamped for failure: Westinghouse and SCANA used unlicensed workers to design abandoned S.C. nuclear reactors | Business | postandcourier.com

As Environment Minister Merkel Knew That Nuclear Dumps in Salt Mines were Leaking, Dangerous, and Ignored It; Now Radioactive Waste Must Be Dug Up; Undaunted in Stupidity the US Continues Dumping Nuclear Waste in Salt Despite Accident | Mining Awareness +

As Environment Minister Merkel Knew That Nuclear Dumps in Salt Mines were Leaking, Dangerous, and Ignored It; Now Radioactive Waste Must Be Dug Up; Undaunted in Stupidity the US Continues Dumping Nuclear Waste in Salt Despite Accident | Mining Awareness +

Low-level radiation exposure less harmful to health than other modern lifestyle risks

Low-level radiation exposure less harmful to health than other modern lifestyle risks

Veteran shares stories from nuclear submarine during Cold War | Central MO Breaking News

Veteran shares stories from nuclear submarine during Cold War | Central MO Breaking News

Japanese district court rules TEPCO liable for Fukushima nuclear disaster - Energy Business Review

Japanese district court rules TEPCO liable for Fukushima nuclear disaster - Energy Business Review

Puerto Rico's Power Woes Decades in the Making | RealClearEnergy

Puerto Rico's Power Woes Decades in the Making | RealClearEnergy

Why U.S. Natural Gas Prices Will Remain Low | RealClearEnergy

Why U.S. Natural Gas Prices Will Remain Low | RealClearEnergy

Beyond Harvey and Irma: Climate Action Will Become Top Military Priority - The Energy Collective

Beyond Harvey and Irma: Climate Action Will Become Top Military Priority - The Energy Collective

Will North Korea Sell Its Nuclear Technology?

Will North Korea Sell Its Nuclear Technology?

North Korea is more than willing to breach sanctions to earn cash


https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/will-north-korea-sell-its-nuclear-technology/

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Court: Utility, Not Government Responsible for Fukushima Disaster - Power Engineering

Court: Utility, Not Government Responsible for Fukushima Disaster - Power Engineering

Turning 1 million tons of used nuclear fuel by 2050 into energy | NextBigFuture.com

Turning 1 million tons of used nuclear fuel by 2050 into energy | NextBigFuture.com

Japan Court Slams Tepco With Fukushima Damages Bill | OilPrice.com

Japan Court Slams Tepco With Fukushima Damages Bill | OilPrice.com

Article: Nuclear Plants Plus Hurricanes: Disasters Waiting to Happen | OpEdNews

Article: Nuclear Plants Plus Hurricanes: Disasters Waiting to Happen | OpEdNews

Russia floats new ship with nuclear reactors - Vanguard News

Russia floats new ship with nuclear reactors - Vanguard News

To shoot down or not? NKorea launch highlights intercept issues

To shoot down or not? NKorea launch highlights intercept issues

'Take cover' - but where? Japanese helpless over N.Korea threat

'Take cover' - but where? Japanese helpless over N.Korea threat

51 countries line up to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

51 countries line up to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

Higher power and high density nuclear electric for space missions | NextBigFuture.com

Higher power and high density nuclear electric for space missions | NextBigFuture.com

Experts head to Beijing to test experimental nuclear reactors | BusinessMirror

Experts head to Beijing to test experimental nuclear reactors | BusinessMirror

Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors | The Japan Times

Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors | The Japan Times

U.S. will pay other countries for utilizing American nuclear waste? : Indybay

U.S. will pay other countries for utilizing American nuclear waste? : Indybay

Report: LANL twice violated nuclear safety standards in Aug. | Local News | santafenewmexican.com

Report: LANL twice violated nuclear safety standards in Aug. | Local News | santafenewmexican.com

Audit finds network vulnerabilities at NRC -- FCW

Audit finds network vulnerabilities at NRC -- FCW

North Korea May Test Hydrogen Bomb Over Pacific

North Korea May Test Hydrogen Bomb Over Pacific

Is There a Middle Ground for Trump on Iran Nuclear Deal?

Is There a Middle Ground for Trump on Iran Nuclear Deal?

Letter From North Korea: What Life Looks Like as Nuclear Crisis Mounts


Letter From North Korea: What Life Looks Like as Nuclear Crisis Mounts

A tightly controlled government tour of Pyongyang featured sculptures of atoms, children playing with toy rocket launchers and plentiful talk about not backing down



https://www.wsj.com/article_email/letter-from-north-korea-what-life-looks-like-as-nuclear-crisis-mounts-1506097544-lMyQjAxMTI3NjIyMzkyNjM3Wj/

Senate approves bill providing MOX funding | The Augusta Chronicle

Senate approves bill providing MOX funding | The Augusta Chronicle

Russia eyeing investment in Brazil's Angra 3 nuclear project - BNamericas

Russia eyeing investment in Brazil's Angra 3 nuclear project - BNamericas

SCANA insiders sold $3.4-plus million in stock before tumble | The State

SCANA insiders sold $3.4-plus million in stock before tumble | The State

Chattanooga, Huntsville could get jobs, tax credits from nuclear plant | Times Free Press

Chattanooga, Huntsville could get jobs, tax credits from nuclear plant | Times Free Press

What's Missing From Long-Term Energy Forecasting? | RealClearEnergy

What's Missing From Long-Term Energy Forecasting? | RealClearEnergy

Making case for nuclear power in new book ‘Seeing the Light’


Making case for nuclear power in new book ‘Seeing the Light’

Nuclear power is not merely an energy option for the future, geoscientist Scott L. Montgomery writes in his new book, it is a life-saving and essential way for the world to provide energy and avoid “carbon and climate failure.”

https://neutronbytes.com/2017/09/23/making-case-for-nuclear-power-in-new-book-seeing-the-light/

South Korea Dispute Throws Wrench In US War Plans | Mauldin Economics

South Korea Dispute Throws Wrench In US War Plans | Mauldin Economics

Lavrov on Trump, North Korea: ‘We Have to Calm Down the Hotheads’ | Foreign Policy

Lavrov on Trump, North Korea: ‘We Have to Calm Down the Hotheads’ | Foreign Policy

North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site - BBC News

North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site - BBC News

A North Korean hydrogen bomb test in Pacific Ocean could bring ‘terrifying’ fallout, expert says


A North Korean hydrogen bomb test in Pacific Ocean could bring ‘terrifying’ fallout, expert says

‘No one has tested above ground for decades,’ said David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/2112506/north-korean-hydrogen-bomb-test-pacific-ocean-could-bring-terrifying

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alert | Arms Control Association

The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alert | Arms Control Association

Wave and Tidal Energy Market Analysis and Growth Forecast by Applications, Sales, Size, Types and Competitors by 2017-2022 | Green Mountain Outlook

Wave and Tidal Energy Market Analysis and Growth Forecast by Applications, Sales, Size, Types and Competitors by 2017-2022 | Green Mountain Outlook

The Evolving Scientific and Political Challenges of Nuclear Waste Disposal | HuffPost

The Evolving Scientific and Political Challenges of Nuclear Waste Disposal | HuffPost

Feds subpoena documents from SCANA and Santee Cooper, receive nuclear plant audit from Gov. McMaster | Business | postandcourier.com

Feds subpoena documents from SCANA and Santee Cooper, receive nuclear plant audit from Gov. McMaster | Business | postandcourier.com

Tomorrow’s Nuclear Fuel | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Tomorrow’s Nuclear Fuel | ANS Nuclear Cafe

A Bittersweet Milestone for the World’s Safest Nuclear Reactors - IEEE Spectrum

A Bittersweet Milestone for the World’s Safest Nuclear Reactors - IEEE Spectrum

TASS: World - Chernobyl nuclear power plant lacks space for radioactive waste burial

TASS: World - Chernobyl nuclear power plant lacks space for radioactive waste burial

A status report on a troubled nuclear industry | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

A status report on a troubled nuclear industry | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Nuclear security ‘a national responsibility’: PAEC chief

Nuclear security ‘a national responsibility’: PAEC chief

Panel on nuclear energy, Paris agreement held at IAEA General Conference - Daily Energy Insider

Panel on nuclear energy, Paris agreement held at IAEA General Conference - Daily Energy Insider

Engaging the Young Generation, Ensuring the Future of Nuclear Energy


Engaging the Young Generation, Ensuring the Future of Nuclear Energy

The new European Nuclear Education Network Plus Project, which aims to attract, retain and develop nuclear talent, was presented at an IAEA General Conference side event on engaging the young generation of nuclear professionals. (Photo: D. Popovich/IAEA)
A highly skilled workforce is vital to the future of any industry, and the nuclear sector is no exception. The side event “The Future of Nuclear Energy: Engaging the Young Generation,” held on 20 September alongside the 61st IAEA General Conference, covered approaches to capacity building and the development of a skilled workforce.
“Capacity building is key to establishing a competent nuclear workforce, which demands a continuous improvement in education and training,” said Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy. “Fortunately, the IAEA can provide its Member States with many tools for capacity building, in order to ensure the continued availability of highly qualified personnel for the safe, secure and sustainable use of nuclear energy.”
Participants at the event presented several programmes developed by the IAEA for the training and education of future nuclear professionals, and several young professionals from the industry shared their experience in this area.
Research reactor training
Training tools include the Internet Reactor Laboratory (IRL), regional research reactor schools, the group fellowship training programme of the Eastern Europe Research Reactor Initiative and the International Centres based on Research Reactors (ICERR) scheme. These training programmes are available to experts from countries that already operate or are planning to establish a research reactor as a facility to develop capabilities in nuclear science and technology. They also provide access to research reactors to university students and researchers from countries without research reactor facilities.
“The main objective of these types of programmes is to foster knowledge, rules and skill-based behaviour, as well as to develop the nuclear safety culture,” said Andrea Borio di Tigliole, Head of the Research Reactor Section at the IAEA. “They are very well suited for professionals with some experience, as well as for initial education and training.”
John de Grosbois, Head of the IAEA Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM) Section, highlighted the aspects of the NKM programme that help strengthen nuclear education in the Member States. These included management training for young professionals in the nuclear sector, supporting online learning and distance learning, and strengthening national and regional educational networking, human resources and knowledge development.
The IAEA’s nuclear energy management and NKM Schools have so far trained over 1,000 students.
European masters
Leon Cizeli, the president of the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN), presented the new European ENEN Plus Project, which aims to attract, retain and develop nuclear talent. He also highlighted other opportunities available within the ENEN framework, such as the European Master of Nuclear Engineering (EMSNE) certification of which more than 230 certificates have been awarded since 2005.
The event featured an EMSNE Award Ceremony, with 19 laureates from different countries receiving EMSNE Certificates.
Educational programmes fostered by the IAEA, ENEN and other educational networks aim to support the continuous supply of technical and scientific expertise.
The Young Generation in Nuclear society shared some of the ways in which they contribute to knowledge transfer and leadership development, including mentorship programmes, soft skill seminars, multi‑cultural integration, and sharing of best practices.
“A need for establishing successful retention, knowledge transfer, mentoring, leadership development, training and capacity building programmes are one of the industry’s most significant challenges to date,” said Chirayu Batra, United Nations - Nuclear Young Generation (UN-NYG) President.  “Young generation networks are critical components in developing ideas, techniques and programmes.”

Rosatom outlines future of nuclear in IAEA address

Rosatom outlines future of nuclear in IAEA address

India Russia Join Hands Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

India Russia Join Hands Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

LOBBYING: 'Hand-to-hand combat' on nuke incentives -- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

LOBBYING: 'Hand-to-hand combat' on nuke incentives -- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

Earthquake Rocks Japan Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Earthquake Rocks Japan Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Fukushima Update 9/21/17 –

Fukushima Update 9/21/17

The main road from Fukushima City to Namie reopens… Used fuel bundle removal from units #1 & #2 is delayed… Most Fukushima residents feel that a recurrence of the 2011 accident is possible… The Fukushima accident did not affect the Pacific’s fish or the people of North America… The first government-designated “hub” for Fukushima recovery is approved… Two University training and research reactors have resumed operation since April… The NRA says five of the nuclear stations cleared for restart may be at risk from volcanic ash.

http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fukushima-accident-updates.html

U.S. to Allies: The U.S. Believes in Diplomacy, Despite Trump's Words - NBC News

U.S. to Allies: The U.S. Believes in Diplomacy, Despite Trump's Words - NBC News

Moscow's Nuclear Energy Advantage - Stratfor Worldview

Moscow's Nuclear Energy Advantage - Stratfor Worldview

Nuclear fusion: A clean source of energy? | Watch News Videos Online

Nuclear fusion: A clean source of energy? | Watch News Videos Online

US and Other Nuclear Powers Refuse to Sign Historic UN Treaty to Ban Atomic Weapons | Common Dreams

US and Other Nuclear Powers Refuse to Sign Historic UN Treaty to Ban Atomic Weapons | Common Dreams

Cuba signs at UN the Treaty against Nuclear Weapons

Cuba signs at UN the Treaty against Nuclear Weapons

TASS: Business & Economy - China made offer to Rosatom on new nuclear power plant site

TASS: Business & Economy - China made offer to Rosatom on new nuclear power plant site

United Nations options exhausted on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

United Nations options exhausted on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

Rosatom outlines future of nuclear in IAEA address

Rosatom outlines future of nuclear in IAEA address

Valuing nuclear power in the USA

Valuing nuclear power in the USA

Tribes seek voice in nuclear plant cleanup, land restoration | The News Tribune

Tribes seek voice in nuclear plant cleanup, land restoration | The News Tribune

Hawaii prepares for North Korean nuclear attack, trying not to terrify residents - The Washington Post

Hawaii prepares for North Korean nuclear attack, trying not to terrify residents - The Washington Post

Nuclear arms give a false sense of security: archbishop Gallagher Statement at the UN – ZENIT – English

Nuclear arms give a false sense of security: archbishop Gallagher Statement at the UN – ZENIT – English

'Pak developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter 'Cold Start' doctrine'

'Pak developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter 'Cold Start' doctrine'

China’s Nuclear Power Appetite to Offset Western Decline - Bloomberg

China’s Nuclear Power Appetite to Offset Western Decline - Bloomberg

Indonesia Considers Thorium Molten Salt Reactors

Indonesia Considers Thorium Molten Salt Reactors

Russia and Paraguay forge closer nuclear power ties

Russia and Paraguay forge closer nuclear power ties

Milton Eaton: Defending Vermont Yankee decommissioning - VTDigger

Milton Eaton: Defending Vermont Yankee decommissioning - VTDigger

U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions

U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions

US Strategic Command chief: Iran adhering to nuclear deal | TheHill

US Strategic Command chief: Iran adhering to nuclear deal | TheHill

Russian Nuclear Giant Joins Scramble to Supply Electric-Car Boom - Bloomberg

Russian Nuclear Giant Joins Scramble to Supply Electric-Car Boom - Bloomberg

Why Iran's nuclear program is a greater threat than North Korea's

Why Iran's nuclear program is a greater threat than North Korea's

Trump Leaning Toward Decertifying Iran Nuclear Deal, Sources Say - NBC News

Trump Leaning Toward Decertifying Iran Nuclear Deal, Sources Say - NBC News

CNCNEWS - Iranian president slams trump over nuclear deal

CNCNEWS - Iranian president slams trump over nuclear deal

Global Nuclear Waste Management Market size is set to witness substantial growth during the forecast timeline – satPRnews

Global Nuclear Waste Management Market size is set to witness substantial growth during the forecast timeline – satPRnews

No commercial demand for nuclear power: PM

No commercial demand for nuclear power: PM

25 years after the last U.S. nuclear test - The Independent: News

25 years after the last U.S. nuclear test - The Independent: News

Russia and Cambodia sign an Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in nuclear energy // Nuclear power // Новости | Neftegaz.RU

Russia and Cambodia sign an Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in nuclear energy // Nuclear power // Новости | Neftegaz.RU

Macron: Iranian nuclear deal is not enough - Egypt Today

Macron: Iranian nuclear deal is not enough - Egypt Today

Hurricane Update: Refinery Restarts, Fuel Supplies Rise


Hurricane Update: Refinery Restarts, Fuel Supplies Rise

By By Energy Tomorrow Blog,   /  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:00 AM
Much of the energy-related news from hurricane-recovery areas of Texas and Florida continues to be encouraging. Shell said it was restarting its Deer Park refinery in the Houston area that was shut down three weeks ago with the approach of Hurricane Harvey. ExxonMobil said it could start most of the production units at its Beaumont, Texas, refinerylater this

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

China’s Nuclear Power Appetite to Offset Western Decline - Bloomberg

China’s Nuclear Power Appetite to Offset Western Decline - Bloomberg

Russia and Paraguay forge closer nuclear power ties

Russia and Paraguay forge closer nuclear power ties

Atomic Energy Commission: India collaborating with Russia for nuclear power plant in Bangladesh - The Economic Times

Atomic Energy Commission: India collaborating with Russia for nuclear power plant in Bangladesh - The Economic Times

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup September 20, 2017

Nuclear Roundup
September 20, 2017
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

Trump blames Clintons for nuclear North Korea

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/20/trump-north-korea-hillary-bill-clinton-242918

Jitters and surprise in South Korea and Japan over Trump’s speech to the U.N.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russia-calls-trumps-korea-remarks-a-dangerous-step-toward-instability/2017/09/19/1a6d9b56-9d69-11e7-b2a7-bc70b6f98089_story.html?utm_term=.69c0ddbf2462

Why China Won’t Pressure North Korea as Much as Trump Wants

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/why-china-isnt-ready-to-put-pressure-on-north-korea

Russia can profit from North Korea’s missile tests

https://www.ft.com/content/e1231efe-9a32-11e7-a652-cde3f882dd7b

'This Is All We Can Do': How the Japanese Are Preparing for a North Korean Nuclear Attack

http://time.com/4949262/north-korea-japan-nuclear-missiles-drills/

There Is a Precedent for North Korea's Nuclear Threats—the Euromissiles Crisis

http://www.weeklystandard.com/there-is-a-precedent-for-north-koreas-nuclear-threatsthe-euromissiles-crisis/article/2009741

United States

After Trump's U.N. Speech, Some Senators Look To Reinforce War Powers

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/19/552201844/senator-mulls-nuclear-limits-on-trump

The U.S. Air Force's Built a Mach 2 Nuclear Super Bomber to Destroy Russia

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-air-forces-built-mach-2-nuclear-super-bomber-destroy-22352

FY18 NDAA Summary

https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/FY18%20NDAA%20Summary6.pdf

Senate bill keeps MOX funding intact

http://www.aikenstandard.com/news/senate-bill-keeps-mox-funding-intact/article_10ea2b42-9d66-11e7-88a0-0faccfe7f15f.html

Heinrich Secures Amendments In Defense Authorization Bill To Benefit Military Bases, National Labs In N.M.

http://www.ladailypost.com/content/heinrich-secures-amendments-defense-authorization-bill-benefit-military-bases-national-labs

NNSA partners with Kazakhstan Research Institute to Remove All of its Highly Enriched Uranium

https://nnsa.energy.gov/mediaroom/pressreleases/nnsa-partners-kazakhstan-research-institute-remove-all-its-highly-enriched

NNSA stays prepared with world-class response units

https://nnsa.energy.gov/blog/nnsa-stays-prepared-world-class-response-units-0

The Zen Buddhist Nuclear Weapons Expert in Trump's White House

http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-zen-buddhist-nuclear-weapons-expert-in-trumps-white-house

International

Trump made decision on Iran nuclear deal but does not reveal it

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-un/trump-made-decision-on-iran-nuclear-deal-but-does-not-reveal-it-idUSKCN1BV1OC

Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breach

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-trump-russia/russia-rebukes-trump-over-iran-north-korea-accuses-u-s-of-missile-treaty-breach-idUSKCN1BV1QE

Anxious world lobbies Trump on Iran nuclear deal

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/19/trump-iran-nuclear-deal-242906

Iran nuclear deal must change if U.S. to stay: Tillerson

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-france/iran-nuclear-deal-must-change-if-u-s-to-stay-tillerson-idUSKCN1BU2DB

Iran nuclear deal drives wedge between US and France

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/19/iran-nuclear-deal-drives-wedge-between-us-and-france.html

U.N. chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-un-guterres-nuclear-threat-20170919-story.html

How Much Longer Will the Iran Deal Last Under Trump?

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/09/the-future-of-the-iran-nuclear-deal-is-in-trumps-hands/540348/

Dozens of states sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at United Nations

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nuclear-un/dozens-of-states-sign-nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty-at-united-nations-idUSKCN1BV1QJ

North Atlantic Council Statement on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_146954.htm?selectedLocale=en

The UN is launching an unprecedented ban on nuclear weapons today, but there’s a catch

https://qz.com/1082141/the-un-is-launching-an-unprecedented-ban-on-nuclear-weapons-today-but-theres-a-catch/

Belgian and US Research Reactors to Become International Centres for R&D under IAEA Label

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/belgian-and-us-research-reactors-to-become-international-centres-for-rd-under-iaea-label

New Application Increases Efficiency and Effectiveness of Safeguards Verification

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/new-application-increases-efficiency-and-effectiveness-of-safeguards-verification

IAEA Announces Concept of Qualified Technical Centres for the Management of Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-announces-concept-of-qualified-technical-centres-for-the-management-of-disused-sealed-radioactive-sources

Step into the World of Nuclear Security Training — Online, Mobile and in 3-D

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/step-into-the-world-of-nuclear-security-training-online-mobile-and-in-3-d


Send Jodi Lieberman items of interest for the Nuclear Roundup at brodnica67@gmail.com. Receive this message as a forward? Subscribe to the Nuclear Roundup here.
Click here to sign up for future Bulletin mailings. To unsubscribe from the Nuclear Roundup, please reply to this email with "No Roundup".  
Share this message on Social Media:

Regulators vote to move forward on Vogtle nuclear plant | SavannahNow

Regulators vote to move forward on Vogtle nuclear plant | SavannahNow

S. Korea eyes Saudi Arabia's nuclear plant deal

S. Korea eyes Saudi Arabia's nuclear plant deal

S.Korea to cooperate with U.S. over peaceful resolution of Korean Peninsula nuclear issue - China.org.cn

S.Korea to cooperate with U.S. over peaceful resolution of Korean Peninsula nuclear issue - China.org.cn

US nuclear reactors at risk of early retirement despite lower emissions | Business Standard News

US nuclear reactors at risk of early retirement despite lower emissions | Business Standard News

Russia to start construction of first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh this autumn | OANA NEWS

Russia to start construction of first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh this autumn | OANA NEWS

Russia to defend nuclear deal at P5+1 meeting with Tehran - Lavrov | OANA NEWS

Russia to defend nuclear deal at P5+1 meeting with Tehran - Lavrov | OANA NEWS

Seoul denies report of agreement with US on nuclear submarines

Seoul denies report of agreement with US on nuclear submarines

Generator For Nuclear Power Market 2017: Industry Research, Review, Growth, Segmentation, Key Players Analysis And Forecast To 2021 - openPR

Generator For Nuclear Power Market 2017: Industry Research, Review, Growth, Segmentation, Key Players Analysis And Forecast To 2021 - openPR

Armenian nuclear plant safety complies with international standards – minister - Panorama | Armenian news

Armenian nuclear plant safety complies with international standards – minister - Panorama | Armenian news

Emergence of DPRK as Nuclear Power Welcomed Abroad | OANA NEWS

Emergence of DPRK as Nuclear Power Welcomed Abroad | OANA NEWS

Experts talk nuclear reactors | SA News

Experts talk nuclear reactors | SA News

[Justin Fendos] The human cost of nuclear testing

[Justin Fendos] The human cost of nuclear testing

Facebook And Voters See The Benefit Of Clean Energy In Ohio


Facebook And Voters See The Benefit Of Clean Energy In Ohio

By By Environmental Defense Fund Energy Exchange Blog,   /  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:00 AM
Last month, Facebook announced its new $750 million data center will be located in New Albany, Ohio, just north of Columbus. Why did the social media giant choose this particular spot? Apparently, Facebook likes clean energy, stating, “The availability of renewable energy sources, including wind, solar and hydro, was critical to the decision.” And Facebook isn’t