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

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Gene therapy may have its first blockbuster

Gene therapy may have its first blockbuster

Novartis will sell the world’s most expensive drug, a treatment called Zolgensma to treat spinal muscular atrophy.



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Study: Trump Tax Cuts Failed to Help Anybody But the Wealthy

Study: Trump Tax Cuts Failed to Help Anybody But the Wealthy: The Congressional Research Service, a kind of in-house think-tank for Congress, has a new paper analyzing the effects of the Trump tax cuts. It finds that business did not increase investment or wages.

In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGA

In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGA: Attorney General William Barr gave a long interview to CBS laying out several extreme pro-Trump beliefs. Barr claims the Mueller report found “no evidence” he was in cahoots with Russia, and claims a secret cabal tried to launch a coup against him.

Trade War Latest: China to State Tariff and Trade Position Sunday - Bloomberg

Trade War Latest: China to State Tariff and Trade Position Sunday - Bloomberg: China said it will lay out its position on trade talks with the U.S. in a white paper and hold a rare press conference on the issue on Sunday, an announcement that came hours after it implemented retaliatory tariff increases against the U.S.

Nuclear is Still Cheaper and Safer Than Solar and Wind – NextBigFuture.com

Nuclear is Still Cheaper and Safer Than Solar and Wind – NextBigFuture.com

California Leaders Won't Change Utilities' Liability For Now - capradio.org

California Leaders Won't Change Utilities' Liability For Now - capradio.org: (AP) — Democratic leaders will not be changing the liability standard that imperils major utilities in wildfire prone areas, but will would make it easier for utilities to recover their wildfire costs if regulators determine they acted responsibly.

Editorial: Failing to give ratepayers representation in the PG&E bankruptcy process will likely result in sky-high electric bills - SFChronicle.com

Editorial: Failing to give ratepayers representation in the PG&E bankruptcy process will likely result in sky-high electric bills - SFChronicle.com: Ratepayers asked for representation during the PG&E bankruptcy process for fear they’ll be asked to shoulder the cost of PG&E’s failures on wildfires. Denied their bankruptcy committee, ratepayers will probably be proven right.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Pilgrim’s shutdown ends nuclear power era in Massachusetts - The Washington Post

Pilgrim’s shutdown ends nuclear power era in Massachusetts - The Washington Post: Pilgrim’s shutdown ends nuclear power era in Massachusetts

ANS Nuclear Policy Wire May 31, 2019

ANS Nuclear Policy Wire
May 31, 2019

Senate EPW Hearing & Senate Appropriations Update

Next Tuesday, June 4th at 11:30 a.m. EST the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on advanced nuclear technology. The hearing will focus on protecting U.S. leadership in nuclear as well as expanding opportunities for licensing new nuclear energy technologies.
Spending bills have yet to move forward in the Senate. However, be on the lookout for a potential Energy and Water Development markup in June.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) said Congress must first negotiate a deal to raise stringent budget caps for fiscal 2020 and 2021, before the Senate appropriations markup process can begin.

DIA Estimates For Chinese Nuclear Warheads – Federation Of American Scientists

DIA Estimates For Chinese Nuclear Warheads – Federation Of American Scientists: By Hans M. Kristensen

During a Hudson Institute conference on Russian and Chinese nuclear modernizations, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley said in prepared remarks: “Over the next decade, China is likely to at least double the size of its nuclear stockpile…

U.S. Expects China to Quickly Double Its Nuclear Stockpile | Time

U.S. Expects China to Quickly Double Its Nuclear Stockpile | Time: China is expected to increase its nuclear weapons stockpile by twofold in the coming decade, according to a new U.S. intelligence assessment

Pennsylvania has cost-effective opportunities to reduce carbon pollution – new report | Energy Central

Pennsylvania has cost-effective opportunities to reduce carbon pollution – new report | Energy Central

Seaborg Molten Salt Reactor Will Fit on A Truck and Cost Less Than Coal Power | Energy Central

Seaborg Molten Salt Reactor Will Fit on A Truck and Cost Less Than Coal Power | Energy Central

The Future of U.S. Carbon-Pricing Policy | Energy Central

The Future of U.S. Carbon-Pricing Policy | Energy Central

US Department of Energy is now referring to fossil fuels as “freedom gas” | Energy Central

US Department of Energy is now referring to fossil fuels as “freedom gas” | Energy Central

US Department of Energy is now referring to fossil fuels as “freedom gas” | The Energy Collective Daily

US Department of Energy is now referring to fossil fuels as “freedom gas” | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective Network

Congressional Bill Earmarks Funding for Nuclear Waste Storage Program | The Capistrano Dispatch

Congressional Bill Earmarks Funding for Nuclear Waste Storage Program | The Capistrano Dispatch

Lawsuit Launched to Force Federal Government to Protect Endangered Species from Nuclear Power Plant in Florida | Turtle Island Restoration Network

Lawsuit Launched to Force Federal Government to Protect Endangered Species from Nuclear Power Plant in Florida | Turtle Island Restoration Network: Turtle Island Restoration Network and Beyond Nuclear filed a formal notice in May of their intent to sue the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for failing to protect endangered species from illegal intake and harm at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant in Jensen Beach, Florida. FOR IMM ...

Duke shaves 50 years off nuclear plant decommissioning | Local News | chronicleonline.com

Duke shaves 50 years off nuclear plant decommissioning | Local News | chronicleonline.com: Duke Energy on Thursday announced it will decommission its retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant by 2027 — almost 50 years sooner than originally scheduled.

Nuclear Equipment Storage Site to Close | News | riograndesun.com

Nuclear Equipment Storage Site to Close | News | riograndesun.com: Seven months after Rep. Ben Ray Lujan sent two letters inquiring about a property in Santa Fe where radioactive detection equipment was made and radioactive material was stored, the United

Navy anticipates SSSB disposal RFP later this summer | InsideDefense.com

Navy anticipates SSSB disposal RFP later this summer | InsideDefense.com: The Navy plans to issue a solicitation for dismantling and disposing of a surface ship support barge by August and awarding a contract in April 2020, according to a May 30 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Accelerated decommissioning for Crystal River - World Nuclear News

Accelerated decommissioning for Crystal River - World Nuclear News: US utility Duke Energy has announced plans to decommission the single-unit Crystal River nuclear power plant in Florida by 2027. Decommissioning of the plant, which was permanently shut down in 2013, had originally been expected to take an additional 50 years to complete.

Duke to accelerate Florida nuclear plant decommissioning by almost 50 years | Utility Dive

Duke to accelerate Florida nuclear plant decommissioning by almost 50 years | Utility Dive: Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

A timeline of events during Pilgrim's operation - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

A timeline of events during Pilgrim's operation - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA: 1968: Boston Edison begins construction of Pilgrim 1; final cost $231 million.
December 1972: Reactor goes online.
1974: Two more reactors, generating more than 1,180 megawatts, proposed for Pilgrim site.
March 1979: Three Mile Island plant in Pennsylvania has partial meltdown.
September 1979: Nuclear Regulatory Commission orders Boston Edison to draft completely revised emergency plan, making it one of first plant owners in the nation to be forced to upgrade accident preparedness as a result

Pilgrim's shutdown ends nuclear power era in Massachusetts

Pilgrim's shutdown ends nuclear power era in Massachusetts: PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — It will take about five hours for the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth to permanently shut down Friday after 47 years of generating electricity.Entergy announced in 2015 it would retire Massachusetts' only remaining reactor, citing competition from less expensive energy sources.Technicians planned to gradually reduce Pilgrim's power output from the current 40% before launching the final step of inserting control rods into the fuel assembly to seal off further nuclear reactions.Plant officials did not say when the process would begin Friday.Preparations for cleaning up and dismantling the plant will start following the shutdown.

As Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Shuts Down, Focus Turns To Radioactive Waste

As Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Shuts Down, Focus Turns To Radioactive Waste

Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit (30 Sep - 1 Oct, Charlotte, NC)

I just wanted to make sure you saw my previous message about the official brochure launch
To see the full speaker list, agenda, attendee list and key conference themes for the Nuclear Decommissioning & Used Fuel Strategy Summit 2019 (30 Sep – 01 Oct, Charlotte, NC), make sure to download the brand-new brochure here.
Best wishes,
Kevin

From: Kevin Anderson <Kevin@nuclearenergyinsider.com>
Sent: 20 March 2019 15:00
To: Michele Kearney <micheletkearney@gmail.com>
Subject: Official Launch of the Nuclear Decommissioning & Used Fuel Strategy Summit 2019
Hi Michele,
Over the past year there has been much speculation about the future for nuclear power plants in the U.S., with some utilities contemplating premature shutdowns whilst others look at license renewal. Meanwhile, used fuel storage in North America continues to be a hot-topic of discussion.
To help you navigate this complex and fast-changing market, Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit (30 Sep - 1 Oct, Charlotte, NC) is returning for its 6th year, and we have just released the newly updated 2019 brochure.
Click here to access the full brochure now
Just a snapshot of what you’ll learn:
Inside scoop on upcoming Decom Contracts:
  • As Entergy, Duke Energy and many more plan for decommissioning, find out how you can position your organisation to build relationships and win business
The Changing Face of Regulation
  • As the NRC has tightened legal challenges on Consolidated Interim Storage Facilities (CISF), discover what your organisation can do to become a part of the industry
1:1 matchmaking app for networking with the heavyweights
  • With a brand new 1:1 matchmaking app and more C-Suite, SVP/VP & D attendance than ever before, NDUF 2019 will be your one-stop shop to make and secure connections that matter
Get the Low-Down on Community Engagement:
  • Learn first-hand from those who have successfully negotiated at the state and community level, to ensure you can avoid any potential barriers to project completion
Permanent vs Interim:
  • As the Democrat controlled house turns from away from permanent storage, listen those in the know to ensure your business takes becomes a first mover and takes advantage of the changing political landscape
Educating the Next Generation:
  • With the industry booming, and the hashtag #makenuclearcoolagain gaining momentum, find out how to secure the best talent in the country from America’s top institutions
Click here to access the full brochure now
With attendees and sponsors already confirmed from Entergy, Duke, AECOM, Orano, Energy Solutions, Westinghouse, GE & many more, the 2019 conference is unmissable for any organisation serious about capitalizing on the huge and increasing opportunities the Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel market has to offer.
Let me know if you have any questions
Best regards,
Kevin
Kevin Anderson
Global Project Director
Nuclear Energy Insider
+44 (0) 20 7375 7190
kevin@nuclearenergyinsider.com

Thursday, May 30, 2019

PG&E plans broader wildfire-safety blackout plan for 2019 | The Sacramento Bee

PG&E plans broader wildfire-safety blackout plan for 2019 | The Sacramento Bee: Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said Wednesday that it plans to increase the scope of the PG&E wildfire safety blackouts this summer to help with California wildfire prevention.

PG&E can use power blackouts to prevent CA wildfires | The Sacramento Bee

PG&E can use power blackouts to prevent CA wildfires | The Sacramento Bee: The California Public Utilities Commission approved a plan by PG&E to use large power blackouts to prevent the utility from being a cause for wildfires.

CPUC Approves Pacific Gas & Electric's Wildfire Plan - CBS San Francisco

CPUC Approves Pacific Gas & Electric's Wildfire Plan - CBS San Francisco: The California Public Utilities Commission approved PG&E's wildfire mitigation plan Thursday.

Tree Cuts, Shutoffs, Grid Work: How Utilities Plan to Stop Fires - Bloomberg

Tree Cuts, Shutoffs, Grid Work: How Utilities Plan to Stop Fires - Bloomberg: California's major utilities were approved to take extensive measures that, if all goes according to plan, will keep their power lines from sparking catastrophic wildfires.

California Utility Regulator OKs PG&E’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan

California Utility Regulator OKs PG&E’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan: A Wildfire Mitigation Plan submitted by Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday. The state

Wildfire Policy That Bankrupted PG&E Recommended for Overhaul

Wildfire Policy That Bankrupted PG&E Recommended for Overhaul: California should change the legal doctrine that forced its largest power company into bankruptcy and establish a fund to help utilities pay for the costs of increasingly catastrophic wildfires, a state-appointed commission said in a draft report.

What You Need to Know About PG&E's State-Mandated Wildfire Mitigation Plan | The California Report | KQED News

What You Need to Know About PG&E's State-Mandated Wildfire Mitigation Plan | The California Report | KQED News: State regulators are expected to sign off this week on a plan that could cost the utility - and ultimately its customers - more than $2 billion this year.

Newsom and legislative leaders decline to embrace changes to California's wildfire liability law - Los Angeles Times

Newsom and legislative leaders decline to embrace changes to California's wildfire liability law - Los Angeles Times: Gov. Gavin Newsom, Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins said they would move forward with a fund to pay utility wildfire damages.

Newsom doesn’t want to change strict wildfire liability rules for PG&E yet - SFChronicle.com

Newsom doesn’t want to change strict wildfire liability rules for PG&E yet - SFChronicle.com

Federal judge sets September deadline for PG&E reorganization plan | Calaveras County's Most Trusted News Source | calaverasenterprise.com

Federal judge sets September deadline for PG&E reorganization plan | Calaveras County's Most Trusted News Source | calaverasenterprise.com: In a federal bankruptcy hearing on May 22, the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was given an extension to propose a plan to emerge from its bankruptcy by Sept. 29,

As Paradise Rebuild Begins, PG&E Commits to Underground Power Lines | Transmission & Distribution World

As Paradise Rebuild Begins, PG&E Commits to Underground Power Lines | Transmission & Distribution World: Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) announced last week that it will put all electric distribution power lines underground in the Town of Paradise, California,

Ratepayers' bid for representation in PG&E bankruptcy nixed by judge - PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) | Seeking Alpha

Ratepayers' bid for representation in PG&E bankruptcy nixed by judge - PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) | Seeking Alpha: A California bankruptcy judge late yesterday rejected a consumer group's proposal to appoint a committee to represent PG&E's ([[PCG]] -3.6%) millions of ra

10 Minutes With NuScale Co-Founder Jose Reyes | 2019-05-30 | Engineering News-Record

10 Minutes With NuScale Co-Founder Jose Reyes | 2019-05-30 | Engineering News-Record: Reyes NuScale, the Oregon-based firm that is developing small modular nuclear reactors, has made several important announcements this year including that Sargent & Lundy will become an NuScale investor and provide architect engineer support; an agreement with Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd. to invest in the company and build a portion of the assemblies for the plant; and agreements with Romania and Jordan to pursue development of small modular reactors in those countries. Last year, the company, which is majority owned by . . .

Lightbridge fuel development gains DOE funding - World Nuclear News

Lightbridge fuel development gains DOE funding - World Nuclear News: Framatome has received a voucher through the US Department of Energy's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear programme to support development of Lightbridge Fuel in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory.

Chernobyl Deaths: How Many People Died at Chernobyl? | Heavy.com

Chernobyl Deaths: How Many People Died at Chernobyl? | Heavy.com: How many people died at Chernobyl after the nuclear power plant disaster? The number is in dispute.

Pilgrim Is Closing. So Then What Happens To The Radioactive Waste? | Earthwhile

Pilgrim Is Closing. So Then What Happens To The Radioactive Waste? | Earthwhile: The powering-down process is called decommissioning, and a lot of people are worried about safety, cost and where the nuclear material will finally end up.

Duke Energy (DUK) to decommission retired Florida nuclear plant by 2027

Duke Energy (DUK) to decommission retired Florida nuclear plant by 2027

San Onofre Community Engagement Panel to Discuss Spent Nuclear Fuel Transfer Operations at Plant

San Onofre Community Engagement Panel to Discuss Spent Nuclear Fuel Transfer Operations at Plant

Duke Picks Contractor to Speed Decommissioning of Crystal River Plant - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1

Duke Picks Contractor to Speed Decommissioning of Crystal River Plant - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1

Politics to Blame for Standstill on Yucca Mountain, Senator Says - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1

Politics to Blame for Standstill on Yucca Mountain, Senator Says - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1: ExchangeMonitor covers nuclear weapons, waste management, nuclear cleanup, international intelligence as well as carbon capture and storage.

Chernobyl Remembered | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Chernobyl Remembered | ANS Nuclear Cafe

RNE 20: What is a Design Certification? Dr. Jose Reyes Guests! | ANS Nuclear Cafe

RNE 20: What is a Design Certification? Dr. Jose Reyes Guests! | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Nuclear Plant Construction Delay and Cost 6 | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Nuclear Plant Construction Delay and Cost 6 | ANS Nuclear Cafe

The Add-Ons | ANS Nuclear Cafe

The Add-Ons | ANS Nuclear Cafe

RNE21: ANS Annual something for everyone- even the supply chain sector- Don Hoffman & Greg Gibson guest | ANS Nuclear Cafe

RNE21: ANS Annual something for everyone- even the supply chain sector- Don Hoffman & Greg Gibson guest | ANS Nuclear Cafe

VIDEO: Here’s why you should attend ANS Meetings | ANS Nuclear Cafe

VIDEO: Here’s why you should attend ANS Meetings | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Official Launch of the Nuclear Decommissioning & Used Fuel Strategy Summit 2019

Over the past year there has been much speculation about the future for nuclear power plants in the U.S., with some utilities contemplating premature shutdowns whilst others look at license renewal. Meanwhile, used fuel storage in North America continues to be a hot-topic of discussion.
To help you navigate this complex and fast-changing market, Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit (30 Sep - 1 Oct, Charlotte, NC) is returning for its 6th year, and we have just released the newly updated 2019 brochure.
Click here to access the full brochure now
Just a snapshot of what you’ll learn:
Inside scoop on upcoming Decom Contracts:
  • As Entergy, Duke Energy and many more plan for decommissioning, find out how you can position your organisation to build relationships and win business
The Changing Face of Regulation
  • As the NRC has tightened legal challenges on Consolidated Interim Storage Facilities (CISF), discover what your organisation can do to become a part of the industry
1:1 matchmaking app for networking with the heavyweights
  • With a brand new 1:1 matchmaking app and more C-Suite, SVP/VP & D attendance than ever before, NDUF 2019 will be your one-stop shop to make and secure connections that matter
Get the Low-Down on Community Engagement:
  • Learn first-hand from those who have successfully negotiated at the state and community level, to ensure you can avoid any potential barriers to project completion
Permanent vs Interim:
  • As the Democrat controlled house turns from away from permanent storage, listen those in the know to ensure your business takes becomes a first mover and takes advantage of the changing political landscape
Educating the Next Generation:
  • With the industry booming, and the hashtag #makenuclearcoolagain gaining momentum, find out how to secure the best talent in the country from America’s top institutions
Click here to access the full brochure now
With attendees and sponsors already confirmed from Entergy, Duke, AECOM, Orano, Energy Solutions, Westinghouse, GE & many more, the 2019 conference is unmissable for any organisation serious about capitalizing on the huge and increasing opportunities the Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel market has to offer.
Let me know if you have any questions
Best regards,
Kevin
Kevin Anderson
Global Project Director
Nuclear Energy Insider
+44 (0) 20 7375 7190
kevin@nuclearenergyinsider.com

IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant - World Nuclear News

IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant - World Nuclear News: Rosenergoatom, the operator of Russia's Leningrad nuclear power plant, has strengthened operational safety in response to the findings of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) review in 2017, a follow-up mission has concluded. The team encouraged the operator to pursue continuous improvement.

Lightbridge fuel development gains DOE funding - World Nuclear News

Lightbridge fuel development gains DOE funding - World Nuclear News

Is a National Clean Energy Standard the Answer? | Energy Central

Is a National Clean Energy Standard the Answer? | Energy Central

Ohio House approves nuclear subsidies bill, also covering 2 coal plants | Utility Dive

Ohio House approves nuclear subsidies bill, also covering 2 coal plants | Utility Dive: Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

TASS: Business & Economy - Argentina, Russia work on nuclear power plant construction project — official

TASS: Business & Economy - Argentina, Russia work on nuclear power plant construction project — official

Canada’s nuclear waste to be buried in deep underground repository | Globalnews.ca

Canada’s nuclear waste to be buried in deep underground repository | Globalnews.ca

Minnesota's departure from coal will mean more natural gas, nuclear | MPR News

Minnesota's departure from coal will mean more natural gas, nuclear | MPR News: Minnesota is in the midst of a historic transition in how it generates electricity. Xcel Energy last week announced plans to close all of its remaining coal-fired power plants in the state by 2030 -- and to increase its solar capacity in the Upper Midwest by 1,400 percent.

VIDEO: Media witness simulated shutdown of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth - News - Wicked Local Carver - Carver, MA

VIDEO: Media witness simulated shutdown of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth - News - Wicked Local Carver - Carver, MA: Alarms and sirens sound. The main panel in the control room blinks at a rapid rate. Technicians calmly walk to their duty stations and perform the necessary tasks to power down Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

Number Of Nuclear Engineering Graduates Spikes | Kitco News

Number Of Nuclear Engineering Graduates Spikes | Kitco News

Get Ready As Climate Change Debate Will Go Mainstream In 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign

Get Ready As Climate Change Debate Will Go Mainstream In 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign: As campaign season activity intensifies over the next eighteen months, climate change debate will heat up along with the rise in temperature of our planet. Psychology will play an important part in this debate.

Imagining How Technology Will Disrupt Future Energy Markets

Imagining How Technology Will Disrupt Future Energy Markets: Plenty of experts are eager to predict what the energy future “must” look like, but the future that actually unfolds comes from the things that engineers and entrepreneurs imagine and invent, things that consume or produce energy.

Nuclear Power - Where's The Uranium Coming From?

Nuclear Power - Where's The Uranium Coming From?: Mostly from Canada and Australia. The bottom line is that there’s lots and lots of U in the world, and more keeps being discovered. U resources increased about 25% over the last decade, which has kept prices low. As long as we don’t go to war with Canada, we should be OK for a long time to come.

Iran, Russia, Saudi Conflict Threatens OPEC Unity

Iran, Russia, Saudi Conflict Threatens OPEC Unity: A scheduling disagreement reveals cracks in OPEC+ oil production cooperation.

Floating Solar Opens New Markets For Renewable Energy

Floating Solar Opens New Markets For Renewable Energy: Norway-based Ocean Sun was founded three years ago with the aim of disrupting the status quo in the solar industry. Its vision is to provide the technology that rapidly makes clean energy production the cheapest alternative to large populations around the world.

Meet The Amazon Employees Challenging Jeff Bezos On Climate Change

Meet The Amazon Employees Challenging Jeff Bezos On Climate Change: Last week Amazon shareholders rejected a proposal backed by almost 8,000 employees to deliver a strategy for climate change. The proposal would have required Amazon's board of directors to prepare a public plan for "disruptions posed by climate change" and reduce its dependency on fossil fuels.

Renewable Energy Costs Take Another Tumble, Making Fossil Fuels Look More Expensive Than Ever

Renewable Energy Costs Take Another Tumble, Making Fossil Fuels Look More Expensive Than Ever: From solar to wind to geothermal to biomass, almost every source of renewable energy can now compete effectively on price with oil, coal and gas-fired power plants.

Bill Gates' Investment Group Launches European Clean Energy Fund

Bill Gates' Investment Group Launches European Clean Energy Fund: Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Ventures and the European Commission are ready to take applications for their $111 million innovation fund.

More Electric Cars Mean Fewer Mechanical Jobs

More Electric Cars Mean Fewer Mechanical Jobs: Expect job losses as electric vehicles displace the internal combustion engine, the Congressional Research Service has warned members of Congress.

A Facebook First: Tech Giant Invests Directly in a Renewable Project | Greentech Media

A Facebook First: Tech Giant Invests Directly in a Renewable Project | Greentech Media: Facebook announced Thursday it has finalized an agreement to provide tax equity financing for a 379-megawatt solar project developed by Longroad Energy Partners in West Texas. It’s the first time the social media company, which committed to 100 percent renewables in 2018, has directly invested in a renewables project.

Rhode Island utility commissioners approve Revolution offshore wind PPA - Power Engineering

Rhode Island utility commissioners approve Revolution offshore wind PPA - Power Engineering: The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the PPA with utility National Grid for 400 MW in wind power capacity from the Revolution Wind project. Project developer DWW Rev 1 LLC is a joint venture of New England utility Eversource and ├śrsted U.S. Offshore Wind.

Industry opinion: Integrating renewables into a reliable power ecosystem - Power Engineering

Industry opinion: Integrating renewables into a reliable power ecosystem - Power Engineering: Balancing renewables represents the most efficient and sustainable approach to meeting the energy needs we have now, and those of the next generation. Efficient control hardware combined with the management and optimization offered by virtual power plants provides an opportunity to meet that challenge today.

2018 Annual Report - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

2018 Annual Report - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: I am delighted to present the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 2018 Annual Report.  In today’s fast-changing and uncertain environment, the Bulletin serves as an authoritative guide that confronts man-made threats to our existence by advancing actionable ideas for the planet and its people. What you will see in this report is how the Bulletin is responding to today’s challenges. We … Continued

IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant - World Nuclear News

IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant - World Nuclear News: Rosenergoatom, the operator of Russia's Leningrad nuclear power plant, has strengthened operational safety in response to the findings of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) review in 2017, a follow-up mission has concluded. The team encouraged the operator to pursue continuous improvement.

Israel Might Have as Many as 300 Nuclear Weapons. And Some Are in the 'Ocean.'

 

Israel Might Have as Many as 300 Nuclear Weapons. And Some Are in the 'Ocean.'


https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/israel-might-have-many-300-nuclear-weapons-and-some-are-ocean-27011

The desperate race to cool the ocean before it’s too late - MIT Technology Review

The desperate race to cool the ocean before it’s too late - MIT Technology Review: Holly Jean Buck is a fellow at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. This is an adapted excerpt from her upcoming book After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration (September 2019, Verso Books).

Climate change has already made poor countries poorer and rich countries richer - MIT Technology Review

Climate change has already made poor countries poorer and rich countries richer - MIT Technology Review: But few nations will be spared as temperatures rise further.

Webinar | Optimizing Value from Assets through Asset Performance Management


Webinar | Optimizing Value from Assets through Asset Performance Management
Date: 11 June 2019

Time: 11 AM PDT; 2 PM EDT; 8 PM CEST

Finding the optimal replacement or maintenance moment of an asset is an increasing challenge for utilities. Asset managers need to make informed and consistent decisions based on inputs such as failure data, condition data, inspection data, maintenance data and financial constraints.

Join us on 11 June for a webinar examining how a risk-based asset performance management strategy can help you balance performance, risks and costs, by applying maintenance and replacement best practices from utilities across the globe. We will discuss how utilities can focus their asset management efforts and resources to drive down costs, meet regulatory compliance demands, reduce outages and ultimately create a technically sound plan for capital replacement programmes. 

Agenda:
  • Grid operator and asset manager challenges, ISO 550000 compliance
  • Advanced asset lifecycle management
  • Introduction to asset performance management
  • Asset strategy and risk management and predictive asset management 
  • Health indexing, calculating time to replace and time to maintain
  • Cascade Foresight use cases, customer examples

We hope to see you online on 11 June!

   
Best regards,
  
Enda Flynn
Marketing and Communications Manager, Electric Grid
DNV GL - Digital Solutions

Duke Energy overhauling Alamance power grid | Energy Central

Duke Energy overhauling Alamance power grid | Energy Central

Siemens Selected by Department of Energy for $6.4 Million Project to Strengthen the Resilience of the Nation’s Power System and Critical Infrastructure | Energy Central

Siemens Selected by Department of Energy for $6.4 Million Project to Strengthen the Resilience of the Nation’s Power System and Critical Infrastructure | Energy Central

Xcel continues to expand power grid in Permian Basin Region | Energy Central

Xcel continues to expand power grid in Permian Basin Region | Energy Central

New York Winters Could Pose Solar Farm ‘Ramping’ Snag For Power Grid | Energy Central

New York Winters Could Pose Solar Farm ‘Ramping’ Snag For Power Grid | Energy Central

Nuclear power plant workers prep for shutdown after 47 years | Energy Central

Nuclear power plant workers prep for shutdown after 47 years | Energy Central

Power Workers' Union President Applauds International Nuclear Power Initiative | Energy Central

Power Workers' Union President Applauds International Nuclear Power Initiative | Energy Central

Should big dams count as renewable energy? California Democrats are divided #CA | Energy Central

Should big dams count as renewable energy? California Democrats are divided #CA | Energy Central

PG&E Seeks $2B More From Customers in Wake of Wildfires - May 29, 2019 - SF Weekly

PG&E Seeks $2B More From Customers in Wake of Wildfires - May 29, 2019 - SF Weekly: PG&E is under pressure to prevent increasingly destructive wildfires in San Francisco and has come up with a plan to do it amid bankruptcy: collect another $2 billion from customers in the next three years.  In December, the utility put in a request to boost revenues by $1 billion in 2020, $454 million in 2021, …

End Monopoly Protections to Fix PG&E and Other Utilities | Adam B. Summers

End Monopoly Protections to Fix PG&E and Other Utilities | Adam B. Summers: Powered by the Independent Institute

Ratepayers won’t get committee to rep them in PG&E bankruptcy - SFChronicle.com

Ratepayers won’t get committee to rep them in PG&E bankruptcy - SFChronicle.com: res
Ratepayers won’t get committee to rep them in PG&E bankruptcy

ALJ Endorses California PUC ‘Stress Test’ on 2017 Wildfire Costs

ALJ Endorses California PUC ‘Stress Test’ on 2017 Wildfire Costs: The California PUC released a judge’s proposed ruling approving “stress test” methodology to determine rate recovery for 2017 wildfire costs.

Newsom and legislative leaders decline to embrace changes to California's wildfire liability law - Los Angeles Times

Newsom and legislative leaders decline to embrace changes to California's wildfire liability law - Los Angeles Times: Gov. Gavin Newsom, Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins said they would move forward with a fund to pay utility wildfire damages.

Latest PG&E shakedown will cost typical residential victim $126.84 more in 2020 - Manteca Bulletin

Latest PG&E shakedown will cost typical residential victim $126.84 more in 2020 - Manteca Bulletin: If you are a typical PG&E residential customer as opposed to the ones they’ve killed by blowing them up or burning them to death, the for-profit utility is now coming after you.

PG&E Seeks $2B More From Customers in Wake of Wildfires - May 29, 2019 - SF Weekly

PG&E Seeks $2B More From Customers in Wake of Wildfires - May 29, 2019 - SF Weekly: PG&E is under pressure to prevent increasingly destructive wildfires in San Francisco and has come up with a plan to do it amid bankruptcy: collect another $2 billion from customers in the next three years.  In December, the utility put in a request to boost revenues by $1 billion in 2020, $454 million in 2021, …

Judge Denies Ratepayers’ Bid for Representation in PG&E Bankruptcy - WSJ

Judge Denies Ratepayers’ Bid for Representation in PG&E Bankruptcy - WSJ: The bankruptcy court presiding over PG&E Corp.’s chapter 11 case denied California ratepayers’ attempt to gain a seat at the negotiating table as an official committee.

Federal judge sets September deadline for PG&E reorganization plan | Calaveras County's Most Trusted News Source | calaverasenterprise.com

Federal judge sets September deadline for PG&E reorganization plan | Calaveras County's Most Trusted News Source | calaverasenterprise.com: In a federal bankruptcy hearing on May 22, the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was given an extension to propose a plan to emerge from its bankruptcy by Sept. 29,

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Grow Green China Inc.

Grow Green China Inc.: Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Jeffrey Ball outlines the need for improved efficiencies in Chinese clean energy investments, including opportunities for the West.

Ohio House passes nuclear plant bailout

Ohio House passes nuclear plant bailout

IEA: Nuke retirements could lead to 4 billion metric tons of extra CO2 emissions | Ars Technica

IEA: Nuke retirements could lead to 4 billion metric tons of extra CO2 emissions | Ars Technica: New builds are unlikely to pick up the slack, but plant lifetime extensions could.

Alternative Nuclear Posture Review | Global Zero

Alternative Nuclear Posture Review | Global Zero: It’s time to put an end to nuclear warfighting.

Iran Will Restart Contested Nuclear Work Unless Cash 'Demands Are Met'

Iran Will Restart Contested Nuclear Work Unless Cash 'Demands Are Met': Top Iranian leaders issued a series of warnings on Tuesday, telling world leaders it is on the brink of restarting contested nuclear work.

Ocean studies test waste management materials - World Nuclear News

Ocean studies test waste management materials - World Nuclear News: A partnership between Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation and Ocean Networks Canada has carried out its first six-month underwater experiment to better understand the behaviour of elements of the engineered-barrier system it plans to use in a deep geological repository. Ocean Networks Canada is an oceanographic research and monitoring arm of the University of Victoria.

Russia launches world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker - World Nuclear News

Russia launches world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker - World Nuclear News: A ceremony was held on 25 May at the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg to mark the launch of the Ural nuclear-powered icebreaker. The 173 metre-long Ural is one of three vessels of Project 22220 - featuring RITM-200 reactors - that will be able to break through 3-meter-thick ice as they escort vessels across the Arctic Ocean.

Second EPR Unit In China Achieves Initial Criticality - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Second EPR Unit In China Achieves Initial Criticality - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers: The latest nuclear news in Nuclear Power Industry about utilities, companies, suppliers in the nuclear energy market.

IEA Report Calls Nuclear Power Critical - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

IEA Report Calls Nuclear Power Critical - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers: The latest nuclear news in Nuclear Power Industry about utilities, companies, suppliers in the nuclear energy market.

GEH Submits SMR Design For Review In Canada - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

GEH Submits SMR Design For Review In Canada - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers: The latest nuclear news in Nuclear Power Industry about utilities, companies, suppliers in the nuclear energy market.

Caltech reactor could convert CO2 into breathable oxygen for space trips

Caltech reactor could convert CO2 into breathable oxygen for space trips: Most oxygen in the universe isn’t in the form that we need to breathe: molecular oxygen, or O2. Now, researchers at Caltech claim to have created a reactor that can turn carbon dioxide into molecular oxygen, which could help us fight climate change here on Earth or generate oxygen for life in space.

Storing Heat from Nuclear Power Plants Could Improve Output

Storing Heat from Nuclear Power Plants Could Improve Output: The variability of solar and wind power is causing headaches for utilities. Adding heat storage to light-water reactors could help promote a reliable low-carbon power industry.

Vermont-named nuclear attack submarine readies for launch - VTDigger

Vermont-named nuclear attack submarine readies for launch - VTDigger

Nuclear power plant workers prep for shutdown after 47 years

Nuclear power plant workers prep for shutdown after 47 years

High radiation levels found in giant clams near U.S. nuclear dump in Marshall Islands - Los Angeles Times

High radiation levels found in giant clams near U.S. nuclear dump in Marshall Islands - Los Angeles Times

(38) A Taste Of Off The Menu With Monica Trauzzi - YouTube

(38) A Taste Of Off The Menu With Monica Trauzzi - YouTube

5/29/19 - Nuclear Industry Delegation Ba | The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC)

5/29/19 - Nuclear Industry Delegation Ba | The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC)

This clean energy could be a climate change solution — if we weren’t so afraid of it - MarketWatch

This clean energy could be a climate change solution — if we weren’t so afraid of it - MarketWatch

Construction of the fourth Nuclear Power Plant in Argentina | NBN

Construction of the fourth Nuclear Power Plant in Argentina | NBN: With a global investment of 7,900 Billion dollars, the project will take effect in 2021 with China as investor

Argentina Reports $10B Nuclear Deal with China | Neutron Bytes

Argentina Reports $10B Nuclear Deal with China | Neutron Bytes: China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) is reported to be willing to finance $8.5 billion of the reported $10 billion cost for one 1000 MW PWR Type Hualong One.  The total cost of the deal most likely i…

Minnesota's departure from coal will mean more natural gas, nuclear | MPR News

Minnesota's departure from coal will mean more natural gas, nuclear | MPR News: Minnesota is in the midst of a historic transition in how it generates electricity. Xcel Energy last week announced plans to close all of its remaining coal-fired power plants in the state by 2030 -- and to increase its solar capacity in the Upper Midwest by 1,400 percent.

DOE: U.S., Canada Energy Leaders Announce New Book on Nuclear Innovation in Clean Energy

U.S., Canada Energy Leaders Announce New Book on Nuclear Innovation in Clean Energy

May 28, 2019
VANCOUVER, CANADA – Today, leaders from the United States and Canada are unveiling a new book, Breakthroughs: Nuclear Innovation in A Clean Energy System, at the Tenth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10), a forum including ministers from 25 nations, occurring this year in Vancouver, Canada from May 27-29.
“The combination of vision and innovation is having a profound impact on our energy landscape, and nowhere is that more true than nuclear energy,” said U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes. “Nuclear energy is one of our most reliable and cleanest sources of energy, and we are determined to revive and revitalize the nuclear energy industry with advanced and smart designs. This book highlights some of the incredible transformative opportunities nuclear innovation can bring to society and the clean energy future of our planet.”
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi said, “The Clean Energy Ministerial is part of building the world’s clean energy future. Canada is proud to host the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial in Vancouver at this historic moment in time. We are pleased to be working with the United States, Japan, and other countries under the nuclear innovation initiative. We also welcome the release of Breakthroughs – a collection a real stories about nuclear innovations and how they can contribute to our climate change goals.”
Breakthroughs is a valuable complement to our own analysis. Nuclear power makes an important contribution to both energy security and sustainability in many major economies. But without greater policy attention, it will start to play a declining role worldwide, jeopardizing hopes of meeting global clean energy goals,” said International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director, Dr. Fatih Birol.
This book highlights new technologies and approaches, such as advanced Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), Generation IV technologies, and use of nuclear energy for multiple applications, in coordination with renewables. Nuclear, working with renewables, can support the energy needs for desalination to produce clean drinking water, process heat to industry, flexible electricity for the grid, hydrogen production, energy storage, and nuclear waste reduction.
The Breakthroughs book is a product of the CEM Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) initiative that was launched at the May 2018 Ninth CEM in Copenhagen, Denmark. The NICE Future initiative envisions nuclear energy’s many uses in contributing to clean, reliable energy systems of the future. Since its inception in 2018 by the U.S., Japan, and Canada, the NICE Future Initiative has engaged representatives from more than 80 organizations from more than 35 countries and has attracted six new member countries.
More information on the NICE Future initiative can be found here.
More information on the Breakthroughs book can be found here.
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IEA rings alarm bell on phasing out nuclear energy - The Japan News

IEA rings alarm bell on phasing out nuclear energy - The Japan News: PARIS (Reuters) — A steep decline in nuclear energy capacity will threaten climate goals and power supply security unless advanced economies find a way to extend the life spans of their reactors, the International Energy Agency said.

IEA warns not to let nuclear power go into decline | Carbon & Sustainability | JWN Energy

IEA warns not to let nuclear power go into decline | Carbon & Sustainability | JWN Energy: A new report from the International Energy Agency says that nuclear power is facing an uncertain future in many countries...

World's second EPR nuclear reactor starts work in China

World's second EPR nuclear reactor starts work in China: A next-generation EPR nuclear reactor in China has carried out its first chain reaction, French energy giant EDF announced Wednesday, becoming the second using the much-delayed European technology to reach the milestone.

Pilgrim nuclear plant workers prep for shutdown after 47 years | Boston.com

Pilgrim nuclear plant workers prep for shutdown after 47 years | Boston.com

International Energy Agency: nuclear needed for climate goal - The Washington Post

International Energy Agency: nuclear needed for climate goal - The Washington Post: The International Energy Agency says the premature closure of nuclear power plants and failure to build new ones could make it harder to meet global targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Nuclear Power Dying A Slow Death | OilPrice.com

Nuclear Power Dying A Slow Death | OilPrice.com: Global nuclear power capacity could plunge by two-thirds over the next 20 years as developed nations are not investing enough in the carbon-free form of electricity

“A Very Good Product and Organization" States Certrec Client

“A Very Good Product and Organization" States Certrec Client: Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2019 -- Certrec, a leading licensing and regulatory compliance service provider, through its Office of NERC Compliance (ONC),

A Chattanooga billionaire and nuke developer hired Donald Trump’s fixer. Now he might be in a fix - al.com

A Chattanooga billionaire and nuke developer hired Donald Trump’s fixer. Now he might be in a fix - al.com: According to AP, Michael Cohen gave investigators information regarding would-be Bellefonte developer Franklin Haney

Norristown Native, Engineer, Nuclear Innovator, Dies At 82 | Norristown, PA Patch

Norristown Native, Engineer, Nuclear Innovator, Dies At 82 | Norristown, PA Patch: Norristown Man, Engineer, Dies At 82 - Norristown, PA - Norristown native Dr. Charles Gabriel Interrante was recognized by the government for his breakthroughs in metallurgy and nuclear science.

Potential Nuclear Plant Owner Answers NRC Questions About Decommissioning Resources - By GINA G. SCALA - Surf City, NJ - The SandPaper

Potential Nuclear Plant Owner Answers NRC Questions About Decommissioning Resources - By GINA G. SCALA - Surf City, NJ - The SandPaper

California Coastal Commission Staff Recommends SONGS Decommissioning Permit - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1

California Coastal Commission Staff Recommends SONGS Decommissioning Permit - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1: ExchangeMonitor covers nuclear weapons, waste management, nuclear cleanup, international intelligence as well as carbon capture and storage.

Guest opinion: This is a reliable path to carbon-free power | Deseret News

Guest opinion: This is a reliable path to carbon-free power | Deseret News: Unfortunately, by erroneously comparing the Carbon Free Power Project to dissimilar projects, Bradford focused on what the CFPP is not, rather than focusing on what it actually is.

Get Serious About Burying Nuclear Waste - WSJ

Get Serious About Burying Nuclear Waste - WSJ: Time for Congress to end the blockade against the Yucca Mountain project.

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Enters Final Week | WCAI

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Enters Final Week | WCAI: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station will close at the end of this week, and its closing will mark the end of an era for many employees and nuclear watchdogs. The

Timeline: The 52-Year History Of The Pilgrim Nuclear Plant | Earthwhile

Timeline: The 52-Year History Of The Pilgrim Nuclear Plant | Earthwhile: The Plymouth plant has been a controversial fixture Massachusetts for more than five decades. But on May 31, the plant will produce its last watt and shut down for good.

America’s Rare Earth Ultimatum: A Solution to Rare Earth Market Failure - Capital Research Center

America’s Rare Earth Ultimatum: A Solution to Rare Earth Market Failure - Capital Research Center: America's Investigative Think Tank

NRC Wants More Info on Hanford Tank Farm Closure Plan - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1

NRC Wants More Info on Hanford Tank Farm Closure Plan - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1: ExchangeMonitor covers nuclear weapons, waste management, nuclear cleanup, international intelligence as well as carbon capture and storage.

House to vote on Ohio clean air legislation - World Nuclear News

House to vote on Ohio clean air legislation - World Nuclear News: Draft legislation that would recognise the clean air attributes of Ohio's nuclear power plants has been passed by the state's House Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy Generation. HB 6 - the Ohio Clean Air Program - will now be voted on by the full House.

Second Chinese EPR achieves criticality - World Nuclear News

Second Chinese EPR achieves criticality - World Nuclear News: Unit 2 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time, becoming the second EPR reactor to reach the commissioning milestone after Taishan 1.

Action needed for expansion of nuclear energy, says Rising - World Nuclear News

Action needed for expansion of nuclear energy, says Rising - World Nuclear News: Steps must be taken to increase nuclear's share of the energy mix, said Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association. Speaking at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada, yesterday, she said more nuclear energy is needed to meet environmental, economic and sustainable development objectives.

International Conferenceon Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems - Water Reactors

The 19th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems- Water Reactor
August 18-22, 2019 | Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center | Boston, MA
Be a part of a unique international meeting
Join colleagues from around the world at the 19th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems - Water Reactor, taking place August 18-22 at the Seaport Boston Hotel. 
 
Register online by July 23 to save $100 with early bird rates. ANS members save up to an additional $200. Not a member? Join today. Discounted hotel rates also are available through
July 23.
 
This international meeting provides a unique forum for exchanging ideas and problem-solving remedies in water-cooled nuclear power plants of today and of the future.
 
Topics covered include:
  • Accident Tolerant Fuel Cladding
  • Additive Manufacturing Applications/Progress
  • Advances in Materials Computational Modeling Supporting SCC and Fatigue Understanding
  • BWR Water Chemistry
  • Cables and Concrete Aging and Degradation General SCC and SCC Modeling
  • Irradiation Damage – Nickel Alloys Irradiation Damage – Stainless Steels Irradiation Damage – Swelling
  • Plant Operating Experience PWR Nickel SCC – Initiation
  • PWR Oxides and Deposits PWR Secondary Side
  • Stainless Steel Aging and CASS
  • Welds, Weld Metal and Weld Assessments Zirconium and Fuel Cladding


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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Iran Must Understand Returning to the Negotiating Table is the Only Way Forward

Iran Must Understand Returning to the Negotiating Table is the Only Way Forward

Will Rare Earths Be the Next Front in the U.S.-China Tech War?

Will Rare Earths Be the Next Front in the U.S.-China Tech War?: To retaliate for White House targeting of its technology sector, Beijing could limit exports of the elements crucial to U.S. tech production. But such a move would carry a steep price.

Trump Administration Might "Re-Examine" Climate Modeling - Scientific American

Trump Administration Might "Re-Examine" Climate Modeling - Scientific American: Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Climate science violates the basic precepts of science

Climate science violates the basic precepts of science: There are two key pillars of science. First, it doesn’t matter how many “scientists” believe something. All of them could be proven wrong by a single new scientific theory or experiment. Science is always tentatively...

Climate change scare stories reach the point of psychological TERRORISM… while scientists blame the fear on the “climate crisis” – NaturalNews.com

Climate change scare stories reach the point of psychological TERRORISM… while scientists blame the fear on the “climate crisis” – NaturalNews.com

What if Green Energy isn't the future?

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German Failure on the Road to a Renewable Future - SPIEGEL ONLINE

German Failure on the Road to a Renewable Future - SPIEGEL ONLINE: In 2011, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country was turning away from nuclear energy in favor of a renewable future. Since then, however, progress has been limited. Berlin has wasted billions of euros and resistance is mounting.

US SMR Firms Mark Progress Milestones in US and Canada | Neutron Bytes

US SMR Firms Mark Progress Milestones in US and Canada | Neutron Bytes: GE-Hitachi Starts Pre-licensing Review for BWRX-300 with CNSC Westinghouse Sets Course for Accelerated Safety Reviews in U.S. and Canada of eVinci Heat Pipe Reactor Design Westinghouse Names a New …

ANS / Electronic Paper Submission and Review / 2019 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo

ANS / Electronic Paper Submission and Review / 2019 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo

Russia launches new nuclear-powered icebreaker in bid to open up Arctic | World news | The Guardian

Russia launches new nuclear-powered icebreaker in bid to open up Arctic | World news | The Guardian: Russia is overhauling ports as it readies for more traffic via Northern Sea Route due to warmer climate cycles

A hardworking robot for the heart of a nuclear fusion reactor

A hardworking robot for the heart of a nuclear fusion reactor: A UK engineering team is building a robot to withstand an extreme environment, while DARPA backs ambitious brain-machine interface projects.

Spokesman: ‘No Adverse Effects’ Expected For Arkansas Nuclear One In Floods | Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

Spokesman: ‘No Adverse Effects’ Expected For Arkansas Nuclear One In Floods | Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

Vermont Yankee cooling towers to be demolished | The Brattleboro Reformer | Brattleboro Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic

Vermont Yankee cooling towers to be demolished | The Brattleboro Reformer | Brattleboro Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic: VERNON — They once gave Entergy Nuclear a giant public relations headache. But soon Vermont Yankee's old cooling towers will be demolished, a NorthStar executive said Monday, as decommissioning …

Patty Murray: Hanford site union workers owed back sick pay | Tri-City Herald

Patty Murray: Hanford site union workers owed back sick pay | Tri-City Herald

Pilgrim closure could drive up carbon emissions | Local News | gloucestertimes.com

Pilgrim closure could drive up carbon emissions | Local News | gloucestertimes.com: BOSTON — The pending closure of Pilgrim power plant will lead to an uptick in regional carbon emissions, according to environmental groups, who say the shutdown of the state's only

IEA rings alarm bell on phasing out nuclear energy - Reuters

IEA rings alarm bell on phasing out nuclear energy - Reuters: A steep decline in nuclear energy capacity will threaten climate goals and power supply security unless advanced economies find a way to extend the lifespan of their reactors, the International Energy Agency said.

Nuclear waste from San Onofre would get first dibs for relocation under new bill | Energy Central

Nuclear waste from San Onofre would get first dibs for relocation under new bill | Energy Central

Ohio House Lawmakers Amend Nuclear Plant Bailout Bill | Energy Central

Ohio House Lawmakers Amend Nuclear Plant Bailout Bill | Energy Central