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EU Must Include Nuclear Power In Its List Of Sustainable Sources

Nuclear power is the single biggest source of low-carbon electricity in Europe and is recognized in many of the scenarios assessed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the International Energy Agency and other organisations as having a critical role to play in responding to the climate emergency. It is therefore vital that nuclear is included in the EU’s new ...

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Madrid Talks Leave Carbon Pricing To COP26

The UN climate talks in Madrid  ended recently with agreement to postpone a decision on the sixth article of the Paris climate accord. COP25 had been supposed to work out rules for a new global carbon market and create a system that would allow countries to pay each other for projects that reduce emissions. That task will now have to be ...

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Turkey Point Licence Extension; EDF and Veolia Tackle Graphite Decommissioning

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) application for a 20-year licence extension for Turkey Point units 3 and 4. This is the first time that the regulator has issued licences authorising reactors to operate for up to 80 years. The two pressurised water reactors have been in commercial operation since 1972 (unit 3) ...

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Electron Beam Welding Could Cut Reactor Build Costs By 85%

Engineering specialists Sheffield Forgemasters is leading a consortium of partners to explore the industrialization of Electron Beam Welding (EBW) in nuclear applications. The company, based in the UK, says integrating EBW into the manufacturing process not only improves material strength and safety but also offers significant reductions in manufacturing costs of more than 85%. The UK Government’s Department for Business, ...

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Cold Testing Completed At Pakistan’s Karachi 2

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has completed cold functional testing at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant (Kanupp) in Pakistan. The two units (2&3) under construction at Kanupp are the first exports of China’s Hualong One reactor design. Cold functional testing at Karachi 2&3 involved checking some 7200 welds and 800 mechanical connection points within the test boundary ...

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France And Japan To Co-operate On Fast Reactor Research

France’s Framatome and the Commissariat a l’energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA – Atomic & Alternative Energies Commission) on 3 December signed a cooperation agreement in Tokyo with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi FBR Systems (MFBR). This followed the agreement established in 2014 for the Astrid [Advanced Sodium Technological Reactor for Industrial ...

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Turkish Grid Operator Signs Transmission Agreement For Akkuyu NPP

Akkuyu Nuclear, owner/operator of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey by Russian nuclear state corporation Rosatom, on 9 December signed a connection agreement with Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) TEIAS. This will enable work to begin on a power distribution system for Akkuyu NPP, which will include six high-voltage transmission lines. Under the agreement, the power generated by Akkuyu ...

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Core Melt Trap Installed At Kudankulam 3

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 4 December completed installation of the core melt trap at unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam NPP. “The melt localisation device is a unique development of Russian nuclear technology and one of the most important nuclear safety systems,” said Vladimir Angelov, project director in India for Rosatom’s Engineering Division Atomstroy export. “It is a special ...

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“Stable Salt Reactors could transform the energy economic outlook for India specifically regarding the aggressive decarbonisation targets that have been put in place.” – Rory O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Moltex Energy

  Nuclear power is an important source that will contribute immensely towards a sustainable future. Rory O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Moltex Energy, explains the significance of nuclear energy and highlights the importance of advanced technology used in nuclear reactors to Relin Hedly, New Media Communication. Excerpts… Your views on the state on Indian nuclear energy today, the challenge and opportunities ...

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Canada Energy Regulator Releases New Long-Term Energy Outlook

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) released its long-term energy outlook that explores how new technologies, infrastructure developments and climate policy will impact Canadian energy consumption and production trends over the next 20 years. Canada’s Energy Future 2019: Energy Supply and Demand Projections to 2040 shows that while domestic fossil fuel consumption growth slows, crude oil and natural gas production continues ...

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