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Anne Lauvergeon Speaking at the CFR Today
As part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ CEO Speaker Series, AREVA CEO Anne Lauvergeon addressed the organization today on ‘A Future Vision for Energy.’ She offered “her perspective on how to satisfy growing global energy needs while decreasing carbon dioxide emissions, protecting natural resources...
Wed, May 4 2011
ADAGE Announces Major Agreement, Advancing Project for Washington State
In another important step to deliver renewable energy and jobs to Washington state, ADAGE, the biopower joint venture between AREVA and Duke Energy, announced today that it has signed its first long-term biomass fuel supply agreement with Green Diamond Resource Company, who owns and manages timberland...
Fri, Aug 13 2010
Greenpeace Militants Board Ship: Miss Target on Climate Change
Greenpeace militants yesterday boarded a ship transporting steam generators to the Olkiluoto 3 EPR reactor in Finland. The organization’s action, taken in the run-up to December’s climate summit in Copenhagen, is a protest against nuclear energy, which it claims would harm efforts to combat climate change...
Tue, Nov 17 2009
RB Watkins – A New Member of the AREVA Family
By Katherine Berezowskyj Today we would like to spotlight another integral part of AREVA family here in North America─ RB Watkins, a transformer field services company based in Stow, Ohio. Founded in 2004, the company joined the AREVA group in December 2008 and is now part AREVA’s Transmission &...
Wed, Sep 2 2009
AREVA Extends Smart Grid Collaboration with Microsoft
By Jarret Adams AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division has announced that it has extended its three-year collaboration with Microsoft for the development of Smarter Grid Management solutions, so the global power industry can manage electricity demand more efficiently. AREVA and Microsoft...
Wed, May 13 2009
Augusta Chronicle Clarifies Situation at MOX Facility
On a blog hosted by the Augusta Chronicle, reporter Rob Pavey provides a good summary of the situation at the MOX facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. Shaw AREVA MOX Services is building the facility which will convert nuclear weapons material into mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel for U.S. nuclear...
Wed, May 6 2009
AREVA’s U.S. Web Site Now Online
AREVA has launched a new U.S. Web site focused on its products and services in the United States that reinforces the company’s leadership position in providing CO2-free energy technology. AREVA North America President Jacques Besnainou said, “This new Web site offers something for everyone, from bloggers...
Fri, Apr 10 2009
MOX Fuel Supports Environmental and National Security Goals
By Jarret Adams The MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility under construction in South Carolina recently passed the milestone of 2 million work hours completed without a lost time incident. This facility is an important project because it will take weapons-grade material in our nation’s stockpiles and convert...
Wed, Apr 8 2009
AREVA Expands Heavy Component Manufacturing to Support New Nuclear Plants
By Jarret Adams AREVA has unveiled plans to further increase its production capacity at its Chalon/Saint-Marcel manufacturing facility in eastern France, to keep pace with its strong international growth. During the coming years, the group will invest €35 million ($47 million) in the plant, which will...
Thu, Apr 2 2009
Renewables, Including Wind, Represent Growing Part of AREVA’s Business
By Jarret Adams Today’s announcement of a memorandum of understanding for 80 offshore wind turbines for AREVA’s subsidiary Multibrid signals a major step forward for our renewable business. Apart from the fact that this will be a contract worth over $900 million for AREVA, it reinforces our position...
Tue, Mar 31 2009
AREVA’s Sustainable Innovation: Beyond Measurement and Marketing
By Laura Clise Sustainable Development & Continuous Improvement In the current economic environment, more people have started to question the staying-power of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability programs. Thought leaders and practitioners have made the case that sustainable development...
Thu, Mar 26 2009
It’s the Right Time to Reconsider U.S. Recycling
During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing yesterday, the discussion of the future of the Yucca Mountain project raised the possibility of recycling nuclear fuel as part of the nation’s used fuel management strategy. Recycling nuclear fuel would enable us to reduce the volume of...
Fri, Mar 6 2009
Nuclear Energy: Key to U.S. Green Job Creation
by Jarret Adams In this difficult economic climate, there has been much talk among policymakers and others about investing the energy infrastructure and creating new green jobs. Renewables are often mentioned are key elements in creating green jobs, but often overlooked is the contribution that investment...
Wed, Mar 4 2009
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