• Sat, Oct 16 2021

    What’s Needed to Save Funding for the Versatile Test Reactor?

    It is time for the major developers of advanced nuclear reactors, and small modular light water reactors, in the U.S. to support funding for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). The reason is that these firms will need its testing capabilities … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, Oct 15 2021

    IAEA Report on Nuclear Energy for a Net Zero World

    The report is released ahead of the COP26 Climate Summit Ahead of the COP26 climate summit, the IAEA has released Nuclear Energy for a Net Zero World. The special report  (Full Text 73 page PDF) highlights nuclear power’s critical role … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Oct 9 2021

    Are Big Nuclear Reactor Deals Right for Europe?

    Are Big Nuclear Reactor Deals Right for Poland, Romania, and Czech Republic? A Modest Proposal to Fund Sizewell C – which is a very big deal UK’s Financial Times Weighs in on ESG for Nuclear Energy NIA Offers Guidance on … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Oct 3 2021

    Terrestrial Energy Signs Molten Salt Fuel Deal with Orano

    Terrestrial Energy Signs Molten Salt Fuel Deal with Orano Poland / GEH Boss Says First SMR Could Be In Operation By 2030 Czech Energy Plans Now Include Temelin Expansion that May Follow a New Dukovany unit Group of Vienna Aims … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Oct 2 2021

    New Hopes for New Nuclear and Fusion Projects in UK

    UK’s Existential Energy Emergency Spurs Funding Fixes The UK Government is finally realizing that its once upon a time grand plan for 19.3GWe of new nuclear energy projects is in a shambles. The good news is that after nearly a … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Sep 26 2021

    DOD Plans Mobile Microreactor for Idaho Lab Site

    Defense Dept Plans Mobile Microreactor for Idaho Lab Site South Africa to Release a Tender for 2500 MWe of Nuclear Reactors in 2022 US Spreads Pro-Nuclear Promises of Support in Europe MOUs are Flying as U.S. SMR Vendors Ink Agreements … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 16 2021

    NRC Issues License to Interim Storage Partners for Spent Nuclear Fuel at Texas Site

    NRC Issues License to Interim Storage Partners to Store Spent Nuclear Fuel in Texas China’s HTR-PM 1st Criticality at Shidao Bay Terrestrial Energy Upgrades IMSR400 Gen IV Nuclear Power Plant Cameco And X-energy Sign MOU for Deployment Of Xe-100 SMR … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Mon, Sep 13 2021

    One Million Readers Milestone

    Readers of this blog are in good company. As some readers know, this blog is syndicated at Energy Central in the Energy & Sustainability Network / Energy Collective. In October 2018 the Energy Collective (TEC) began publishing statistics of the … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Sep 11 2021

    Fusion Start Up at MIT Hits Critical Milestone with a New Superconducting Magnet

    Fusion Start Up at MIT Hits Critical Technical Milestone with Superconducting Magnet House Science Committee Passes Legislation Making Significant Investments in Fusion Energy Chinese Fusion Energy Programs Are A Growing Competitor in the Global Race to Fusion Power Site Analysis … Continue reading ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 7 2021

    Ukraine Opens for New Nuclear Business with America

    Ukraine Opens for New Nuclear Business with America Nuclear Energy is an ESG Investable Asset Class: GEN IV Forum Report Ukraine Opens for New Nuclear Business with America (WNN contributed to this report) Ukraine and the USA have agreed to … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Sep 5 2021

    Newcleo Powers Up a Combination of Reactor Technologies

    Newcleo Powers Up a Combination of Reactor Technologies Russia / Rosatom Announces Two Key Agreements In Drive To Deploy SMRs in Siberia X-Energy Brings South Korea’s Doosan Onboard for Engineering Services Signs of Progress with Saudi Arabia’s Plans for Commercial … Continue reading ...read more
    • Wed, Sep 1 2021

    Advanced Nuclear Reactor Technology: A Primer

    The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) has published a primer on advanced nuclear reactor technologies. The 48-page PDF file is available for free by downloading it from the organization’s website. This primer provides basic information on advanced reactors to help the … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Tue, Aug 31 2021

    Argentina Goes for Round Two of Negotiations for a Hualong One

    Argentina Goes for Round Two of Negotiations for a Hualong One X-energy Provides Fuel Fabrication Services as part of DARPA’s DRACO Program United Arab Emirates / ENEC Announces Startup Of Unit 2 At Barakah First Fuel Loaded into China’s HTR-PM … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, Aug 27 2021

    Plans to Complete Bellefonte Go Bust Again

    The long running saga of an effort by Tennessee real estate mogul Franklin Haney to buy the partially completed twin 1200 MWe nuclear reactors at TVA’s Bellefonte site in Scottsboro, AL, may have come to an end. A federal district … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Aug 21 2021

    Mixed Messages from Congress on Funding Nuclear Energy

    Mixed Messages from Congress on Funding Nuclear Energy NuScale Power Signs MOU With Xcel Energy to Explore Potential Plant Operations UK Partnership Formed for Molten Salt Reactor Fuel UK Rolls Out as Role for Nuclear Energy to Produce Hydrogen for … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Aug 14 2021

    Two US Nuclear Utilities Order Hydrogen Production Gear

    Two US Nuclear Utilities Order Hydrogen Production Equipment UK Sizewell C Plant to Produce Hydrogen Synchronized with  Renewables Sizewell C / Timeline For Final Decision to Build is Delayed CNSC and NRC Complete First Joint Regulatory Review of X-Energy’s Advanced … Continue reading  ...read more
    • Sat, Aug 7 2021

    Rolls-Royce 1st Round of Financing to Develop 470 MWe PWR

    UK / Rolls-Royce ‘Has Secured Investment’ For World’s First SMR Production Line House Appropriations Sets Zero Funding for Versatile Test Reactor Idaho Lab Study of Microreactors Sees a Future for Them New Report Finds Nuclear Energy Could Play A Key … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Tue, Aug 3 2021

    New Book on Fusion – Startups are Closing in on Star Power

    Build a Star, Save a Planet; New Book on Fusion – The Star Builders by Arthur Turrell Interview Q&A with the Author: What will it take for these startups to achieve commercial success? The most important energy-making process in the … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Jul 31 2021

    UK Picks HTGR Technology for Pilot SMR Program. Who’s Design will It Use?

    UK Picks HTGR for Pilot SMR Program Japan’s HTTR Restarts And Could Be Used To Demonstrate Green Hydrogen Production Russia Plans More Floating Nuclear Power Plants US / NRC Recommends License Approval For ISP Spent Fuel Storage Facility In Texas … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Mon, Jul 26 2021

    UK Gov’t Said Ready to Cut China Out of its Nuclear Plans

    UK Gov’t Reported to Planning Break with China Over Nuclear Energy Investments China ‘Unveils Design’ For Next-Generation Commercial Molten Salt Reactor Nuclear Phase-out Plan a Key Issue in S. Korea Election NuScale Gets Two Investments from South Korean Firms UK … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Thu, Jul 22 2021

    ESG Reporting as a Means to Leverage Interest by Investors in Next Generation LWR and Advanced Nuclear Reactors

    An opportunity exists for the global nuclear energy industry to attract investment capital and/or to lower the cost of capital, by focusing on investors who are committed to (environmental, social, governance) ESG investing.  Background The key organization for engagement in … Continue reading ...read more
    • Sun, Jul 18 2021

    China Breaks Ground for 1st Small Modular Reactor

    China Breaks Ground for its 1st Small Modular Reactor NuScale Downsizes Idaho Plant from 12 to 6 Units Kairos $100 Million Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Project to be Tested in East Tennessee UK / Government ‘Close To Finalizing Legislation’ For … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Jul 11 2021

    Eskom Seeks Sites for 2500 MWe Nuclear to Be Built in 2030s

    New Nuclear Power Sites Planned for South Africa Cameco, GE Hitachi and Global Nuclear Fuel to Collaborate on BWRX-300 SMR DOE and GE Hitachi Team Up to Lower Costs of Building New Nuclear Reactors Rolls-Royce, Cavendish Nuclear Sign SMR partnership … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Mon, Jul 5 2021

    NRC License Sought for USNC HTGR at University of Illinois

    Ultra Safe Nuclear to Build FOAK HTGR at U. Illinois Ultra Safe Makes Progress in Canada NuScale Power Secures Investment from South Korea’s GS Energy DOE Invests $61 Million in Advanced Nuclear Energy R&D Projects Ultra Safe Nuclear to Build … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Mon, Jul 5 2021

    Poland Seeks SMRs for Process Heat Applications

    Poland’s PKN Orlen Partners with Synthos to Build SMRs for Process Heat ant Electricity Generation Poland / Westinghouse And Bechtel To Begin Study For First Nuclear Project Under US Grant Funding Brazil Hires Tractebel Consortium for Angra 3 Poland’s PKN … Continue reading → ...read more