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Ohio lawmakers introduce clean energy bill

Ohio lawmakers introduce clean energy bill

A draft law that would provide clean energy credits to zero-emission power producers, including nuclear plants, has been introduced to the Ohio legislature. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court has rejected appeals challenging zero emissions credit programmes in Illinois and New York.

Nuclear Policies 16 April 2019


Brazilian government committed to nuclear, says energy minister

Brazilian government committed to nuclear, says energy minister

Brazil's national energy plan to 2050 will consider new nuclear power plants including generation IV technology and small modular reactors to meet growing national electricity demand, Minister for Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque said yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 05 April 2019


Brazil meeting shines spotlight on nuclear benefits

Brazil meeting shines spotlight on nuclear benefits

Ongoing excellent nuclear performance throughout long operating lives is contributing to meeting global energy and climate goals, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the World Nuclear Spotlight Brazil conference in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. During the event, Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque said the country was committed to resuming the Angra 3 project.

Energy & Environment 04 April 2019


Bill Gates 'thrilled' by legislative boost for nuclear

Bill Gates 'thrilled' by legislative boost for nuclear

The Nuclear Energy Leadership Act, bipartisan draft legislation which aims to accelerate the development of advanced nuclear technologies and re-establish US leadership in nuclear energy has been re-introduced to the US Senate.

Nuclear Policies 29 March 2019


Action needed to keep US nuclear competitive - Korsnick

Action needed to keep US nuclear competitive - Korsnick

US nuclear plants are performing better than ever before - but now is the time to act to ensure the benefits that nuclear energy provides are protected, Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) president and CEO Maria Korsnick said in her 2019 State of the Industry address.

Nuclear Policies 28 March 2019


US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear power plants achieved their highest level of generation ever in 2018, despite the closure of several plants since the previous peak, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

Nuclear Policies 22 March 2019


South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa must consider nuclear as a clean energy source that can be part of its electricity generation mix, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said yesterday in his keynote speech at a business awards ceremony.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2019


New England commits to value of nuclear

New England commits to value of nuclear

As two Connecticut utilities sign a contract assuring the continued operation of the Millstone nuclear power plant, the governors of the six states making up the region of New England have issued a document outlining their commitment to cooperate to maintain clean energy facilities including nuclear.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2019


US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

The US Administration's budget request for fiscal 2020, which begins on 1 October, seeks to restart the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing procedure for the Yucca Mountain geologic repository and also provides for the regulator to prepare for licensing advanced reactors.
 

Nuclear Policies 12 March 2019


Nuclear key to Xcel Energy's zero-carbon target

Nuclear key to Xcel Energy's zero-carbon target

US utility Xcel Energy says its current fleet of nuclear power reactors will help meet its target of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2030. It sees advanced reactors or small modular reactors playing a role in meeting its ultimate goal of providing zero-carbon electricity by 2050.

Energy & Environment 06 March 2019