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Clean energy for US federal agencies

Energy and Environment

23 March 2015

Clean energy sources, including small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs), must make up at least 25% of the energy consumed by US federal agencies by 2025 under an executive order on federal sustainability issued by President Barack Obama.

Saudi Arabia and Argentina form R&D joint venture

Nuclear Policies

09 March 2015

Invap-Taqnia_meeting_(Invap)_48State-owned R&D companies from Argentina and Saudi Arabia have set up a joint venture company, Invania, to develop nuclear technology for Saudi Arabia's nuclear power program.

NuScale steam generator prepares for tests

New Nuclear

11 February 2015

NuScale HCSG delivery 48A full-scale, first-of-a-kind helical coil steam generator for use in NuScale Power's small modular reactor (SMR) design is set to undergo performance tests in Italy.

Westinghouse gets approval for SMR testing

New Nuclear

18 March 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved Westinghouse's testing approach for its small modular reactor design. Approval is a significant step toward design certification and will reduce the time ultimately needed to license the Westinghouse SMR, the company said yesterday.

Saudi Arabia teams up with Korea on SMART

New Nuclear

04 March 2015

Park-Salaman - March 2015 48At least two South Korean-designed SMART reactors could be built in Saudi Arabia following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries yesterday. Korea and Saudi are to jointly promote the reactor in the global market.

Roadmap to nuclear future

Nuclear Policies

29 January 2015

Nuclear power is one of the most important technologies that can help the world to limit global warming to 2ºC, said OECD agencies in a Technology Roadmap for nuclear that spells out some steps to ensure this happens.