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Study highlights benefits of nuclear district heating

Study highlights benefits of nuclear district heating

Nuclear is much cleaner and has less environmental impacts over the life cycle of the production than other energy sources for the Finnish and European district heating markets, a study by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has concluded.

Energy & Environment 12 July 2024


US study examines feasibility of coal-to-nuclear conversion

US study examines feasibility of coal-to-nuclear conversion

A study by researchers at the University of Michigan ranks the feasibility of converting 245 operational coal power plants in the USA into advanced nuclear reactors, providing valuable insights for policymakers and utilities to meet decarbonisation goals.

Energy & Environment 10 July 2024


Large-scale nuclear included in Australian cost report

Large-scale nuclear included in Australian cost report

Large-scale nuclear has been included for the first time in national science agency CSIRO's annual GenCost report, which has included small modular reactors since its inception in 2018.

Energy & Environment 22 May 2024


Nucleareurope calls for expansion of EU hydrogen output

Nucleareurope calls for expansion of EU hydrogen output

Nuclear trade body Nucleareurope has highlighted the benefits of European-based hydrogen production from nuclear energy in a new position paper.

Energy & Environment 22 May 2024


Tackling microplastics in Antarctica using nuclear tech - Chile and IAEA sign MoU

Tackling microplastics in Antarctica using nuclear tech - Chile and IAEA sign MoU

The International Atomic Energy Agency's NUTEC Plastics initiative uses nuclear and isotopic techniques to produce data on marine microplastics distribution and fight plastic pollution - it is one of the areas covered by Chile's new cooperation agreements with the agency.

Energy & Environment 03 May 2024


Italy sees role for nuclear in hitting climate goals, says minister

Italy sees role for nuclear in hitting climate goals, says minister

Italian Energy Minister Gilberto Pichetto Fratin said he hopes there can be a discussion based on science about the renewed role of nuclear, specifically small modular reactors, in the country's future.

Energy & Environment 29 April 2024


Grid challenges add to need for more nuclear, WEC side-event told

Grid challenges add to need for more nuclear, WEC side-event told

Massive growth is expected in the global demand for electricity, which will require an expansion of both generation and the transmission system, speakers at a side event at the World Energy Congress 2024 agreed. Nuclear power will play an important role, they said, in ensuring the resilience of the future electricity system.

Energy & Environment 26 April 2024


Indian net-zero will need nuclear, report finds

Indian net-zero will need nuclear, report finds

India can achieve clean, affordable electricity and become net-zero by 2070 - but will need substantial nuclear power and renewable energy to do this, according to a new in-depth report prepared for the Indian government.
 

Energy & Environment 05 April 2024


COP29 hosts aim to include nuclear in deliberations

COP29 hosts aim to include nuclear in deliberations

The "inclusion of facilitated and affordable nuclear technologies in the resource deliberations of the COP process is essential", Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has said.

Energy & Environment 05 April 2024


DOE releases community guide on coal-to-nuclear conversion

DOE releases community guide on coal-to-nuclear conversion

The US Department of Energy has released an information guide for communities considering replacing their retired or retiring coal power plants with nuclear power plants. The guide is based on a technical study that found transitioning from a coal plant to nuclear would bring local benefits including employment opportunities, increased revenues and economic activity.

Energy & Environment 04 April 2024