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US Senate passes 'single biggest climate investment'

US Senate passes 'single biggest climate investment'

The US Senate has voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. The wide-ranging bill includes support for existing and new nuclear, and according to the White House, marks the largest investment ever in combatting the "existential crisis" of climate change.
 

Energy & Environment 08 August 2022


US DOE enlists Robert Downey Jr to recruit climate heroes

US DOE enlists Robert Downey Jr to recruit climate heroes

US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm has teamed up with the actor, producer and climate advocate to recruit climate professionals to join the Clean Energy Corps which will help the department deploy USD62 billion of investment to meet its climate goals.

Energy & Environment 08 July 2022


Advanced nuclear key to cost-effective US decarbonisation: study

Advanced nuclear key to cost-effective US decarbonisation: study

Successful commercialisation of advanced nuclear reactors could lower the total cost as the US transitions to a clean energy system - and increasing investment and policy support for advanced nuclear technology will generate far-reaching national benefits, the study by the Breakthrough Institute has found.
 

Energy & Environment 07 July 2022


Holtec unveils energy storage system for district heating

Holtec unveils energy storage system for district heating

Holtec International has unveiled a new district heating technology charged by surplus grid power. The company says the HI-HEAT District Heater System could store surplus electricity generated by nuclear, solar or wind.

Energy & Environment 06 July 2022


US launches programme to transform mine sites to clean energy hubs

US launches programme to transform mine sites to clean energy hubs

The USD500 million programme, which is part of President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will place clean energy demonstration projects on current or former mine sites. Advanced nuclear is one of the technologies under consideration.

Energy & Environment 30 June 2022


NEI's Maria Korsnick charts 'sea change' for nuclear

NEI's Maria Korsnick charts 'sea change' for nuclear

A low-carbon future - anchored by the strength and resilience of the current nuclear fleet - is within our grasp if we make the right choices today, Nuclear Energy Institute President and CEO Maria Korsnick said in her annual State of the Industry address to the US organisation's Nuclear Energy Assembly in Washington DC.

Energy & Environment 22 June 2022


UK trade body calls for action on nuclear-enabled hydrogen

UK trade body calls for action on nuclear-enabled hydrogen

Decisive and early government action is needed to embrace the power of nuclear-enabled hydrogen in delivering net-zero, according to the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.

Energy & Environment 21 June 2022


EDF study confirms very low carbon nature of nuclear

EDF study confirms very low carbon nature of nuclear

Each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced by EDF's reactor fleet in France emits the equivalent of less than 4 grams of carbon dioxide, according to a life cycle analysis published by the company. The analysis shows most of these emissions occur in the upstream phases of the life cycle.

Energy & Environment 20 June 2022


New Australian PM makes climate pledge

New Australian PM makes climate pledge

Australia has formally pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the government will support a transition to renewable energy, but members of the shadow cabinet are signalling a willingness to include nuclear in the energy debate and a recent poll has found widespread public support.

Energy & Environment 17 June 2022


California could decarbonise faster with nuclear, study finds

California could decarbonise faster with nuclear, study finds

Extending operations at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant would greatly reduce carbon emissions and natural gas use and could help California reach its decarbonisation goals years earlier than it otherwise would, according to a new study carried out by Brattle Group and released by Carbon Free California.

Energy & Environment 13 June 2022