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DOE launches national lab decarbonisation initiative

DOE launches national lab decarbonisation initiative

Idaho National Laboratory has been selected as one of four national laboratories to take part in a USD38 million decarbonisation initiative. The Department of Energy's Net Zero Labs Pilot Initiative will lay the foundation for net-zero solutions that can be replicated at facilities across DOE, as well as federal government, state and local governments.

Energy & Environment 26 May 2022


Climate inaction could cost world USD178 trillion: Deloitte

Climate inaction could cost world USD178 trillion: Deloitte

Climate change - if left unchecked - could cost the global economy USD178 trillion over the next 50 years, according to a new report from Deloitte. But if the world acts now to rapidly achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, the transformation of the economy would set the world up for stronger economic growth by 2070.

Energy & Environment 24 May 2022


Californian support grows for Diablo Canyon: poll

Californian support grows for Diablo Canyon: poll

There is strong local and statewide support for extending the operations of California's only operating nuclear power plant - and the state's largest source of carbon-free generation - a newly released poll has found.

Energy & Environment 20 May 2022


End of Koeberg outage to ease South African grid pressure

End of Koeberg outage to ease South African grid pressure

The return to service next month of unit 2 at the Koeberg nuclear power plant will help to reduce pressure on South Africa's constrained power system, state-owned utility Eskom says. The return to service of the unit, which has been offline for refuelling and maintenance, will support utility efforts to reduce loadshedding and meet high demand as the country moves into winter.

Energy & Environment 12 May 2022


IAEA to create roadmap for nuclear hydrogen deployment

IAEA to create roadmap for nuclear hydrogen deployment

The International Atomic Energy Agency has launched an initiative to develop a roadmap for the commercial deployment of hydrogen production using nuclear energy. The initiative will culminate in a roadmap guiding document, to provide countries with a tool for evaluating, planning and strategising the development of nuclear hydrogen projects.

Energy & Environment 06 May 2022


USA funds nuclear-coupled carbon capture studies

USA funds nuclear-coupled carbon capture studies

The US Department of Energy has awarded nearly USD5 million to two separate cost-shared projects that aim to study the use of direct air capture technology at nuclear power plants. The studies - one led by Constellation at its Byron plant, and the other led by Battelle Memorial Institute at Southern Company's Farley plant - ultimately aim to leverage the plants' carbon-free energy to remove CO2 from ambient air.

Energy & Environment 21 April 2022


US organisation calls for doubling of nuclear

US organisation calls for doubling of nuclear

Doubling domestic nuclear energy production by 2050 is an "ambitious but achievable" national goal that would help the USA achieve 100% clean energy, US think-tank the Nuclear Innovation Alliance said. The organisation is calling for the US Department of Energy to launch an Advanced Nuclear Energy Earthshot as part of its Energy Earthshots initiative to help achieve this.

Energy & Environment 14 April 2022


US nuclear generation down but share remains the same

US nuclear generation down but share remains the same

Total US nuclear electricity generation declined slightly for the second consecutive year in 2021, although nuclear's share of electricity generation has remained similar to its average share over the previous decade, according to figures from the US Energy Information Administration.

Energy & Environment 12 April 2022


IPCC sets out energy options for 'liveable future'

IPCC sets out energy options for 'liveable future'

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report says that without "immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach".

Energy & Environment 04 April 2022


Constellation, Microsoft in clean energy collaboration

Constellation, Microsoft in clean energy collaboration

Constellation is collaborating with Microsoft on the development of an energy matching technology to match a customer's power needs with local carbon-free energy sources. The real-time, data-driven carbon accounting solution will use hour-by-hour regional tracking giving customers clearer and more accurate data on their emissions impact and help to achieve zero-carbon goals, the company said.

Energy & Environment 08 March 2022