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Canadian AP1000 deployment could bring billions in economic benefits, study finds

Canadian AP1000 deployment could bring billions in economic benefits, study finds

The deployment of four AP1000 units in Ontario could have an impact of more than CAD28.7 billion (USD21.2 billion) on Canada's GDP during the manufacturing, engineering and construction phase alone, an independent study has found.

Energy & Environment 29 February 2024


BHP considers nuclear-powered cargo ships

BHP considers nuclear-powered cargo ships

Dutch nuclear energy development and consultancy company ULC-Energy BV has completed a study - commissioned by global mining company BHP - to investigate the potential use of civil nuclear technologies to power commercial maritime vessels.

Energy & Environment 23 February 2024


IEA Ministerial Meeting recognises role of nuclear

IEA Ministerial Meeting recognises role of nuclear

The International Energy Agency's 2024 Ministerial Meeting and 50th Anniversary event, held in Paris on 13-14 February, has agreed to recognise nuclear as one technology for achieving energy security and decarbonisation.

Energy & Environment 14 February 2024


Nuclear output to reach new record by 2025, says IEA

Nuclear output to reach new record by 2025, says IEA

Global nuclear power generation is forecast to grow by almost 3% annually on average through to 2026, reaching a new record high by 2025, according to the International Energy Agency. More than half of new reactors expected to become operational during the outlook period are in China and India.

Energy & Environment 24 January 2024


US Administration sets out rules for clean hydrogen credits

US Administration sets out rules for clean hydrogen credits

The White House says its tax credit incentive stands to be the most consequential policy supporting the deployment of clean hydrogen in US history - but stipulations that would make credits available only to the newest clean electricity generating units would exclude most of the US nuclear fleet.

Energy & Environment 10 January 2024


Colorado study recommends nuclear to replace coal plant

Colorado study recommends nuclear to replace coal plant

A study of clean energy alternatives led by the Pueblo Innovative Energy Solutions Advisory Committee found that only advanced nuclear could make the community "whole" from the losses it will suffer from the closure of the last unit at the Comanche coal-fired power plant in Pueblo, Colorado, while ensuring a just transition.

Energy & Environment 09 January 2024


South Africa opens draft IRP energy plan for public comment

South Africa opens draft IRP energy plan for public comment

The draft Integrated Resource Plan setting out how South Africa will seek to ensure security of electricity supply was formally issued by Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe and will be open to public comments until 23 February.

Energy & Environment 05 January 2024


New wetland proposed near Hinkley Point C

New wetland proposed near Hinkley Point C

EDF Energy is proposing the creation of more than 800 acres (324 hectares) of saltmarsh on the River Parrett in Somerset, UK, as an alternative to the proposal for 280 underwater speakers to produce an acoustic fish deterrent at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Energy & Environment 04 January 2024


UK-Korean partnership to develop nuclear-powered cargo ships

UK-Korean partnership to develop nuclear-powered cargo ships

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Lloyd's Register, Zodiac Maritime, HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering and Kepco Engineering & Construction for the development of nuclear-propelled ship designs, including bulk carriers and container ships.

Energy & Environment 03 January 2024


New Brunswick releases energy strategy with SMR focus

New Brunswick releases energy strategy with SMR focus

The strategy outlining how the province aims to transition to clean energy calls for the addition of 600 MWe of capacity at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generation Station by 2035, doubling New Brunswick's current nuclear capacity.

Energy & Environment 15 December 2023