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Costs key to commercialisation of advanced reactors, says LucidCatalyst

Costs key to commercialisation of advanced reactors, says LucidCatalyst

Advanced reactors that have a capital cost of less than USD3000 per kilowatt will be attractive investments and create the most value for plant owners, a study by international consultancy LucidCatalyst has concluded. The report found flexible advanced reactors complement wind and solar in markets with high penetrations of renewables.

New Nuclear 14 July 2020


US benchmarking analysis shows growing momentum for decarbonisation

US benchmarking analysis shows growing momentum for decarbonisation

The US power sector made significant progress in the transition away from coal in 2019, driving substantial reductions in pollution from the power sector, according to a newly released benchmarking study of the country's 100 largest power producers. Nuclear made up 55% of the USA's zero-carbon resources.

Energy & Environment 13 July 2020


Innovation is key to clean energy future, says Brouillette

Innovation is key to clean energy future, says Brouillette

US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette yesterday called for the world to take a dynamic, rather than static, approach to energy policy to facilitate the innovation necessary to secure a clean energy future. Speaking at the International Energy Agency's Clean Energy Transitions Summit 2020, he cautioned against "static" policies that could stifle innovation and limit fuel choices.

Energy & Environment 10 July 2020


US awards multiple decommissioning contracts for legacy sites

US awards multiple decommissioning contracts for legacy sites

The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) has awarded multiple contracts to provide nationwide deactivation, decommissioning and removal services at "excess" facilities across the EM complex.

Waste & Recycling 07 July 2020


Nuclear's role recognised in US decarbonisation plan

Nuclear's role recognised in US decarbonisation plan

The US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released a report establishing a goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy-wide in the USA by no later than 2050. The Climate Crisis Action Plan includes support to keep existing nuclear plants operating and calls for Congressional support for the development of advanced nuclear technologies.

Energy & Environment 02 July 2020


BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO production

BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO production

Idaho National Laboratory has awarded BWX Technologies Inc a USD26 million, 20-month contract to expand and upgrade its manufacturing line for TRISO nuclear fuel. The award, to BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc, will expand its capacity for the manufacture of TRISO fuel compacts and also upgrade existing systems for delivering production-scale quantities of the fuel, BWXT said.

Uranium & Fuel 02 July 2020


X-energy and NFI team up to supply HTGR fuel

X-energy and NFI team up to supply HTGR fuel

US company X-energy has announced it is to be the exclusive counterparty to supply fuel to Japan's high-temperature gas-cooled reactor under a teaming arrangement with Nuclear Fuel Industries of Japan.

Uranium & Fuel 30 June 2020


Canada, USA build critical minerals cooperation

Canada, USA build critical minerals cooperation

Canada and the USA last week reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening supply chains for critical minerals including uranium in their first working group meetings since finalising a bilateral collaboration agreement earlier this year.

Uranium & Fuel 23 June 2020


Isotek, DOE sign legacy waste contract modification

Isotek, DOE sign legacy waste contract modification

SNC-Lavalin's Isotek Systems, LLC business and the US Department of Energy have signed a USD254 million contract modification to perform processing operations to dispose of uranium-233 material up until 2024 on the Uranium-233 Disposition Project at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. This contract modification, SNC-Lavalin said, is aligned with the company's new strategy to move towards engineering services and greater growth.

Waste & Recycling 22 June 2020


Judge rules in MEAG Power's favour on Vogtle PPA

Judge rules in MEAG Power's favour on Vogtle PPA

A US district judge has ruled that the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed in 2008 between JEA and Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power) for electricity from the AP1000 units under construction at the Vogtle site in Georgia is "valid and enforceable". JEA, together with the City of Jacksonville, Florida, launched a series of legal and regulatory cases in 2018 in an attempt to have the agreement invalidated.

Corporate 19 June 2020