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Brookfield sees new dawn for nuclear

Brookfield sees new dawn for nuclear

There is no credible net-zero scenario in which nuclear does not grow its capacity from today, global asset management company Brookfield said in a newly released White Paper.

Corporate 03 October 2022


Microsoft to procure clean energy credits from OPG

Microsoft to procure clean energy credits from OPG

Microsoft Canada is to procure Clean Energy Credits sourced from Ontario Power Generation's carbon-free hydro and nuclear assets as part of Microsoft's efforts to power its datacentres with carbon-free energy. The CEC purchase agreement is a "first" for both companies.

Corporate 27 September 2022


US partnerships boost development of hydrogen economy

US partnerships boost development of hydrogen economy

Argonne National Laboratory has teamed up with Constellation Energy Corp to develop carbon-free power generation technologies, including a project focusing on hydrogen production from nuclear power plants, while Bloom Energy and Excel Energy have announced plans for hydrogen production at a nuclear plant in Minnesota. Meanwhile, the US Department of Energy has opened applications for a USD7 billion programme to create regional clean hydrogen hubs.

Energy & Environment 23 September 2022


UNECE roadmap to net-zero calls for greater use of nuclear energy

UNECE roadmap to net-zero calls for greater use of nuclear energy

Nuclear energy plays a significant role in scenarios which achieve carbon neutrality in North America, Europe and Central Asia, according to a new report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. If advanced reactors are successfully deployed to complement large scale nuclear reactors and there is progress in introducing low-carbon hydrogen infrastructure, then the role for nuclear energy is even greater.

Energy & Environment 21 September 2022


US study assesses potential for coal-to-nuclear conversion

US study assesses potential for coal-to-nuclear conversion

Hundreds of coal power plant sites across the USA could be converted to nuclear plant sites, providing huge decarbonisation gains as well as bringing tangible economic, employment and environmental benefits to the communities where those plants are located, a new US Department of Energy study has found.

Energy & Environment 14 September 2022


Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Also in this edition, Elizabeth Muller, CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, outlines its ambitions to "solve" the nuclear waste disposal issue.

Perspectives 01 September 2022


Research paper calls for infrastructure rethink to meet net-zero

Research paper calls for infrastructure rethink to meet net-zero

Governments must invest and break down roadblocks to the deployment of emerging and existing technologies if the world is to move to net-zero by mid-century - including legislative change to allow countries that currently prohibit the use of nuclear energy to consider using it as part of their energy mix, according to a new report by Princeton University and Worley.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2022


California lawmakers vote to keep Diablo Canyon online

California lawmakers vote to keep Diablo Canyon online

As California declares an extreme heat emergency its legislators have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that will enable the state's only nuclear power plant to remain in operation for up to five years longer than currently planned.

Nuclear Policies 01 September 2022


Inflation Reduction Act passed by the US House

Inflation Reduction Act passed by the US House

The US House of Representatives has voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which now heads to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The passing of the wide-ranging bill, which includes support for existing and new nuclear, was welcomed by the nuclear industry.

Energy & Environment 15 August 2022


Dow to decarbonise with advanced nuclear

Dow to decarbonise with advanced nuclear

Materials science company Dow is to collaborate with X-energy to deploy Xe-100 high-temperature gas reactor technology to provide carbon-free process heat and power to one of Dow's US Gulf Coast sites. The reactor is expected to be operational around 2030.

Waste & Recycling 10 August 2022