No2NuclearPower news & information about the UK nuclear industry

  • Green Recovery
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Putting green jobs at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery could help level-up the UK’s net zero commitment according to a new report. Researchers from the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment highlighted six key areas where the government could invest, creating both jobs and decarbonisation. These include renewable power generation, distribution and storage, electric vehicle (EV) production and charging infrastructure and carbon capture, use and … read more »

  • Energy Bills
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:14 am

    The government has vowed to keep a lid on the energy bills of 15m homes until at least the end of next year after agreeing to extend the energy price cap beyond 2020. Under legislation, ministers could have abandoned the cap on standard variable energy tariffs – brought in at the start of 2019 to prevent “rip-off” energy deals – as soon as the end of this year. But government officials and the regulator have agreed to extend the cap … read more »

  • World Nuclear
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:13 am

    A “solid group” of 10-12 countries building nuclear power plants for the first time will emerge in the next decade, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Director General William Magwood in a WebChat on 16 October. World Nuclear News 19th Oct 2020 read more »

  • Molten Salt Reactors
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:12 am

    A new molten salt reactor design can scale from just 50 Megawatts electric (MWe) to 1,200 MWe, its creators say, while burning up nuclear waste in the process. Energy Daily founder Llewellyn King suggests the large reactor represents a move of public sentiment after public obstacles have continued to push the timeline on popular tiny reactor startup NuScale. Popular Mechanics 19th Oct 2020 read more »

  • SMRs
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:11 am

    The US Department of Energy has approved a cost-share award of more than USD1 billion for the construction of the first NuScale small modular reactor power plant in the USA. Meanwhile, the US International Development Finance Corporation has signed a Letter of Intent to support NuScale in the development of nuclear generating capacity in South Africa. World Nuclear News 19th Oct 2020 read more »

  • Fusion
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:10 am

    There’s a running joke that nuclear fusion is always 30 years away. However, it may be achieved sooner as projects begin to make progress. Leading the way is ITER, the world’s largest science experiment, which has recently started its machine assembly phase. We take a look at the latest developments at ITER and its influence on the energy industry. Power Technology 19th Oct 2020 read more »

  • Nuclear Submarines
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:09 am

    A Royal Navy officer has been sent home from the US after reporting to take charge of a submarine’s Trident nuclear missiles while unfit for duty. Lt Cdr Len Louw is under investigation at Faslane naval base in Scotland amid reports he had been drinking. Colleagues raised concerns when the weapons engineering officer arrived for work on HMS Vigilant last month. BBC 19th Oct 2020 read more »

  • Fukushima
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:08 am

    The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) share the concern of many governments and international environmental groups of reports that the Japanese Government has approved for the dumping of over 1 million tonnes of radioactively contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. It outlines some of the core concerns around such a move in this media release. NFLA 19th Oct 2020 read more » China on Monday urged the Japanese government to “cautiously” consider whether to … read more »

  • China
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Whatever mixture of motives lies behind the announcement by President Xi Jinping that his country’s carbon dioxide emissions will peak before 2030, resulting in carbon neutrality before 2060, China’s climate lead offers the prospect of a new era in world affairs. It alters the face of international negotiations to tackle the climate crisis and boosts hopes that catastrophic global heating can still be avoided. It is not quite a month since the president took everyone by surprise by making the … read more »

  • US
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:06 am

    In an extraordinary diplomatic attack, Beijing suggested “troublemaker” US must answer to the international community for breaking the consensus on climate change. A “factsheet” published by China’s ministry of foreign affairs on Monday described the US as being “widely viewed as a consensus-breaker and a troublemaker”. It accused Washington of having “seriously undermined global climate governance and cooperation” for failing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and withdrawing from the Paris Agreement – two global treaties designed to cut emissions. The … read more »

  • France
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:05 am

    French nuclear generation ramped up to 41 GW on Oct. 19 as more reactors returned to service after maintenance, lifting average output by 12 GW over the past four weeks, system data showed. S&P 18th Oct 2020 read more »

  • Poland
    by pete on 20 October, 2020 at 8:04 am

    The United States and Poland have struck a nuclear power agreement in which Poland will likely buy $18 billion in nuclear technology from U.S. companies, the U.S. energy department said on Monday. The United States has been competing with China and Russia and other countries to supply nuclear power technology to countries hoping to build their first reactors, or boost their programs. Reuters 19th Oct 2020 read more »