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Does a 'clean' label for nuclear power undercut renewables?

GreenBiz

Critics fear a clean energy standard that includes nuclear power would threaten solar and wind.

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Australia can learn from the American experience with nuclear power

Renew Economy

Nuclear power has no business case or operational need in Australia’s energy future. The post Australia can learn from the American experience with nuclear power appeared first on RenewEconomy. No one who understands energy markets would claim otherwise.

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America Steps Forward To Expand Nuclear Power

Jim Conca

DOE awarded TerraPower/GE Hitachi and X-energy an initial $80 million each to commercialize their advanced nuclear reactors, planning up to $3.2 billion award to UAMPS for the development and construction of a 720 MWe NuScale small modular nuclear power plant. They also approved a $1.4

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Nuclear Power Just Doesn’t Need Much Fuel

Jim Conca

On May 8th, the Columbia Generating Station, the only nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest, disconnected from the grid for its biannual refueling. It refueled and connected back to the grid only 42 days later. Just in time for summer’s increased electricity demand.

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One Big Chart: how does the cost of nuclear power compare to renewables?

The Guardian: Energy

Peter Dutton has suggested Australia should build large-scale nuclear reactors, but CSIRO’s GenCost report shows the price compared to solar and wind Electricity from nuclear power would cost Australia significantly more than generating it from solar and wind, according to the CSIRO.

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Nuclear Power Continues To Break Records In Safety And Generation

Jim Conca

Energy Northwest in Richland, WA, which operates the only nuclear power plant in the region, the Columbia Generating Station, has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2020. Not to mention breaking all generation records.

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Vogtle Unit 4 Achieves Commercial Operation, Now Largest Nuclear Power Plant in the U.S.

POWER Magazine

The road was long and the challenges difficult, but Plant Vogtle is now the largest nuclear power plant in the U.S., as Unit 4 was declared commercially operational on April […] The post Vogtle Unit 4 Achieves Commercial Operation, Now Largest Nuclear Power Plant in the U.S. appeared first on POWER Magazine.