• With the commission setting a minimum target of a 20% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020, nuclear power is seen in yesterday's research as providing 30% of Europe's energy demand by 2050. (theguardian.com)
  • A 2009 study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy found that a national standard requiring utilities to institute programs reducing electricity demand by 15 percent and natural gas demand by 10 percent would generate more than 220,000 jobs by 2020. (greentechmedia.com)
  • The United States, for example, would invest $90 billion in nuclear through 2020, with that amount growing to $118 billion between 2041 and 2050. (vice.com)
  • In 2020, the levelized cost of nuclear plants coming online was $95.2/MWh, comparable to conventional coal ($95.1/MWh) and below conventional combustion turbine natural gas-fired plants ($141.5/MWh). (unl.edu)
  • Is nuclear energy a good substitute for fossil fuels to reduce our CO2 emission or not? (edx.org)
  • Brand has joined a small but growing cadre of environmentalists, which includes Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies dean James Gustave Speth and World Resources Institute head honcho Jonathan Lash, in touting new, cleaner, safer nuclear technologies as a solution to the vexing problem of how to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels before solar and other renewables are ready to take up the slack. (emagazine.com)
  • And in a new twist, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has reportedly added language to the climate change bill he is drafting with Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) that calls for major federal subsidies to pay the cost of developing new nuclear energy technologies to lessen our nation's dependence on fossil fuels, which cause heat-trapping carbon dioxide build-up in the atmosphere. (emagazine.com)
  • The European commission will on Wednesday call for "a new industrial revolution", promoting renewable energy and nuclear power to replace dwindling fossil fuels and combat climate change. (theguardian.com)
  • Lackner, K.S. (2010) Comparative Impacts of Fossil Fuels and Alternative Energy Sources, Issues in Environmental Science and Technology 29, Carbon Capture: Sequestration and Storage, Royal Society of Chemistry. (scirp.org)
  • I agree with much of Frank Baumann's Dec. 16 letter to the editor in which he advocated we curtail our use of fossil fuels, and his recommendation to rely on nuclear energy as a primary energy source if, and only if, we rid that energy source of its inevitable waste product - one of the most durable toxic substances known to humanity. (heraldnet.com)
  • According to the report, Assembly members were 'much less supportive' of bioenergy, nuclear and fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage. (world-nuclear-news.org)
  • In fact, the use of nuclear power over fossil fuels such as coal or natural gas prevented an estimated 1.8 million net deaths between 1971-2009. (unl.edu)
  • Two most significant issues of difference are: different assessment of negative effects of fossil fuels and nuclear energy, and different assessment of an acceptable risk. (ecen.org)
  • On December 5, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments' Office of Enforcement notified BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc., of its intent to investigate potential noncompliances with DOE nuclear safety program (10 C.F.R. Part 830) requirements associated with the performance degradation of the outer fuel element at the High Flux Isotope Reactor. (energy.gov)
  • Energy and the Environment: Economics and Policy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Agricultural Economics, Fall 2019. (unl.edu)
  • August 23, 2019, Murmansk, Russia - The world's only floating power unit (FPU) Akademik Lomonosov set sail for its final destination of Pevek, Chukotka, in Russia's Far East, where it will provide a stable supply of clean energy. (rosatom.ru)
  • The Independent reported on Saturday that British Energy's chief nuclear officer, Roy Anderson, would receive a pay-off of close to £1m as a result of leaving. (building.co.uk)
  • Lloyd's Register Energy's Nuclear Vice-President, Mamdouh El-Shanawany, said: "This contract with FANR underlines our aspiration to become a leading nuclear safety Technical Support Organisation (TSO), and it demonstrates real momentum towards how nuclear safety can be managed and controlled in the nuclear sector. (lr.org)
  • The contract is a major milestone for Lloyd's Register Energy's nuclear ambitions to be recognised globally with the capability of acting on behalf of regulators as an independent Technical Safety Organisation and on one of the latest nuclear new build programmes worldwide. (lr.org)
  • Nick Nooren, Area Manager of Lloyd's Register Energy's Middle East and Africa business, said: "To be selected as the advisor to FANR is testament to the success of our long standing operation in the Middle East and our relationship with regulators, operators and suppliers within the nuclear sector globally. (lr.org)
  • VIENNA - The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) announced the completion of a multi-year campaign to move spent highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Canada to the United States at the International Conference on Nuclear Security (ICONS). (energy.gov)
  • The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions were key partners and played a pivotal role in the success of the campaign. (energy.gov)
  • Sandia National Laboratories is a multiprogram laboratory operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. (eponline.com)
  • Fully vested in advancing nuclear technology since its inception in 1946 , the U.S. Department of Energy's ( DOE ) Argonne National Laboratory helped complete detailed analyses of what potential transitions to a new nuclear energy future might look like. (labmanager.com)
  • Furthermore, nuclear energy's current technological capabilities-unlike other renewable technologies-can provide reliable baseload electricity in nearly every corner of the world. (unl.edu)
  • Nuclear energy's share of the global energy mix will undoubtedly increase over time, primarily through growth in China and India. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO issued its quarterly report on the status of the Nuclear Waste Fund and the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. (gao.gov)
  • One letter to Obama, penned by taxpayer advocacy and nuclear non-proliferation groups, warns that "With hundreds of billions in bailouts already on the shoulders of U.S. taxpayers, the country cannot afford to move forward with a program that could easily become the black hole for hundreds of billions more. (motherjones.com)
  • IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano speaks during the 2010 High-level Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons May 3 at the United Nations in New York. (theepochtimes.com)
  • The September 2009 resolution expressed concern over Israeli nuclear capabilities, and called on Israel to accede to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and put all of its nuclear facilities "under comprehensive IAEA safeguards. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Last week, the five permanent members-the United States, Russia, France, the U.K., and China-reiterated the need for such a zone in a statement made during the 2010 review conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. (theepochtimes.com)
  • While international expansion might make the job of non-proliferation more important, it reflects a growing confidence in an energy technology whose time may finally have come. (oecdobserver.org)
  • It opens up new possibilities for the joint development of new technologies - technologies that will help us combat the global threat of nuclear proliferation, as well as to create new commercial opportunities for US and Russian companies to produce cleaner, safer, and more secure nuclear energy. (energycentral.com)
  • This is another great example of AECL and the NNSA working together to advance our shared non-proliferation objectives and advance global nuclear security," said MacDonald. (energy.gov)
  • Commercial use of this technology would reduce nuclear proliferation concerns, lower costs, and protect the environment by eliminating existing nuclear waste. (unl.edu)
  • The technology is complex, expensive and proliferation-sensitive, since it is a pathway to nuclear weapons. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • They would have to be accompanied by guarantees on the non-proliferation of nuclear technology, the safety of the nuclear facilities and regional security, the newspaper said. (electricityforum.com)
  • Justin Bowden, national officer of the GMB Union, cited the government's actions as the reason for the nuclear station project collapsing: "This utterly predictable announcement from Hitachi is the outcome of successive government failures to act decisively around new nuclear, and in particular how it is financed. (energydigital.com)
  • Greg Mello, director of the Los Alamos Study Group, a nonprofit organization that closely monitors the government's activities at nuclear sites in New Mexico, said the reports at issue "provide almost the only window into the safety status of defense nuclear facilities. (publicintegrity.org)
  • In a 2014 article for Counterpunch , State University of New York/College of New York journalism professor Karl Grossman detailed the Japanese government's efforts to defend the nuclear industry at the expense of the welfare of the public. (globalresearch.ca)
  • Environmental groups are predictably hostile to the plans, with Greenpeace dubbing the government's nuclear policy "a dog's breakfast" and pointing out that in the small print of the nuclear white paper the government admits that taxpayers may have to pick up the tab if operators default on their waste and decommissioning liabilities. (windpowermonthly.com)
  • While steering clear of condemning the national government's decision to go nuclear, the BWEA warns that it is not a solution for the first decade. (windpowermonthly.com)
  • Britain announces plans to embark on constructing a new generation of nuclear power plants, despite the government's hostile approach to other nations' nuclear activities. (gasandoil.com)
  • Meantime, the Belgian government has complained to the EC about the UK government's £650 million loan to British Energy -- and Greenpeace and renewable energy supplier Ecotricity have begun legal action to stop the loan, saying it breaches EU law governing state aid to industry. (windpowermonthly.com)
  • The growing interest among Middle Eastern nations in establishing nuclear power programs prompted a Sandia National Laboratories team to conceive and lead development of a new institute that will seed and cultivate a regional culture of responsible nuclear energy management. (eponline.com)
  • Britain has agreed to build the country's first nuclear power plant in a generation, ignoring concerns raised by the Fukushima meltdown in Japan as the U.K. seeks to secure its future energy needs and cut greenhouse gas emissions. (manufacturing.net)
  • Germany decided two years ago to shut down all of its nuclear power plants by 2022, following years of anti-nuclear protests and the shock of the meltdown at Fukushima, Japan in 2011. (manufacturing.net)
  • The IEA's last nuclear roadmap was released in 2010, before a major earthquake and tsunami caused a core meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011. (vice.com)
  • Most nuclear plants came online between 1970 and 1990, and the infamous disasters of Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima originated from freak failures in dated technology. (unl.edu)
  • but nuclear disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima were followed by decisions in a number of countries around the world to close down their nuclear facilities. (ecen.org)
  • After the devastating catastrophe in Fukushima, the German government changed its laws about Nuclear energy and proclaimed that it wants to be a nuclear power free country by 2022 . (ubc.ca)
  • Once the news of Fukushima reached Germany, protest against Nuclear power flamed up across the country . (ubc.ca)
  • Before Fukushima, the Government and the energy companies were concerned that shutting down the old power plants would lead to power shortages and blackouts across Germany . (ubc.ca)
  • The potential of a nuclear catastrophe such as Chernobyl or Fukushima is the biggest concern in Germany . (ubc.ca)
  • She also outlines aspects of the Fukushima cover-up, and why international bodies and media are failing to hold nuclear and government agencies to account. (globalresearch.ca)
  • The announcement came after a report concluded that there are no safety grounds to limit nuclear power in the UK in the wake of the disaster at the earthquake- and tsunami-hit Japanese reactor in Fukushima. (gasandoil.com)
  • Britain's chief nuclear inspector Mike Weightman in May published interim findings of an inquiry into the lessons that Britain's nuclear industry could learn from the Fukushima disaster. (gasandoil.com)
  • But despite the conversion of a few high-profile greens and some Senators, the majority of environmentalists still decry the safety risks and economic expense of nuclear power, instead calling on the federal government to subsidize the development of renewable alternatives such as solar, wind, geothermal and biomass. (emagazine.com)
  • A Trump administration plan to subsidize coal and nuclear energy would cost US taxpayers about $10.6bn a year and prop up some of the oldest and dirtiest power plants in the country, a new analysis has found. (theguardian.com)
  • David Kreutzer, an energy economic and climate change analyst for the conservative Heritage Foundation wrote in a blog post for the National Journal that increasing the loan guarantees "is a bad idea for taxpayers, consumers and long-term industry competitiveness" because it would "stifle competition and technological development within the nuclear energy industry. (motherjones.com)
  • McNeal, a career civil servant who joined RenewableUK from the now abolished Department of Energy and Climate Change last year, was upbeat about the future of offshore wind. (theguardian.com)
  • It's not that something new and important and good had happened with nuclear, it's that something new and important and bad has happened with climate change," says environmentalist Stewart Brand, who recently authored a controversial article on the topic in the May issue of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology Review . (emagazine.com)
  • The 10th ECEN Assembly in 2014 focused thematically on the link between climate change and energy. (ecen.org)
  • In taking into consideration climate change and the current need of energy supply, we should not say strict no to nuclear energy. (ecen.org)
  • Set against the challenges of climate change and security of supply, the evidence in support of new nuclear power stations is compelling," he says. (windpowermonthly.com)
  • British Energy has been lobbying government to exempt nuclear-generated electricity from the Climate Change Levy (CCL) -- a tax on the business use of energy -- which would save the company between £80 million and £100 million a year. (windpowermonthly.com)
  • Hunterston B in Scotland and Hinkley Point B in Somerset are now known to be suffering from boiler cracks, and British Energy said the two plants would operate at only 70% capacity over the next six months. (building.co.uk)
  • Through the institute, Sandia seeks to introduce safety and security concepts and practices so that nations with emerging nuclear energy economies can prevent terrorists from obtaining dangerous materials and operate their nuclear plants safely. (eponline.com)
  • CCS has not, however, been deployed on a significant scale and has proven to be prohibitively expensive for energy companies to operate. (vice.com)
  • THe International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, has rated Nigeria high in the area of nuclear energy deployment, radiation safety and emergencies, while it commended the country and the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Agency, NNRA, for its efforts and commitment to improving safety and the protection of people and the environment. (vanguardngr.com)
  • In keeping with the maturity of nuclear power , articles on safety, siting and environmental problems are encouraged, as are those associated with economics and fuel management . (elsevier.com)
  • Mapping out safety to maximise OKG nuclear energy. (lr.org)
  • Recently, Lloyd's Register Energy won a significant contract to support the South Korean nuclear industry's commitment to best-practice, safety and risk management. (lr.org)
  • Under this two-year agreement, Lloyd's Register Energy will provide Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., (KHNP) with independent verification services to assess their nuclear safety equipment. (lr.org)
  • We look forward to combining our global technical safety and risk management expertise and our local presence in the collaborative development of a sustainable and safe nuclear power base in the UAE. (lr.org)
  • Over the last three years, the federal laboratory has been developing a program to ensure that local professionals in the United Arab Emirates will be trained in safety and security concepts related to nuclear energy programs. (eponline.com)
  • Those of us with the knowledge, who understand the safety, safeguards, and security that nuclear energy programs require, have a responsibility to help local professionals adequately prepare for what they're building. (eponline.com)
  • Water leakage had caused fissures in the site's storage cells, French nuclear safety agency DGSNR said last month. (edie.net)
  • Assembly members saw three main disadvantages to nuclear: its cost, safety and issues around waste storage and decommissioning. (world-nuclear-news.org)
  • The head of the federal agency that produces U.S. nuclear weapons has privately proposed to end public access to key safety reports from a federal watchdog group that monitors ten sites involved in weapons production. (publicintegrity.org)
  • Frank Klotz, administrator of the Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration, made the proposal to members of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in an October 13 meeting in his office overlooking the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall, multiple U.S. officials said. (publicintegrity.org)
  • Four of the safety board's five members heard Klotz's appeal, and one of them - Bruce Hamilton, a Republican - responded by drafting and briefly circulating a proposal among the members to stop releasing the board's weekly and monthly accounts of safety concerns at nuclear weapons factories and laboratories. (publicintegrity.org)
  • The proposal represented the second effort by federal officials in recent months to curtail public access to information about persistent safety problems in the nuclear production complex, which the Center for Public Integrity documented in articles published between June and August. (publicintegrity.org)
  • In June, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's chairman, Sean Sullivan - Hamilton's fellow Republican on the board - secretly urged the Trump administration to eliminate the safety board altogether. (publicintegrity.org)
  • The report makes clear that the UK has one of the best nuclear safety regimes in the world, and that nuclear power can go on powering homes and businesses across the UK, as well as supporting jobs," said Environment Secretary Chris Huhne. (gasandoil.com)
  • Britain and its western allies' hostilities towards Iran's nuclear program come as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is fully monitoring the country's activities and the agency experts are verifying high levels of safety in the country's facilities. (gasandoil.com)
  • How much nuclear waste is produced and how long does it need to be stored safely? (edx.org)
  • Problems with radioactivity leaking into groundwater were also recently reported at the La Hague nuclear waste site in Normandy, where dairy farmers felt the effects of the contamination. (edie.net)
  • The biggest problem with nuclear energy is its radioactivity and the effects it has on the planet. (ubc.ca)
  • A Doctoral Dissertation Prepared at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Jagiellonian University, Submitted to the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science at the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 1-162. (scirp.org)
  • Welcome to the 24th International Conference on Computing in High-Energy and Nuclear Physics. (cern.ch)
  • Today, there is a wide range of peaceful technologies of potential relevance to South Australia, from base-load electricity generation to desalination and to energy for remote settlements. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • AEP already includes such large companies as Rosenergoatom Concern (#2 in the world by nuclear electricity generation) TVEL (16,3% of the world nuclear fuel market), TENEX . (atomenergoprom.ru)
  • In 2006, overall electricity generation in Scotland increased by nearly a tenth, while electricity generated from nuclear power in Scotland decreased by a quarter," says cabinet finance secretary John Swinney. (windpowermonthly.com)
  • The UK urgently requires new investment in energy infrastructure to replace old and polluting sources of electricity generation, and ensure we a have sufficient capacity in the mid-2020s as we move to using more electricity in our daily lives. (edfenergy.com)
  • The Champagne producers are facing two nuclear timebombs - one already leaking at Soulaine, and one planned at Bure," said Fred Marillier of Greenpeace France. (edie.net)
  • And due in large part to the nuclear industry's lobbying strength in Washington, democrats have drawn criticism for favoring cleaner options like wind power in lieu of nuclear. (motherjones.com)
  • Nuclear energy may be the salvation that enables us to avoid the worst of the disasters resulting from our fossil fuel addiction, but only after we make nuclear energy a far cleaner fuel source than our current technology achieves. (heraldnet.com)
  • 11 Jan ( NucNet ) The US and Russia have taken "a major step forward" in civil nuclear energy cooperation by bringing into force an agreement that will open up new possibilities for the joint development of new technologies. (energycentral.com)
  • The US said in a statement today that the agreement offers significant benefits to both Russia and the US, including a solid legal foundation for long-term civil nuclear cooperation, expanded commercial opportunities for both Russian and US industry, and enhanced cooperation on important global nonproliferation goals. (energycentral.com)
  • According to the US statement, the agreement will also result in expanded commercial opportunities by allowing companies from both countries to team up more easily in joint ventures, and by permitting sales of US nuclear material and equipment to Russia. (energycentral.com)
  • Despite 11.2 GW of nuclear energy being produced globally - the largest number since 1990 - the large majority of these additions were produced in China and Russia. (usea.org)
  • In addition to materials research, the LWRS program is working on modernizing plant systems to reduce operation and maintenance costs, while also looking to diversify plant products through non-electric applications such as desalination and energy for hydrogen production. (energy.gov)
  • How can we make nuclear energy clean and more sustainable? (edx.org)
  • Is This The Only Way To Make Nuclear Energy Work? (oilprice.com)
  • That's a 57 percent increase over the current global capacity, which would boost nuclear's share of the world's energy production from 11 percent to 17 percent. (vice.com)
  • The German government has changed the laws regarding the final storage of nuclear waste . (ubc.ca)
  • In fulfilling its mission, EM manages and dispositions surplus nuclear materials and spent nuclear fuel. (energy.gov)
  • They are nuclear materials no longer needed for national security or other purposes, including spent nuclear fuel, special nuclear materials (as defined by the Atomic Energy Act ) and other nuclear materials. (energy.gov)
  • It is the largest removal of spent nuclear fuel to the United States ever completed under the Nuclear Material Removal Program. (energy.gov)
  • Spent" nuclear fuel doesn't always stay in its hole, but finds ways to leach into our drinking water, our air and our soil. (heraldnet.com)
  • The National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Nonproliferation and International Security and the Department of State's Office of Partnership for Nuclear Security and Khalifa University provided the financial backing. (eponline.com)
  • The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 defines SNF as fuel that has been withdrawn from a nuclear reactor following irradiation, the constituent elements of which have not been separated by reprocessing. (energy.gov)
  • Disposing of high-level waste was one, and even if progress is being made, non-nuclear countries in particular see overcoming this issue as an important test of the technology's attractiveness. (oecdobserver.org)
  • From this study it was found that several difficulties involved in the ADS based energy production, more specifically, difficulties regarding the target parameters, coding system, waste management, etc. (scirp.org)
  • Our collaboration on this project has demonstrated, once again, that when the United States and Canada work together, we can make the world a safer place," said Lisa E. Gordon Hagerty, DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator, following a bilateral meeting at ICONS with Alastair MacDonald, Vice President Decommissioning and Waste Management, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. (energy.gov)
  • Nuclear waste deposits retain their extreme toxicity for centuries, if not millennia. (heraldnet.com)
  • This combination produces much less waste and reduces the environmental impact of nuclear power plants. (labmanager.com)
  • We are mapping all of the existing, proposed, closed and defeated dirty energy and waste facilities in the US. (energyjustice.net)
  • One immediately attractive option is nuclear waste management. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • So far the nuclear waste has been stored at temporary warehouses in Germany. (ubc.ca)
  • Alongside the energy bill, the government published a nuclear policy paper outlining plans for a market framework that will encourage new nuclear, including setting parameters for dealing with waste and decommissioning and streamlining the permitting process. (windpowermonthly.com)
  • He stressed, though, that it will be for energy companies to fund, develop and build new nuclear power stations in the UK, including meeting the full costs of decommissioning and their full share of waste management costs. (windpowermonthly.com)