2015-01

January 2015

Green light for nuclear technology

The first major permission has been granted to build a nuclear reactor using new technology, it was announced today. Horizon Nuclear Power, a UK energy company, completed a standard regulatory pr...

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U.S. nuclear power efficiency up in 2014

U.S. nuclear power plants generated electricity at a record high level of efficiency last year and the Tennessee Valley Authority averaged slightly better than the industry as a whole, according to op...

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Cavendish Nuclear signs major contract to support EDF Energy fleet extension

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Restart for Doel 3 and Tihange 2 now slated for July

The process potentially to restart Electrabel's Doel 3 and Tihange 4 nuclear reactors has been extended to 1 July so the utility can answer further questions from an indep...

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Terrestrial Energy Announces Strategic Collaboration with University of Tennessee

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Upgrades enable ten-year extension for Dungeness nuclear plant - Power Engineering International

EDF Energy CEO, Vincent de Rivaz, has announced an extension to the life span of the Dungeness B nuclear power plantat an event in London for EDF Energy’s strategic supply partners. Th...

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WorleyParsons completes acquisition of Atlantic Nuclear Services

WorleyParsons announces the completion of the acquisition of Atlantic Nuclear Services (ANI), a Canadian based nuclear consulting business headquartered in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Through the acqu...

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Nuclear power safer than ever: China

CHINA - All Chinese nuclear power generating units have met, and even exceeded, global standards, a national industry safety official said in the runup to the country's restart of its nuclear powe...

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Bruce Power produces record amount of energy in 2014

TIVERTON, ON – Jan. 12, 2014 – Bruce Power’s eight units set a company record for electricity output in 2014, with Bruce A and B surpassing a site record previous...

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UAE Says Nuclear Energy Program Progressing “On Schedule”

UAE Says Nuclear Energy Program Progressing “On Schedule” Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) completes the concrete dome for the Unit 1 Reactor Containment Building ...

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Chalk River nuclear science lab gets $55M upgrade

Chalk River, ON - A $55-million upgrade in the nuclear science and technology capacity at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), a subsidiary of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, was recently completed. ...

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UPDATE 2-French energy minister wants new nuclear reactors

PARIS, Jan 13 (Reuters) - France should build a new generation of nuclear reactors to replace the country's ageing plants, Energy Minister Segolene Royal said on Tuesday, the first time ...

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Nuclear Navy father honored

The next Virginia-class attack submarine is to be named for the father of the nuclear Navy, who six decades ago oversaw the integration of nuclear reactors into the submarine force. Navy Secretar...

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Looking for a new job in 2015? Advanced manufacturing is hiring

Ontario manufacturers make about $275-billion worth of stuff — advanced stuff — each year. These goods account for 81 percent of the province’s total exports and 47 pe...

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Terrestrial Energy Announces Initial Collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 7, 2015) - Terrestrial Energy Inc. (the "Company") announces that it has entered into an initial collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laborato...

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Nuclear power is the greenest option, say top scientists

Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accept its expansion if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, some of the world&...

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Nuclear generating capacity rises in 2014

Global nuclear generating capacity increased slightly in 2014 as five new reactors began supplying electricity, while just one was permanently shut down. The year saw new reactors with total capa...

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Ireland needs to consider nuclear option, says minister

Alex White, energy minister for the Republic of Ireland, has said that nuclear power ought to be considered in a debate on the country's future energy needs. "I have the view that i...

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