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Germany retires more reactors and lignite plants
12 January, 2022
Germany’s nuclear and coal phase-out programmes both took a step...
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Olkiluoto NPP achieves first criticality
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 by The EPR reactor installed at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland achieved first criticality on 21 December, power utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced.

UK chooses HTGR for AMR development
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 by In a speech to the UK Nuclear Industry Association on 2 December, Greg Hands, minister of state for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, said 'excellent progress' had been made on the...

Macron says France will construct new NPPs
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by In a significant change to national policy, France is to begin building new nuclear reactors ‘to guarantee energy independence,’ and meet its climate change goals, president...

R-R confident of SMR delivery by 2030s
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 by Roll-Royce has announced that following the raising of £195 million in equity funding, its Small Modular Reactor business has now been established.

Illinois NPPs reverse retirement plans
Tuesday, November 02, 2021 by Exelon, the owner-operator of Illinois’s six nuclear power plants, has announced that the Byron and Dresden nuclear plants will continue operating rather than retire this autumn...

Inaugural meeting of the Vienna Group
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by The ‘Group of Vienna’ is an IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) initiative to discuss and promote nuclear technology’s roles in addressing social challenges. It includes...

US lab closes in on a key goal of nuclear fusion
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by Scientists at the National Ignition Facility, a science institute in Livermore, California, believe they are on the verge of achieving a longstanding goal in nuclear fusion...

Funded SMR project may be cut back
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by It has been reported by local press that Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, a co-operative that last year received nearly $1.3m in federal funding to pursue an SMR (small...

Nuclear startup raises millions in seed funding
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by The German-Canadian nuclear startup Dual Fluid, founded in January 2021, has successfully completed its first investment round. The round was fully subscribed as planned....

TerraPower and PacifiCorp to advance nuclear technology in Wyoming
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by PacifiCorp and TerraPower, backed by Wyoming governor Mark Gordon have announced efforts to push forward a Natrium reactor demonstration project at a retiring coal plant in Wyoming....

Vattenfall to become minority shareholder in Estonian nuke start-up
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 by Vattenfall has signed an agreement with the Estonian nuclear energy start-up company Fermi Energia in order to become a minority shareholder of the company with a seed investment of €...

Potential solution to one of fusion energy's hottest problems
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 by Scientists at the UK Atomic Energy Authority have successfully tested what is said to be a world-first concept, one that could solve one of the major problems in developing fusion energy.

India to build six nuclear reactors
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by EDF has submitted an offer to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to provide assistance in the construction of six nuclear reactors in the Indian province of Maharashtra.

Fusion research ­company installs UK’s biggest gas gun
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by First Light Fusion, a prominent company in the research field of energy generation via inertial fusion, has completed construction of a 22-metre-long two-stage gas gun as part of...

Indian Point NPP retired after 59 years
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by The Indian Point Energy Center permanently stopped generating electricity on 30 April when it retired its last operating nuclear reactor, Unit 3, earlier than originally planned....

UKAEA completes project to accelerate
fusion development
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has completed a pilot project working with five companies to tackle some of fusion energy’s most complex challenges.

Jacobs supports UK AMR research funding
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by Dallas-based Jacobs is to provide cutting-edge technical support for two companies whose work developing new nuclear power reactors has secured UK government research funding.

Rolls-Royce on track for 2030 delivery of UK SMR
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 by Rolls-Royce has almost completed the feasibility stage in the development of its UK small modular reactor (SMR) and in May will focus on securing investment, said its chief...

£12 million UK-Japan robotics deal for fusion energy
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Britain and Japan have signed a research and technology deployment collaboration to help automate nuclear decommissioning and other aspects of fusion energy production. Said to be...

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