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  1. Senator: U.S. must avoid losing all nuclear power generation

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) announced a series of year-long hearings in which the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development will look into the future of nuclear power in the nation. Alexander said the subcommittee will begin expanded oversight with budget hearings in February and March, then turn to a series of hearings in April about the future of nuclear in the U.S. and what the country would be like without nuclear power.  There would be hearings on nuclear waste, energy research, nuclear vs. renewables, and energy reliability. In his speech, Alexander laid out three incidents that show the impact of shutting down nuclear compared to building new nuclear. Alexander said that in Japan, where all 48 nuclear reactors shut down after the 2011 Fukushima accident, the cost of generating electricity has increased 56 percent since 2011. “After Fukushima, Japan began shutting down its 48 nuclear reactors, which provided 30 percent of the country’s electricity,” Alexander said. “Things have changed, but not for the better.” In Germany , which began phasing out its 17 reactors in favor of more wind and solar, the cost of the energy switch is estimated at $1.2 trillion, with electricity prices increasing 60 percent in five years. In addition, in order to support a large manufacturing base, Germany has had to import nuclear power from France, natural gas from Russia, and began building coal-fired power plants. “During my visit (to Germany), when I asked an economic minister what he would say to a manufacturer concerned about energy costs in Germany, he said ‘I would suggest he go somewhere else,’” Alexander said. The United Arab Emirates, conversely, would have completed four reactors , generating 25 percent of its annual electricity from nuclear by 2020. Alexander also listed what the U.S. would have to do in order to not follow the same path as Japan and Germany, including build more reactors, figure out the nuclear waste storage issue, double energy research and encourage more energy diversity. To read the full speech, click here . Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

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    Thu, 5 Feb 2015

  2. Report says Europe should boost nuclear power generation

    Nuclear power will help Europe reduce carbon dioxide emissions and its dependence on foreign fossil fuels, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan.

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    Fri, 14 Dec 2012

  3. Development of floating nuclear SMR in China in the works

    Lloyd’s Register Energy signed a cooperation framework agreement with the Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC) to design and develop a floating vessel containing a small modular reactor (SMR) in China.

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    Mon, 26 Oct 2015

  4. Hayward Tyler Group acquires Peter Brotherhood

    UK engineering business Peter Brotherhood is to be acquired from Dresser-Rand by specialist engineering firm the Hayward Tyler Group.

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    Mon, 12 Oct 2015

  1. Hayward Tyler Group acquires Peter Brotherhood

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    Mon, 12 Oct 2015

  2. EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook: NatGas Generation Tops Coal in July

    For just the second time in history, gas-fired power generation surpassed coal-fired generation in July.  That's according to the short-term energy outlook (STEO) released Oct. 6 by the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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    Tue, 6 Oct 2015

  3. S. Korea expands nuclear capacity despite wary public

    In a poll released Jan. 8, 34.8 percent of South Koreans reported they consider nuclear power generation to be a safe technology, down from 40 percent just after Fukushima and 71 percent in January 2010.

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    Tue, 8 Jan 2013

  4. Dominion retires 556 MW Kewaunee nuclear power plant

    Dominion shut down its 556 MW Kewaunee Power Station permanently, ending almost 40 years of nuclear power generation at the station located about 35 miles southeast of Green Bay on Lake Michigan

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    Tue, 7 May 2013

  5. Rosatom target South African market

    Russian state nuclear specialists Rosatom are to concentrate efforts to provide nuclear power generation technology in South Africa.

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    Wed, 27 Mar 2013

  6. UN atomic agency says nuclear growth recorded

    The International Atomic Energy Agency has recorded a slight rise in nuclear power generation based on 2012 figures, after a drop in 2011, following Fukushima.

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    Wed, 6 Mar 2013

  7. Nuclear power’s 2012 growth to continue, forecasts IAEA report

    Global nuclear power generation capacity return to growth in 2012 after dropping in 2011 following the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster, according to a draft of an IAEA report seen by Agence France-Presse this week.  

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    Tue, 5 Mar 2013

  8. new BW nuclear company

    Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W) said it is combining its B&W Nuclear Power Generation Group with its B&W Modular Nuclear Energy, LLC to form Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc.

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    Mon, 5 Apr 2010

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