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  1. Jordan and Vietnam named as nuclear growth hotspots

    Three countries have been highlighted as growth regions for the nuclear power industry by a global professional services consultancy. Unsurprisingly, one is China, however the other two spotlighted by Procorre are Jordan and Vietnam. Procorre states that “five years on from the Fukushima disaster, a number of countries have started heavily investing in their nuclear industries for the first time and are taking steps to increase the amount of energy generated by nuclear power”. Jordan currently imports over 95 per cent of its energy however Procorre says that it hopes to generate nearly half of its own electricity using nuclear power by 2030. “This year, construction began on Jordan’s first nuclear reactor , Qasr Amra 1, which should be in operation by 2023. The country’s second reactor, Qasr Amra 2, is planned and expected to be in operation by 2025. The total capacity of these reactors will be 1060 MW and there are plans to build a third and fourth reactor in the long term.” Procorre says that in recent years most of Vietnam ’s energy supply has come from hydropower. “However, due to rapid growth in demand for electricity, the country is currently facing an electricity shortage. Plans have been put in place to develop the country’s nuclear offering . It is expected that 5.7 per cent of the country’s electricity will come from nuclear power by 2030. With Russia financing 2400 MW of nuclear capacity from 2020, and Japan financing an additional 2200 MW of construction, Vietnam is well on its way to becoming a country of interest for consultants as well as investors.” Stuart Livingstone, group operations director at Procorre, said: “We’re currently seeing a boom in technological developments both in countries with emerging nuclear capabilities and those more established countries, meaning the future of the industry is looking very promising.” He said that “despite a period of instability, the nuclear industry is picking itself up and creating a wealth of opportunities.”  

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    Thu, 8 Sep 2016

  2. Macfarlane urges nuclear power industry to stay focused on safety

    NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane urges nuclear power industry to stay focused on safety and public outreach

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    Wed, 19 Nov 2014

  3. British nuclear deals finally signed

    The British government, EDF and China General Nuclear Group have signed an agreement to commence development of Britain’s new generation of nuclear power plants, 12 years after then Prime Minister Tony Blair kick-started the process with his party’s energy review.

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    Fri, 30 Sep 2016

  4. DOE sees no shortcut to deployment of advanced nuclear reactors

    Task force looks at 3,000 MW to 5,000 MW of annual nuclear additions

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    Wed, 19 Oct 2016

  1. DOE Task Force Sees ‘No Shortcut’ to Generous Deployment of Advanced Reactors

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    Mon, 10 Oct 2016

  2. GE Hitachi and Exelon bring data analytics to the nuclear power industry

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Exelon Generation announce the joint development of two digital solutions. 

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    Wed, 30 Sep 2015

  3. Tyco opens $25MM facility in Massachusetts to serve nuclear power industry

    Tyco Flow Control has opened a $25 million advanced nuclear testing and development facility in Mansfield, Mass., providing cutting-edge testing and manufacturing capabilities to help meet the growing need for nuclear power generation.

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    Wed, 21 Jul 2010

  4. California land regulators to weigh end of nuclear power

    The commission's vote is the first of multiple regulatory hurdles facing the agreement to shut down the 31-year-old plant nearly 20 years ahead of PG&E's previously planned termination 

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    Tue, 28 Jun 2016

  5. Last California plant to close as nuclear power struggles

    Rooftop solar panels and churning wind turbines are hastening the demise of U.S. nuclear power plants and the safety fears and high operating costs they bring.

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    Wed, 22 Jun 2016

  6. Nuclear Energy News: California land officials sign off on closing nuclear plant

    California land officials dropped their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant and signed off Tuesday on a deal to close the Central Coast facility many years earlier than its operators had previously sought.

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    Wed, 29 Jun 2016

  7. Nuclear Energy News: California land regulators to weigh end of nuclear power

    California regulators are expected to decide Tuesday whether to drop their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant in return for its promised early closing.

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    Tue, 28 Jun 2016

  8. Nuclear power industry explores accident-resistant fuel

    Researchers are trying to make the fuel in nuclear power plants safer during extreme accidents.

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    Tue, 17 Jun 2014

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