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  1. Nuclear power generation rising in leading Asian countries

    With rising power demand , countries in Asia are increasing output and diversifying their energy mix, including nuclear power generation. Facing rapid industrialization, Asian superpowers like China and India are expected to continue to grow their nuclear power sectors to keep up with energy consumption. Despite its history with reactors, Japan is also expected to restore nuclear power as a main source of energy in the country. China Major energy firms in China have recently decided to merge to increase development of nuclear power technologies, Barrons reported. State Power Investment Corp., the result of the merger between State Nuclear Power Technology and China Power Investment Corp., will control more than $112.6 billion in assets. Additionally, CGN Power and China National Nuclear Corp. may also merge to avoid being overtaken in the nuclear power industry. With these newly formed entities, they will likely have more assets for research and development of more effective nuclear power technologies that could lead to greater export opportunities for Chinese companies. This could mark a rise of nuclear in its energy mix after oil, gas and coal dominated its portfolio. China is known for its petroleum and other liquids production, ranking No. 4 in the world for thousands of barrels per day produced in 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. India With strong support from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India will likely to witness swift growth in the nuclear power sector, DNA India reported. Last year, Modi said that he backs the Department of Atomic Energy's plans to expand nuclear power generation. During his time in office, Modi helped remove barriers to foreign and domestic investments in the nuclear power market. By 2020, India is projected to have a nuclear power capacity of 14,600 megawatts, according to the World Nuclear Association. About 25 percent of its energy may come from nuclear by 2050 as it invests in technologies like fast reactors and thorium fuel cycle. To achieve this goal, India may partner with China in a civil nuclear energy cooperation, Indian Express reported. In September 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled to India to meet with Modi to discuss the initiative between the two countries. "As large developing countries committed to promoting the use of clean energy, India and China believe that expansion of civil nuclear energy program is an essential component of their national energy plans to ensure energy security," Modi and Xi said. Japan In 2011, Japan suffered one of the worst global nuclear disasters in its history after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Despite the incident, Japan plans to increase nuclear power to produce 20 to 22 percent of its energy by 2030, Reuters reported. This is lower than before the disaster when nuclear power accounted for almost 30 percent of Japan's power generation. A consulting committee reinforced the government's decision to restart its nuclear reactors following safety checks. Japan aims to generate 27 percent of its power from liquefied natural gas and 26 percent from coal to fill in energy gaps left from the lack of nuclear power. More information on nuclear power in China can be found on PennEnergy's research area .

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    Tue, 2 Jun 2015

  2. Judge: Duke Energy doesn't owe $350 million for scuttled nuclear plant

    The Levy County deal was struck in 2008 by Progress Energy, which Duke later bought

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    Fri, 30 Dec 2016

  3. China plans to make nuclear energy tech a major export

    The industry is growing fast, with 32 reactors in operation, 22 being built and more planned, according to the World Nuclear Association

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    Thu, 25 Aug 2016

  4. Nuclear Energy News: China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy

    On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.

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    Wed, 24 Aug 2016

  1. Nuclear Energy News: China's nuclear power ambitions sailing into troubled waters

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    Mon, 1 Aug 2016

  2. $96bn merger to strengthen Chinese nuclear power influence

    The Chinese government has approved a merger aimed at increasing the country’s capability as an exporter of nuclear power technology .

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    Wed, 4 Feb 2015

  3. MoU signed for development of world-first nuclear reactor

    China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with US-based nuclear technology firm TerraPower for development of what will be the world’s first travelling wave nuclear reactor.  

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    Thu, 1 Oct 2015

  4. Chinese State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. selects Intergraph solutions for 16 nuclear reactor projects

    The Chinese State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. Ltd. has selected Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions to increase productivity and safety and to accelerate project schedules for the engineering, 3D design and data management of its 16 third-generation Westinghouse Electric Company AP1000™ ...

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    Thu, 3 Mar 2011

  5. DOE invests $60 million to advance nuclear power technology

    The Department of Energy announced more than $60 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancement awards 

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    Mon, 8 Jun 2015

  6. Thailand's EGAT signs agreement with China Guangdong Nuclear Power

    The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has signed an agreement with a Chinese developer of nuclear power technology , paving the way for the country's first atomic power plant, says governor Sombat Sarntijaree.

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    Tue, 17 Nov 2009

  7. Shaw initiates talks to extend Westinghouse nuclear power technology relationship

    The Shaw Group Inc. announced it has initiated discussions with Toshiba Corporation aimed at extending the companies’ relationship. These discussions center on extending the companies’ Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power technology relationship for an additional four years.

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    Mon, 29 Nov 2010

  8. DOE invests $67 million in nuclear power technology

    $11 million will be awarded for 12 research and development projects led by U.S. universities

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    Thu, 21 Aug 2014

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